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    Question ID: 155788Country: India

    Title: Ruling on Chahlum food

    Question: Can I eat Chahlum food if the person is very near and dear? If I do not attend or eaten then it may create some problem in future in the families?

    Answer ID: 155788

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 197/149/L=2/1439)


    The food of Chahlum is not haram in itself and it is allowable to eat it. However, the ceremony of Chahlum is not proved and it is bida’h; hence you should avoid to participate in it with such an excuse that it does not create any problem in the families.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India