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Food Consumption – A Reader

This reader gathers various guidelines on food consumption, from the etiquette of eating, to what is considered impermissible to eat. Adab of Eating and Feeding Others Eating Right: Eating Out – A Luxury or a Necessity? by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Riyad al-Salihin: Book on the Adab Related to Food Should We Cover Food? Is It Permissible to Do Dhikr and […]

Is Everything Haram Until Proven Halal?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is everything haram until proven halal? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, The basis in most matters is permission (ibaha) as understood from the Qur’anic verse, “He is the One Who created everything in the earth for you.” [2:29] Something would only subsequently be deemed interdicted in the […]

The Lawful and The Prohibited: A Comprehensive SeekersHub Reader

The lawful and the prohibited form the 14th chapter of Imam Al-Ghazali’s seminal work, the Ihya, which is widely regarded as the greatest work on Islamic spirituality in the world. Shaykh Seraj Hendricks’ “On the Halal and Haram” now online The Hanafi Madhab’s Approach to Classifying Legal Rulings Major vs Minor Sins, and Haram vs. Makruh […]

It Is Permissible to Eat Non-Zabiha Meat in North America?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it permissible to eat non-zabiha meat (meat not slaughtered with Islamic standards) in North America? 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 […]

Is Cochineal (Red Dye From Insects) Permissible To Consume?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, Is it permissible to eat insects or food that uses dye made out of insects e.g. cochineal? Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam May Allah increase you in knowledge. The majority of scholars including the Hanafi, Shafi’i and Hanbali jurists, considers the consumption of insects as impermissible. Yes, the […]

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, […]

Food And Worship – The Indisputable Correlation

You are what you eat, as the saying goes. Shaykh Walead Mosaad explains how our consumption of food, its preparation and its purchase can have a huge impact on our spiritual lives. Ever get caught out on these issues? Deepen your understanding by taking a short course with SeekersHub. Resources on food and worship for seekers […]

Shaykh Seraj Hendricks’ "On the Halal and Haram" now online

Shaykh Seraj Hendricks’ exposition of Imam Ghazali’s Book 14 of the Ihya Ulum al-Din, On the Halal and Haram is now online, thanks to Classes | Travelling Light. Relevance in the Modern World In this book, Imam Ghazali synthesizes theory with application, discussing features of the halal and haram, and then offers a way of […]

Debt: How It Destroys Lives, How You Can Fight It

The good folks at Rizqwise have a very worthy multi-part series on debt that you should really listen to. If you haven’t got the time, this concluding episode is not to be missed. Rizqwise speak to Rehan Huda, a prominent investment banker and leading authority in Islamic Finance, about some of the key lessons we […]

What Is the Ruling Regarding Accidentally Consuming Haram Food?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question:As salaamu alaykum, We have falsely assumed that vitamin tablets were okay because they do not have a gelatine capsule. But they contain vitamins derived from pork gelatine. What should we do? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and faith, […]