Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for an organism. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals.
Thank you for your question. Violence is not tantamount to sin in Islam and so the slaughtering of animals, fishing, eating lawful eggs, the picking of not fully ripened fruits and the uprooting of vegetables for the sake of sustenance is not considered sinful.
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Yes it is not only allowed but also recommended to feed people and gift the reward to the soul of the deceased. The Prophet (SAWA) himself used to feed on behalf on deceased Muslims as you can find it is Sunni and Shia books.
'Reciting Du;a is always recommended as well.
Yes, it would be permissible to use dough, or pasta in school projects. As for "any other foods", that would depend on it being halal of course.
And Allah knows best.
If you have a strong level of assurance that the source of food is halāl, and ingredients used are also halāl, another important factor is the tahārah of the food you eat/drink.
You must make sure there is no cross-contamination with anything najis, whether that be other non-halāl products, or that the person preparing the food is not tāhir.
In the case of when you go to a pizza shop, which might not be exclusively halāl, then there is the problem of cross-contamination. When the toppings are being added in the previous non-halāl order, the person preparing the pizza used tongs or his/her hands for the remaining toppings.
The same is for the knife or roller that cuts the pizza, and it having been used on a non-halāl pizza.
So, the option in this case would be to ask for gloves to be changed, a clean pan to be used, knives to be washed, and toppings to be new.
However, if you have assurance that this isn't the case, and there is no cross-contamination or anything else, then you can consider it tāhir and halāl.
One might argue that such prying into details of food ingredients and matters of halāl and tāhir is too much and is making our lives difficult.
I would say you deal with affairs of your religion and what you eat/drink based on the level of piety and caution you have towards your religion.
And Allah knows best.
It is not prohibited, but, traditionally, some people have chosen not to eat meat in the hope that it makes the heart softer towards the tragedy of Imam Husain (A), or as a gesture of abstinence for mourning, or because Imam Husain (A) was slaughtered similar to how an animals is slaughtered, or some other reasons.
Anyway I am not aware of the origin of this practice, but it is a personal choice whether one eats meat or does not eat meat.
In practice, many of the traditional foods distributed in some places during the month of Muharram (such as the stews made in big pots) contain meat.
Thank you for your question. It is not prohibited.
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Sheep, goats, cows, camels, chicken, ducks, swans, certain bird which are not wild and fly with moving the wings more than keeping them steady, fish with scales, prawns.
It is not true to say that every locust is Halal to eat. Locusts which die in the water or on the earth are not Halal at all. The Hadeeth from Ali Ibn Jafar, the brother of Imam Musa Ibn Jafar (AS): I asked Abul Hasan (AS) (Imam Musa Ibn Jafar): About the locusts found dead in the water or in the desert, can it be eaten? Imam said: Do not eat it. (Wasaa'il Al-Shia, Hadeeth number 30067).
Only locusts which are taken alive then die are Halal (Hadeeth number 30068 in Wasaa'il Al-Shia).
The people in Arabia used to eat all types of locusts and many of them still eat it, but Islam forbade eating the dead locusts and the small locusts as well till it Fly.
Usually, non Arab Muslims do not eat and even do not like the idea of eating locusts, while many Arabs specially those wo live in the desert, do.
It is not necessary for the Imam (AS) himself to eat every thing which is allowed to eat or to do every thing which allowed to do. Imam (AS) is the Best and Most humble servant of Allah (SWT) and he does only the best deeds and not every deed which is allowed for general public who have their their own needs and circumstances.
It is allowed to feed the animal non Halal food or Najis meat as the animals are not responsible to avoid non Halal.
You need to be careful that your home or clothes do not get Najis from that Najis food.
Pescetarians are vegetarians who do not eat any type of meat except fish.
It is allowed to do that for some time, but it is not allowed to claim that eating meat is totally harmful . The Prophets and infallible Imams (AS) used to eat mean and Allah (SWT) is ordering us to eat from the meat of the animal which we sacrifice (Sura Al-Hajj, Sura 28).
It is Makrouh (disliked) to eat meat daily for 40 days, and Makrouh as well to abandon eating meat for 40 days. The believers eat a little of meat even if they prefer vegetarian food, but claiming that eating meat is totally harmful contradicts with the Quran and teachings of the Prophets and Infallible Imams.
Eating paper can be harmful full health. If your medical doctors allow you to eat a very small piece of paper, you will then be allowed to write on that very small piece Quranic words.
There are many books compiled on medical narrations on health and food from the Prophet (SAWA) like Tibb al-Nabi or Al-Tibb Al-Nabawi and from Ahlul Bayt (AS) like Tabb Al-A'yimmah or Tibb Al-Sadiq (AS).
Sayyed Mahmood Dehsurkhi who is a well known scholar in Hadeeth (passed away recently in Qum) has a books in this regard called Ramz Al-Sihhah Fi Tibb Al-Nabi wal A'iymmah. He has collected in 277 pages good number of Hadeeths in health and food. The book was published by Lahoot publications tel. +98-251-7747493.
There are many other pub;ished books in this regards.
We have a valuable text narrated from Imam Al-Ridha (AS) in this subject called Al-Risaalah Al-Thahabiyyah الرسالة الذهبية or Tabb Al-Ridha
This text is narrated in many of our books of Hadeeth and also publishes as an individual book. (Published by Shabakat Al-Fikr). You might find this bok on the website of the Astan Quds Razawi.