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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Utensils and Halaal

Q: I am married to a new Muslim. Her parents are non Muslims, and we are invited over for dinner often. They know we only eat halal food so her dad prepares halaal food but sometimes he also cooks haraam food for them. Sometimes he uses his utensils and eats from the halal dish. I know that dish is no longer halaal, but my in-laws cannot understand how it can become haraam. Could you give me some Islamic answers to try and make them understand?

It will be difficult for them to fully understand the concept of Halaal and Haraam. Although if the utensil which contained Haraam is washed according to the Islamic method, i.e. thrice with fresh water each time, it will thereafter be permissible to use, but it is best not to use it. The better option is to take your own food with you when going to visit them and share it with them. This is a safer option.

Allah Ta'aala knows best.

Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked and approved by: Mufti Siraj Desai