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Gifts from Bank

Question: Wanted to ask if u allowed gifts from the bank, they give complimentary gifts coz someone said drinking water at the bank is haram even eating the sweets given by a bank are haram Sometimes they give chocolates juice biscuits & diary because you have an account & you’ve …

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Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine

Question: Assalaamu Alaikum Malawi government recently announced that they will be rolling out the AstraZeneca vaccine due to arrive in the country this week. Kindly advise the Islamic view on the vaccine and its permissibility. Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi …

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Nutmeg as a Spice, Poppy Seeds

Question: Assalaamu Alaikum Please advise on the use of nutmeg in food as a spice. There are a lot of contradicting fatwas on it. Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Nutmeg (جوزة الطيب) is the spice made by grinding the …

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Islamic ruling on being a vegetarian

Question: Salaam What is the Islamic ruling on being a vegetarian? Is a Muslim allowed to be a vegetarian? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. If one is naturally inclined to eating vegetarian dishes or vegetarian dishes agree with one’s …

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SEA FOODS; PRAWNS, CALAMARI

Question: Assalamu Alaykum wrwb, in regards to prawns and clamari, ( i follow hanafi fiqh). We spoke with an alim who advised some syrian hanafi ulema allow the eating of all seafood. Can i please have some clarity if this is permissable? I have contemplated changing madhabs to shafee fiqh …

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BUYING DEAD FISH

Question: What’s the masail of buying a fish from a non Muslim for a hanafi As I have heard wen buying u should know if it was alive at the time it came out from the lake .                        This was not understandable to me Wen I heard Answer: In the …

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BRINGING ALCOHOL IN HOTEL

Question: i am running a small boutique hotel . i don’t serve alcohol or provide. the question is if the guest staying at the hotel gets his own drink & consumes it inside his room. would it be alright for me. earlier i started with not allowing anyone having it …

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ALCOHOL CONTENT IN COOKING SPRAY

Question: I have a question regarding the alcohol content in cooking spray. Fry light 1 cal Olive Oil cooking spray contains alcohol in it’s ingredients and although the alcohol content is minimal I have doubts whether it is permissible or not. On the companies website, this is stated: The ingredients …

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