Category: Food & Drink
Fatwa#: 21051
Asked Country: South Africa

Answered Date: May 25,2012

Title: What should one do with impermissible food items?

Question

What should one do with impermissible food items?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

 As-salāmu `alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

1. It is not permissible to give any consumable items which contain Haraam (forbidden) elements to human beings, animals or any other creature.[1]

2. In principle, one will have to dispose of consumable items which contain Haraam elements.[2]

3. Disposing of such items is not considered as Israaf. Since, Israaf is only applicable to Halaal (permissible) items.[3]

4. If Haraam items are left in any place and if someone takes them away, you will not be responsible for giving away Haraam.[4] 

And Allah knows best.

Ismail Desai,

Durban, South Africa

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

daruliftaa.net

 

 

 



 معارف القران للمفتي محمد شفيع الديوبندي الممفتي الاعظم بباكستان.ص 427/ ج 1.كراتشي.[1]

فلا يجوز الانتفاع بشئ منها.و لا بشئ من النجاسات علي وجه من وجوه الانتفاع. حتي لا يجوز ان يسقي الزرع منها و لا الحيوان الماء النجس. ولا تعلف البهائم النجاسات.الجامع لاحكام القران للقرطبي.ص 612/ ج 1.الحديث.

 

 معارف القران.ص 428/ ج 1.[2]

الجامع لاحكام القران.ص 612/ ج 1.

 

 

[3]

الاسراف: تجاوز الحد المعتاد في الانفاق في الحلال.معجم لغة الفقهاء.ص 68. ادارة.

 

 معارف القران.ص 428/ ج 1.[4]

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