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Fortune cookies

Fatwaa ID: 514

Dumb question but is eating those fortune cookies 🥠 haram? I ordered an egg fried rice today and received two. Wasn’t sure if I could eat them, but I know whatever they say is just some outlandish quote.

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

It is permissible to eat fortune cookies provided that they are halaal. As for the writings on the paper inside them, it will not be permissible to believe in any “fortune” or number there. If there is a quote or inspiration, then you may benefit from them. The paper itself will not have an affect on the halaal status of the cookies.

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

07/12/1444 AH – 02/03/2023 CE | AMG1-2744

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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