August 2, 2017

In the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Most Merciful.

May Allah’s prayer of blessing and mercy and the greeting of peace be on His chosen Messenger, his family and the entirety of his companions, and whoever follows them through engagement in beneficent goodness until the Day of Judgment.

1. The first essential aspect to be stressed in this connection is the need to prioritize issues in life, and thus in the fiqh.
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Chapter on Food

Section: Animals which it is lawful to eat and those which it is not lawful to eat

It is not lawful to eat domestic donkeys or to slaughter them for their meat or hides. If someone wants to purify a donkey hide, he must tan it. Malik says that wild asses may not be eaten after they have been tamed and used for work or mounts because they have been domesticated. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and gran...

December 20, 2016

You go to a restaurant and on the menu you find a seafood dish that has been cooked with alcohol. The waiter informs you that the alcohol content of this food has been ‘burned off’ by cooking. Is it permissible to eat this seafood? Shaykh Abdullah bin Hamid Ali responds to the question regarding the permissibility of cooking food with alcohol and then eating this food.

Question: In a article found on the internet, the question...

December 19, 2016

Question: As-salāmu ʿalaykum. I just discovered that normal bread, which is leavened, contains alcohol as a by-product. Does this then mean that, according to the Mālikīs, all leavened breads are ḥarām to consume? Also, allegedly unleavened bread also contains trace amounts of alcohol. Would these trace amounts be ignored or are they significant?

Answer: Eating leavened bread would be permissible according to the Maliki school....

December 19, 2016

Question: As salaam alaikum, In relation to the question about alcohol in bread, what is the Maliki opinion on ingredients like spirit, cider and balsamic vinegar and vanilla essence/extract in foods. I’ve been told that these are liquid intoxicants that affect the intellect (before being added to the food) and so, the entire food becomes impure. While it is easy to find out if food is vegetarian it is very difficult to find o...

December 19, 2016

Question: Assalamu alaikum, Is it permissible to consume food that contains carmine (e120) in the Malaki madhab? Carmine is a crimson pigment derived from the pulverized bodies of cochineal insects. It is used for coloring.

Answer: Eating insects according to the Maliki school is permissible but that is with a condition. The condition is that the insects were killed with an intention of making them fit for consumptions (dhakat)...

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