Status of Chinese Salt

Q: Ajinomoto/Chinese salt khana shariat ke mutabik kesa he? Translation: Is is permissible to eat Chinese salt? A: Chinese salt (monosodium glutamate) Halaal hai.Translation: Chinese salt (monosodium glutamate) is Halaal. Moulana Yusuf LaherChecked by: Mufti Siraj Desai

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Eating at Non Muslim Restaurants

Q: I received an email apparently sent from a Halaal-certifying body. This email listed things we can and cannot eat. It said that Nando’s, KFC etc. are not halaal even though their poultry products are halaal. I’m not sure what to believe now. When we usually eat out we always eat chicken by Nando’s so […]

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Vegetarian Food from Haraam Restaurant

Q: Is the eating of vegetarian items (e.g. a cheese roll or plain pizza/pasta) from a non-Muslim establishment that serves haraam food and/or alcohol deemed haraam in all instances? My family argue that they tell those preparing the food to do so separately. Would this make it halaal for them? A. One should abstain from […]

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Vegetarian Restaurant and Temple

Q: I am a revert and I was taken to lunch by friends to a strictly vegetarian place. No meat or alcohol enters the restaurant or surrounding area.The restaurant however is under a temple; so after you tour the temple you may choose to buy your food and eat. Is the food that I ate […]

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Commercial Food and Family

Q: After much reading my husband has decided that we should not eat any commercial food. This means no cakes, biscuits, cereals, cold drinks, ice-cream, breads or any other food stuff that is ready made. My husband has found only bread at one bakery which is really far that he is happy with. I am […]

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Shark and Animals of Prey

Q: In Islam it is haraam to eat animals of prey. Also, we are advised not to eat shark meat since they prey on humans as well and may have eaten human meat. Does this still make it ok to eat shark meat or fish fingers that are made out of shark meat? A. Yes, […]

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Machine Slaughter of Animals

Q: Is there a hadith stating that machine slaughtering is not right. I know in the holy Quran it is mentioned that one must eat halal but there are no details about handor machine slaughter. A: Machine slaughtering is a method which came into vogue much later so will not be mentioned specifically in Hadeeth. […]

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Blood on Meat

Q: Many times whilst cooking meat and chicken it bleeds. Some of this gets mixed in the food. What is the position of such food?   A: Once an animal has been slaughtered according to the Shari'ah method, any blood that remains on the body is Halaal. When cooking if this blood mixes with the […]

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