L-Cysteine

Q: Please go through the following and let me know whether it is halal or not: It is an essential amino acid and it is used as a dough conditioner in bagels, pizza, bread, and hard rolls. If L-Cysteine is manufactured from human hair then it will be Haram. If it is obtained from non […]

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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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Lobsters

Q: Are lobsters halal to eat? A: If you are a Hanafi then lobsters, crayfish, etc are not halaal. However these creatures are halaal in the Shaafi'ee math-hab   And Allah knows best   Mufti Siraj Desai  

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Mechanical Slaughter

Q: I have a question in regards to the machine operated knife which is used to slaughter animal. One method is the common type of machine slaughter that a rotating knife/mechanical blade is used. This machine is turned on and cuts the necks of the chickens continuously until it is turned off.  Most Muftis have […]

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Mechanical Slaughter

Q: I have a question in regards to the machine operated knife which is used to slaughter animal. One method is the common type of machine slaughter that a rotating knife/mechanical blade is used. This machine is turned on and cuts the necks of the chickens continuously until it is turned off.  Most Muftis have […]

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Covering Head While Eating

Q: My sister asked why women have to cover their head when they sit to eat but men do not. Can you please clarify this? A. Covering the head when eating is an etiquette for both males and females. Moulana Yusuf LaherChecked and approved by: Mufti Siraj Desai

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