Fiqh of food

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Eating the meat of people of the Book

Question: What is the strongest/correct opinion regarding eating the meat of Ahlul-kitaab (Jews and Christians) nowadays? May Allah reward you with goodness. Zaynab El-Kateb: It is allowed to eat meat

Eating food which had been in direct contact with pork

Question: Is it permissible to eat fish that has pork on top of it that has not yet been cooked or is the fish impure because of the pork that’s

Buying products which a part of their price is destined to charity

Question: In supermarkets you find products that say, “know that when you purchase this product a percentage of the profits is sent to such and such charity.” May I buy

Accepting food from unislamic celebrations & congratulating them.

Question: Our kuffar neighbors and colleagues give us food on their holiday periods such as birthdays and christmas. Is it permissible for us to accept it and eat it? My

Using decorative tea sets containing silver.

Question: May Allaah reward you. What is the situation of using the decorative food trays/vessels/tea sets containing small silver plating commonly used in the households since they are tarnish-free, not

Being vegetarian

Question: A person says ” I practice vegetarianism because I feel it is closest to the sunnah because Prophet, peace be upon him, had a most vegetarian diet in his

​Eating raw meat

Question: Can you kindly let me know if it’s permissible to eat raw meat- specifically liver for health benefits? Zaynab El-Kateb: The Saudi Committe of Iftaa replied to above that

Alcohol in food

Question: I just wanted to ask, recently in UK we found out that some crisps have a bit of ethanol (alcohol) in them, the alcohol is of a very tiny