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True Hunger vs. The Greed of Our Stomachs, by Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa

Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa explains the meaning of true hunger where your body is truly calling for food rather than being driven by your desires. Resources for seekers Overcoming Greed, Opening Your Heart To Gratitude Ramadan: When Feeding Others in Need Supersedes Our Own Greed Habib Umar – Cautioning against greed and materialism Shaykh Hasan Le […]

How Cautious Should I Be When Buying Food? [Video]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum How cautious should I be when buying food? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz returned […]

Can I Work in a Kitchen With Impermissible Food? [Video]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Can I work in a kitchen with impermissible food? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz […]

Is It Permissible to Eat Calamari According to the Hanafi School?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum Is it permissible to eat calamari according to the Hanafi school? Answer: assalamu alaykum In the Hanafi school, the only seafood that is permitted to consume is what falls into the category of fish. Therefore, calamari would not be permitted according to Hanafis. [al-Marghinani, al-Hidaya] There is, […]

Is Sushi Containing Rice, Wine Vinegar and Mirin Permissible?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum Is sushi containing rice, wine vinegar and mirin permissible? Answer:Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Sushi made with fish would be permitted in the absence of any unlawful ingredients. Mirin appears to be a type of wine, hence, it would be impermissible to consume it or eat food cooked in […]

Is It Permissible to Do Dhikr and Then Blow on Food for Barakah?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, I was told that it is permissible to do dhikr and then blow on food or drink to give that food or drink barakah (blessings). Is there any validity to this? Answer: Assalamu alaykum, I pray that you are well. It is permissible to recite the Qur’an, […]

Should I Buy Halal Food for My Cats? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam’aleykum, I am taking care of 3 cats. Do we need to buy halal food for them? Answer:Wa alaykum al-Salam There are two areas of concern relating to your question. One is feeding animals carrion or non-slaughtered meat and the other is purchasing of such meat. Feeding animals carrion: […]

Cook Food For Others (30 Days, 30 Deeds), by Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Cook Food For Others, by Ustadh Amjad Tarsin 30 Days, 30 Deeds Sacred Acts to Transform the Heart Every night, our scholars in residence explore one simple deed that could have far reaching spiritual impact on our lives – and the lives of others. Every day we’ll make the intention to put that teaching into […]

Living Right With This Planet

There are many crimes perpetrated in the modern world. The crimes against this planet, the tyranny of human beings against animals and the natural environment, are probably the worst, argues Dr Umar Faruq Abdallah. As part of this tour of Malaysia, Dr Umar delivered this unequivocal condemnation of our violation of all that God has […]

Four Obstacles to Obedience to Allah

We’ve all been through the moment where we’re ready to make change and get right with God, but when we try, we just can’t seem to follow through. Either our plans aren’t sustainable, or our old ways are just too tempting. In this series of lectures, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin, chaplain at the University of Toronto, […]