10 Things Muslims Think Are Haram, But Aren’t

10 Things Muslims Think Are Haram, But Aren’t


10 Things Muslims Think Are Haram: Very Surprising List and different Scholars say different things about it. However, most Muslims would agree that these things are not strictly forbidden by Islam.

Having Pets

As a general rule, snakes, scorpions, and other animals that are harmful by nature are not allowed to be kept as pets in Islam. However, animals that are generally not harmful are
allowed to be kept as pets, unless otherwise stated. In the past, Muslims have kept non-predatory birds and pigeons as pets. Guinea pigs and hamsters are also generally not
harmful animals, so keeping them as pets is not considered haram.

10 Things Muslims Think Are Haram


Now, swearing is seen as a bad thing to do, and even though it’s not forbidden,
it’s frowned upon. In the hadiths of Bukhari and Muslims, It says that Hazrat Masood
reported that The Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) said,

10 Things Muslims Think Are Haram

This shows that swearing goes against a person’s whole faith. Also, Hazrat ibn Masood said
that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said,

“A Muslim is not Someone who Slanders, Curses Speaks Obscene Words or is Abusive,” 

and in Hadith Bukhari, Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar (RA) said that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Says,

A Muslim is Someone Whose Tongue and Hands are Safe For All Muslims

Using The Left Hand To Eat

Most Muslim scholars say that eating and drinking with your right hand is recommended
and rewarded and that using your left hand to eat or drink when it’s not necessary is bad. However, some people have real problems that prevent them from using their right hand,
like being paralyzed or simply being left-handed. In these cases, they are excused and no
blame is put on them. 

10 Things Muslims Think Are Haram
Proposing To An Engaged Woman

If someone has already asked a woman to marry him or her, no one else can do so until
the first person gives up or gives permission.

Proposing To An Engaged Woman

 However, if the second man doesn’t know that she liked and accepted the first proposal,
there’s nothing wrong with him proposing to her.


Takes us to smoke Scholars all over the world disagree on which word is used to say that smoking is forbidden: haram, makruh, or permissible. Some say it is absolutely haram
because it is a slow way to kill yourself, which is forbidden in Islam, as well as for other
reasons related to health, the smell it gives off, and how it affects other people.

However, the best opinion about smoking is that it is macro, or disliked, since there
is not enough evidence to say it is haram.

Eating After Sex

It’s okay for a man or a woman to touch things like clothes and food before taking
a bath after having sexual relations. It is said in a sahih hadith that Abu Huraira(RA) was
with The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) one day, but then he left him.

When he returned, The Prophet (PBUH) asked him where he had been, and Abu Huraira (RA)
said, “I was ritually impure and didn’t want to sit with you when I wasn’t pure.”
The Prophet (PBUH) replied, “Subhanallah, a Muslim does not become ritually impure.”


Slaughtering Animals In Front Of Other Animals

Scholars agree that it is bad manners to kill one animal in front of another.
Kudema said in a Hadith that it is makruh (disliked) to kill one sheep while another watches. Sheikh Abd al-Mushin al-Abad said that he shouldn’t use a tool or hurt the animal while
killing it, and he shouldn’t kill it in front of another because this is torture.


10 Things Muslims Think Are Haram
Talking During Wudu

There’s nothing in Islamic law that says it’s not okay to talk while doing wudu, which is
washing your body parts. Some scholars have also said it’s okay to talk while doing wudu.

Annawari talked about the traditions of Wudu and the best things to do while doing it.
He said that a person shouldn’t talk too much during Wudu, which is frowned upon
but not necessarily illegal.


This is an important part of a happy marriage, and you should never ignore it.
The prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was quoted as saying, “None of you should come on
to your wife like an animal. Instead, there should be a messenger between them.”

When asked what the messenger was, the Prophet of Allah said,
“Foreplay of kissing and words.” The famous jurist Hanbali talks about a story where
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is said to have said, “Don’t start intercourse until she has experienced desire like your experience, lest you fulfill your desires before she does.
” Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) not only encouraged foreplay, but he also did it with his wives.



Most Muslims agree that divorce is allowed if a marriage has broken down, even though
it is not recommended. Most Muslims are also allowed to remarry if they want to.
In the Hadith Hazrat Abdullah Umar (RA), it is said that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) says,

This means that even though divorce is allowed, Muslims should try to avoid it as much as possible.


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