Sweat falling in food
While cooking, sometimes droplets of sweat fall into the dishes. What will the ruling about such food?
If some droplets of sweat fall into the food, then as per the Shariah, the food does not become unfit for eating, but naturally we dislike it. However, there is no prohibition in the Shariah about food in which droplets of sweat fall, but as Islam is a religion of purity and cleanliness, special care should be taken while cooking.
As given in Fatawa A’alamgiri, Kitabul Karahiyya
Giving unclean food to animals
In our houses if food is left over, then it is usually given to animals like goats, hens, etc. Does the Shariah permit this?
The way Shariah has described the rights of human beings, in the same way it has described the rights of animals also in detail. The Shariah prohibits oppressing animals, forcing them to work beyond their capacity and prohibits every such act which hurts and/or harms them. Thus, the Jurists have said that feeding unclean food to those animals whose meat is permissible is not permissible. As given in Fatawa A’alamgiri, Vol. 5, Kitab Ul Karahiyya, Pg No. 344)
Eating overnight leftover food
Sometimes, we have to eat the food that has been left out overnight. Sometimes the food smells. Can we eat that kind of food?
If there is only a slight smell in the food, then eating it is permissible. If the food really stinks and it has changed considerably, then the food has become unclean and eating it is impermissible. As given in Fatawa A’alamgiri, Vol. 5, Pg. No. 339.
Hadith : Jabir (RA) reported Allah’s Messenger ( Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم ) as saying: Food for one (person) suffices two, and food for two (persons) suffices four persons and food for four persons suffices eight persons. Sahih Muslim, Book of Drinks, Hadith: 5368