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Food left uncovered

Fatwaa ID: 488

السلام عليكم
If someone accidentally leaves food uncovered overnight, what’s the correct way to deal with the food? (Some say to throw the food away)

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is from the sunnah to cover the food and utensils at night. It is reprehensible to leave them uncovered. However, if it is left uncovered, then the food is halaal and edible provided that you do not see anything harmful inside it. It should not be thrown away. That would be impermissible unless you are certain that the food would now be harmful.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

07/09/1444 AH – 01/31/2023 CE | AML1-6978

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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