What To Do With Haraam Food/Packages Purchased?


If I buy any kind of food, and realize it is Haraam right after I buy it, will it be better to throw away that food or give it to a non – muslim friend/coworker. Will I get sin if I give that Haraam food to a non-muslim and he eats it.


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

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

According to Shariah, it is not permissible to give any consumable items which contain Haraam (forbidden) elements to human beings, animals or any other creature.[1]Rather, one will have to dispose of consumable items which contain Haraam elements.[2]

It is therefore sinful for one to give Haraam food items to non-muslims. However, if Haraam food is left in a certain place and someone picks the food up, then one will not be responsible for giving Haraam food.[3]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best                                       


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 معارف القران للمفتي محمد ِشفيع الديوبندي.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

  معارف القران.ص 428/ ج 1.[3]

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  1. Assalaam alaikum
    I am a team leader in a call centre and sometimes we have to decorate our areas for example at valentines day , christmas time easter etc. this is part of my job so is there sin on the person for doing this if the intention is that it is job and not for any other reason. The simple solution to this would be to leave the job but i have a loan from the bank and therefore i need to work to enable me to pay it back. Also in regards to my lunch break i do not have a set time to return to work. like the members that i manage they get 30 minutes lunch whereas in my role as a team leader i can take longer. is this classed as haraam earnings. or again it is the job. Please help me. Jazak allah

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