Food

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.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 weeks ago

Yes, it is allowed to stop consuming any food which you don't like if there is no big harm on your health by stopping it. Leaving any food does not allow you to claim it as Haraam or completely harmful. No one is allowed to claim any thing as Haraam, with out the authentic evidence from the Marja' of Taqleed.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 weeks ago

Yes, eating shrimps is allowed in Islam. In fact, out of all water animals, only scaled fishes and shrimps are allowed to eat. All unscaled fishes and other water animals e.g. crabs, lobsters, oysters, shells, etc are Haraam to eat.

Wassalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 3 weeks ago

Bismihi ta'ala

If you have trust (itmi'naan) in the reliability of the label, and its authority, or if it comes from an Islamic country, then you can consider it to be halal, and there is no need to go into detail to check further. 

And Allah knows best. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 months ago

Yes it is permissible to feed the animals non Halal food.

Halal rules are for human beings, not for their animals. Animal can eat any thing .

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 2 months ago

From all animals of water we are allowed to eat :

1. Fish which has or had scales on it. Fish which has no scales at all are not allowed to eat.

2. Shrimps or prawns.

All other water animals e.g. crab, oyster, shells, lobster, ink fish etc is not allowed to eat.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 months ago

It is not allowed to consume any intoxicant.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 months ago

Walima does not aim only for feeding but also aims to achieve the gathering and meeting which is important by itself, as Islam encourages strengthening the family meetings , neighbors meetings and social relations.

Distributing food among neighbors is also very good act by itself which has great reward.

Wassalam.

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answer updated 3 months ago

It is narrated that if a person eats forbidden food, their prayers will not be answered for 40 days.

In Mustadrak Safinat al-Bihar, the focus of this narration is specified as food obtained via forbidden means, such as theft or usury, rather than things such as pork or non-zabiha meat, although that would be included in it. This would include any type of food obtained unlawfully, not just meat. The idea here seems to be that a person who lives unlawfully off of other people should not expect to be considered a pious person or close to God even if they are praying and fasting and performing the hajj.

To my understanding, non-zabiha meat was much less of an issue among Muslims in the past, when people tended to raise their own animals or get them from nearby farms, before the mass migration of Muslims to the West and the globalization of commerce. Embezzling things that rightfully belonged to others was much more of an issue, particularly when we look at the way the Umayyad caliphs lived. Of course, it is still an issue, but it is oftentimes easier to focus on the details of how meat is slaughtered rather than the ethical question of how one is earning a living - or, for that matter, the ethics of food production and factory farming.

Anyway, there are a couple factors.

One is if someone is thieving or eating forbidden food intentionally to thumb their nose at the divine, this would naturally distance someone from Allah. Furthermore, there is a sense that food is not just food; rather, one's evil acts involved in obtaining the food taints it.

The other is that even if someone does it accidentally, in practice, the food they are eating has a negative effect on their spiritual side. (That is, there is a cause-and-effect relationship) Many people argue that what one eats does affect people spiritually and thus it is good to be thoughtful about what you eat. 

Anyway, it is good to be reasonably careful about, while at the same time it is also important not to become too obsessive, as happens sometimes. If it happens by accident, the best thing to do is to admit one's error to Allah and move on rather than worry about it. Accidents happen!
 

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 4 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

This would depend on a few things:

1. The fatwa of your Marja' taqleed, regarding Ahlul Kitab being tahir or not.

2. The non-Muslim being from Ahlul Kitab, or not.

3. Whether they are wearing gloves, or if there is any cross-contamination.

Wassalam

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 5 months ago

Muslim is not allowed to feed any one pork oe any part of it, even to those who usually eat it.

Feeding non Muslims Non Halal meat is a matter of debate between the scholars. I advise you to refer to your Marja' of Taqleed.

Wassalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 6 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

If it is your house, then you must have authority over what enters it and what happens inside the house. Instead of getting to the stage of disowning, or expelling them from your house, try to get them to compromise. 

For example, ask them to cook their non-halal means outside. 

Also, continue to do as much dua for them as possible, that Allah ta'ala enlightens their heart and guides them. Remember that the dua of a parent is always answered.

Wasslam

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 6 months ago

Shia diet is avoiding any Haraam food which is considered by other Muslims as permissible like non scale fish, crab, lobster, shells, starfish, oyster and other sea food except prawn which is allowed in Shia Islam.

Eating rabbit is not allowed according to authentic Hadeeths from the Prophet (SAWA) and Ahlul Bayt (AS) while some Muslims eat rabbit. 

Shia diet is avoiding any Haraam food which has been told to us by the Prophet (SAWA) and Ahlul Bayt (AS) to avoid.

Wassalam

Mohammad Al-Musawi