[Q-ID0460] My non-Muslim neighbour gave me food to open my fast, can I eat this?

QUESTION:

What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding the following matter, if a non Muslim sends some food for iftār, so can one do iftār (eat) from this?

ANSWER:

الجواب بعون اللك الوهاب،اللهم هدايةالحق و الصواب

Besides meat, the offerings of a non-Muslim which are pure and halāl (lawful) to eat, are permissible for you to do iftār from.

Furthermore, it’s stated in Fatawā ‘Ālamgirī

وَلَا بَأْسَ بِطَعَامِ الْمَجُوسِ كُلِّهِ إلَّا الذَّبِيحَةَ

There is no issue in (eating) the food from a Majūs (fire worshipper) except slaughtered meat.

[al-Fatawā al-Hindiyyah, also known as Fatawā ‘Ālamgīrī, Vol. 5, Pg. 347]

Answered by Abu Hanzalah Khalid Tasneem Al-Madani
Translated by Haider Ali Qadiri

Verified by: Mufti Abu Athar Muhammad Azhar Al-Madani

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