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Is My Foot Impure After Killing an Insect?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is my foot impure after killing an insect with it? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, though impermissible to consume, insects are not ritually filthy. Hence, washing your foot would not be a specific religious duty, but generally praiseworthy to maintain a state of cleanliness. [Ibn […]

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 […]