Alcohol in Perfume and Deodorant

Alcohol in Perfume and Deodorant

Alcohol is present in many deodorants and perfumes as a solvent or carrier. You can read the detailed post on the Fiqh of Ethanol. When it comes to perfume, each ingredient has scent molecules of their own particular weight, for example, citrus oils have light molecules that are quite volatile and fade quickly, but heavier base oils like sandalwood and amber are heavier and don’t disperse much. In other words, you’ll only really smell them very close to the skin….

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The Fiqh of Ethanol in Islam

The Fiqh of Ethanol in Islam

Many of us have come across ethanol or ethyl-alcohol, or just alcohol in products. In this post, we will consider the Islamic Stance of these substances. We must first remind you that Alcohol is a very complex topic and still debated by scholars. We will present a number of views, however, our overarching view is the Hanafi position. If you want to skip the evidence and just want an answer, click here.

The rules and symbols of stopping in the Quran (Waqf)

The rules and symbols of stopping in the Quran (Waqf)

The Quranic verses contain various punctuation, some necessary stops and pause signs and others optional. Waqf means to stop in Arabic.
The rules come from the Sunnah and they have been recorded as places where the Prophet stopped, or definitely stopped or sometimes paused. Part of the reason is to be able to reflect and comprehend the verse.

The Islamic Ruling of First Cousin Marriages

The Islamic Ruling of First Cousin Marriages

My question relates to marrying first cousins. Although it’s permissible in Islam, I was wondering as regards to arguments against this as many people cite health issues and high rates of disabilities among children.

I’m struggling to get my head around a ruling in Islam that potentially puts people or children at risk. I am in no way saying the Islamic ruling is wrong as I would never oppose anything in Islam but rather I would like clarification so as to have a better understanding as non-Muslims often ask why we would have this ruling and always cite particular studies.

Is Squid halal?

Is Squid halal?

Squid are not from the fish species. According to Britannica.com, “Mollusks are soft-bodied invertebrates of the phylum Mollusca, usually wholly or partly enclosed in a calcium carbonate shell secreted by a soft mantle covering the body.”

What parts of a Halal animal are impermissible to eat?

What parts of a Halal animal are impermissible to eat?

According to the Hanafi School of Islamic law, seven things from a Halal and lawfully-slaughtered animal cannot be eaten. The first of these seven items has been emphatically forbidden by a decisive text of the Qur’an, hence it is unlawful (haram) to consume it; whereas consuming the other six items is considered prohibitively disliked (makruh tahrim), because there is no decisive text regarding their prohibition although their prohibitive dislike is proven through non decisive texts. (See: Bada’i al-Sana’i 5/61)

Halal and Haram List: Hanafi School

Halal and Haram List: Hanafi School

Here we consider the basic principles of permissibility and impermissibility in the Hanafi School with regards to animal consumption, as mentioned in the classical books of Hanafi jurisprudence. (Culled from: al-Fatawa al-Hindiyya, 5/289-291, Bada’i al-Sana’i, 5/35-39 and Radd al-Muhtar, 304-308)

Are Sharks and Whales Halal?

Are Sharks and Whales Halal?

We can also conclude that:

If a non-fish sea creature was considered as a fish by the early Arabs, then we will consider it as a fish, e.g. a Whale.

If a non-fish sea creature was unknown or never mentioned by the early Arab community then we will either use Analogy or we will use a modern biologically definition, i.e. we will say it is not a fish biologically therefore haram.

If the sea creature is a fish, regardless of size or predatory nature, it will be halal.

Is Octopus halal?

Is Octopus halal?

Octopuses are not from the fish species.

This includes Clams, Mussels, Oysters, Scallops, Octopus and Squid.

Considering Octopus is not a fish they will be considered haram under the Hanafi School.

Are Frogs halal?

Are Frogs halal?

It is not permitted to eat them because the Prophet ﷺ forbade killing them, as is reported in the hadith of ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn ‘Uthmaan, who said that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ forbade the killing of frogs. (Narrated by Imaam Ahmad and Ibn Maajah; see also Saheeh al-Jaami, 6970). The rule is that everything which we are forbidden to kill, we are not allowed to eat; if we are allowed to eat it we are allowed to kill it.

Is Turtle halal?

Is Turtle halal?

Turtles and Tortoises are reptiles and all reptiles are considered haram according to Hanafi, Shafi and Hanbali schools. Maliki school of thought views that all the non-poisonous/hazardous land and marine animals are Halal to consume (except for what is expressly forbidden). You can read more on Seafood Fiqh here.