Christians beliefs
Question :

Are Trinitarian Christians polytheists?

Answer :

The followers of this belief are considered tahir, and all rulings that apply to Christians apply to them.

Grape Juice
Question :

Is grape juice najis? If the juice was sterilized by boiling is it considered as najis?

Answer :

Grape juice does not become najis when boiled, but it will become prohibited to consume. However, if it is boiled until two-thirds of it is evaporated, the remaining third becomes permissible to consume.

The Child of a Buddhist
Question :

If the father of the child is Buddhist, and his mother is a Muslim, will the mother’s religion allow the child to be considered Muslim and tahir?

Answer :

The marriage is void in the said case since it is prohibited for a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim man. If she knew that her marriage was invalid, then the child is not considered tahir. If she was unaware of the invalidity of her marriage, then the child is considered tahir.

Non-Muslims
Question :

How should I explain to a Hindu friend that their food is najis?
My Hindu friend has studied parts of Islam and he knows that the pig, dog, urine, blood, alcohol and a few other disgusting things are najis. He finds it offensive that I consider him and even his four-year-old child najis.
Please provide ideas on how I can explain this to him.

Answer :

Not all their food is najis. If their food is dry and they have not touched it with dampness, such as nuts or fruit, then they are not najis. You do not have to inform him of such a law. It is better to deal with him nicely and avoid dealing with such an issue.

Tahara of Meat
Question :

If an animal is slaughtered but not in an Islamic way, it is prohibited to consume the meat but is it considered najis?

Answer :

Yes, it is considered najis.

Cream on Skin
Question :

I am applying a cream to my skin for medical purposes, but the cream contains cetostearyl alcohol. Is this cream to be considered najis? If so, how can I perform wudhu and prayers?

Answer :

If the alcohol mentioned causes intoxication, then it is najis. If your hand and/or body come in contact with a najis thing, then you need to purify them in order to perform the wudhu.

Baby Placenta
Question :

Is there any Islamic teaching regarding on how to manage the baby placenta after birth? Does it need to be buried?

Answer :

It is not obligatory to bury it. It is considered najis based on an obligatory precaution.

Islamic Food Authority
Question :

If an Islamic food authority is providing halal meat, but one doubts whether Allah's name has been mentioned over it, will it be permissible to eat?

Answer :

If the meat is taken from a Muslim and there is a probability that he slaughtered it in accordance to the Sharia, then it is permissible to consume it.

The Droppings of Birds
Question :

What is your ruling about the droppings of birds?

Answer :

The bird droppings are tahir, whether the birds themselves are permissible or prohibited to consume.

Food from Non-Muslims
Question :

Can we eat food from non-Muslim?

Answer :

If the food contains meat, one must make sure that it is from an animal that was slaughtered in accordance to the Sharia, unless he knows that the non-Muslim took the meat from a Muslim or bought it from Muslims’ market, or the like, then one can assume it is slaughtered in accordance to the Sharia.
If the food does not contain meat, one can consume it.
In both cases, whether the food contains meat or not, based on compulsory precaution it is not permissible to consume the food if the non-Muslim – except those who are from the People of the Book – has contacted the food with dampness.
As for the People of the Book, they are considered tahir.

Insects
Question :

If an insect falls into a liquid like water or milk, whether the insect is alive or not, does the liquid become Najis and is it permissible to drink it?

Answer :

The dead body of an insect is not considered as Najis, so drinking the said liquid is not prohibited.

Semen
Question :

Is the ejaculated semen from the man’s penis najis?

Answer :

Yes, it is najis.

Blood in Eggs
Question :

Is blood seen in the chicken egg considered as najis or tahir?

Answer :

The mentioned blood is tahir but one is not permitted to consume it based on an obligatory precaution.

Mouthwash
Question :

If I am not sure whether the alcohol used in mouthwash causes intoxication or not, even after researching, can it be considered tahir?

Answer :

If there is a doubt in the intoxication of the alcohol used, one can consider it as tahir.

Sunnis
Question :

Is a non-believer in the imamah of the twelve Imams najis or not?

Answer :

No, he is not. All the believers in Almighty Allah and the Messenger of Allah Muhammad (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) are Muslims and tahir.

Clothes of Junob
Question :

If a person wears clothing during janabah, is he or she allowed to wear the same clothing after the ghusl and can he pray wearing it?

Answer :

It is permissible to wear the said clothing, including during prayers.

Sweat of Junob
Question :

Is the sweat of a person in the state of janabah najis?

Answer :

It is tahir.

Meat in India
Question :

In India, if the restaurant-owner is a Muslim but the workers are Hindu, are we allowed to eat there? What if the case was that the owner is a Hindu and the workers are Muslim?

Answer :

With respect to slaughtering, if the meat is taken from a Muslim who claims that it was slaughtered according to the Sharia and one finds is probable that the Muslim is saying the truth, it is permissible to consume it. However, it is not permissible – based on compulsory precaution – to consume food that non-Muslims – except Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians – touched with dampness. If there is doubt, one could consider it to be tahir.

Fast-food in India
Question :

Certain branches of fast-food outlets in India advertise the food as Halal, so can we eat in those places?

Answer :

It is not permissible in such a case if the meat was taken from non-Muslims in a country where non-Muslims are the majority. However, if the meat was taken from a Muslim - even in such a country - and a Muslim claims that it is slaughtered correctly in accordance to Islam then it is permissible to consume it if he finds it probable that the Muslim is saying the truth.

Fast-food in Middle-East
Question :

Certain branches of fast-food outlets in the Middle-East advertise the food as Halal, so can we eat in those places?

Answer :

If one finds it probable that the sold meat produce is slaughtered in a religiously accepted way then it is permissible to consume it. It is not permissible to eat if one knows that they are lying.