It is forbidden to eat insects of the earth according to the Hambali, Hanafi and Shafi'ee schools of thought. However, the Maliki school of thought states: "There is no disagreement regarding the prohibition of all that harms. The prohibition of harmful insects is one ruling. However, if a community is accustomed to eating insects and it does not harm them and they accept eating them and it is famous amongst them, then eating those insects is not forbidden."
A. The following are the rulings of the four schools of thought regarding worms in fruits:
Hanafi: It is permissible to consume the worm into which no soul was blown (lavae), however the worm that had life will not be acceptable for consumption whether it is alive or died. Likewise, this ruling applies to mites as well.
Shafi'ee: It would be permissible to eat cheese or fruit with the worms if they have originated therein. Bees mixed with honey will not be acceptable for consumption unless the bees are completely shredded therein.
Hambali: It is permissible to eat worms or mites along with what is being eaten. It is however, not permissible to eat worms or mites on their own.
Maliki: Worms born in food, like the worms found in fruit and apricots can be eaten categorically without elaboration. And if it is not born of food and it is not alive, then it is obligatory to intend to take its life according to the requirements of Shariah.
And Allah Knows Best!
The Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam is reported to have said: “Permissible for us are two un-slaughtered and two bloods, the fish and the locust and the liver and the spleen”. It is permissible to consume the locust according to all four schools of thought. However, the Maliki school states that it is not permissible to consume the locust except if one, when catching it, makes the intention (Niyyah) to take its life and if the locust is found dead then it is not permissible to consume.
Locust bean gum, or LBG, is a textural ingredient derived from the seed of the leguminous carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua), which grows in Mediterranean countries.
According to the Shafi'ee, Maliki and Hambali schools of thought, it is permissible to consume any seafood that exists or lives in water even if it does not have the appearance of a fish. According to the Hanafi school of thought it is not permissible to consume seafood that does not resemble a fish, the exception being the hagfish. An exception in the Hambali school of thought is the watersnake because according to them it is impure.
No. absolutely not. All Nandos’ s sauces are water or vinegar based. Furthermore, tests by Independent Food Technologists have confirmed that no alcohol or animal derivatives are used in any Nando’s spices or sauces. Finally, a full disclosure of ingredients has been made to the NIHT by Nando’s.
All Royco products manufactured in South Africa bearing the NIHT Halaal Logo are certified Halaal by us. No Non-Halaal ingredients are used in the manufacture of their products.
Yes the Pick 'n Pay Trade Route Mall Lenasia Butchery, Bakery & Deli is certified halaal by the NIHT and is under full time Muslim supervision.
The Nandos at the OR Tambo International Airport is certified Halaal by the NIHT.
Please be advised that none of the Kelloggs Cereals contain any Gelatine and the entire range of Kelloggs has been Halaal certified by the NIHT.
Jazakallah for your question. The Ulama council of the NIHT is unanimous that gelatine from permissible animals are Halaal. Please find hereunder a list of the Ulama and professionals that accept gelatine as Halaal.
Name Organization Remarks
Mufti Abdul Malik Misbahi Idaara Misbaahul Quraan - UK Metamorphosis occurs, hence HALAAL
Mufti Akbar Hazarvi Darul Uloom Pretoria (NIHT) Metamorphosis occurs, hence HALAAL
Mufti Radaaul-Haq Darul Uloom Zakariyya HALAAL
Mufti M Ashraf Jaameah Mahmoodiya Metamorphosis occurs, hence HALAAL
Mufti Fayaaz-ul-Rahim Darul Uloom Newcastle Metamorphosis occurs, hence HALAAL
Mufti A K Hoosen Channel Islam International HALAAL
Mufti Afzal Elias Representing Radio Islam HALAAL
Mufti A W Rahmani Darul Uloom Newcastle Metamorphosis occurs, hence HALAAL
Mufti R Ludhyaanwi Darul Ifta Wal Irshaad HALAAL
Mufti Taki Usmani Member: Intl Fiq Academy HALAAL
Mufti Liaquat Ali Amod Khatib: Brent Mosque - UK Metamorphosis occurs, hence HALAAL
Dr Moulana Abbas Khan Sunni Jamiatul Ulama of SA Metamorphosis occurs, hence HALAAL
ML. Burhaanuddin Nadwatul Ulama Metamorphosis occurs, hence HALAAL
ML. Yusuf Karaan Muslim Judicial Council Metamorphosis occurs, hence HALAAL
Dr Rashid Bhika B.Sc (Pharm) Betabs Metamorphosis occurs, hence HALAAL
Dr Patel B.Sc (Chem) Metamorphosis occurs, hence HALAAL
Dr Mohammed Loonat Senior Lecturer of Chemistry Metamorphosis occurs, hence HALAAL
Dr Kader Hoosen Ali Kuwait Hospital Metamorphosis occurs, hence HALAAL
Dr B Cole M.Sc (Agric) (FOOD SCIENCE) Metamorphosis occurs, hence HALAAL
Prof Hawari Retired Prof. Univ. of Damascus Metamorphosis occurs, hence HALAAL
The turtle whether it lives on land or in water, is forbidden according to the Shafi’ee and Hanafi Schools of Thought. According to the Hambali and Maliki Schools it is permissible to eat the sea turtle after slaughtering it. However, regarding the turtle that lives on land, they are prohibited according to the Hambali School. It would therefore be forbidden for you as an adherent of the Hanafi School of Thought to consume the sea turtle. And Allah knows best.
The owl is Haraam to consume.