Fatwa: # 37685
Category: Food and Nourishment
Country: United States
Date: 6th April 2019


Removing Haram Portion of Sandwich


Title - Bread with Bacon

Question: Salamalekum I ordered Grilled Cheese sandwich at a local restaurant, I didn\'t realize that they used Meat in it. However after realizing that there was bacon in the sandwich, I took out all of the meat & ate only the bread with cheese, Onions & tomatoes in it. I did not eat the meat, but I was wondering just because there was Bacon in the bread, though I took it out, was it still right for me to consume the same bread in which their was Bacon.. ?

Kindly please answer Masalama


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

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

In principle, it is not correct to eat a sandwich that contained bacon even if one removes the bacon. The remainder of the sandwich is still contaminated with oil and other haram particles from the bacon.

And Allah Ta‘ālā Knows Best.

Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[البقرة: 168]

{يَاأَيُّهَا النَّاسُ كُلُوا مِمَّا فِي الْأَرْضِ حَلَالًا طَيِّبًا وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا خُطُوَاتِ الشَّيْطَانِ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُبِينٌ (168)}

صحيح البخاري (١/٢٠)

٥٢ - حدثنا أبو نعيم، حدثنا زكرياء، عن عامر، قال: سمعت النعمان بن بشير، يقول: سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول: " الحلال بين، والحرام بين، وبينهما مشبهات لا يعلمها كثير من الناس، فمن اتقى المشبهات استبرأ لدينه وعرضه، ومن وقع في الشبهات: كراع يرعى حول الحمى، يوشك أن يواقعه، ألا وإن لكل ملك حمى، ألا إن حمى الله في أرضه محارمه، ألا وإن في الجسد مضغة: إذا صلحت صلح الجسد كله، وإذا فسدت فسد الجسد كله، ألا وهي القلب "


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