What to do if you accidentally eat non halal food

Halal: an act or anything done as per the law of islam.

Haram: forbidden , opposite of the halal

In islam anything regarded as detrimental to our body, mind, soul is forbidden(haram) while ,whatever is advantageous is acceptable (halal).

All the creatures in the world have been given life by the by Allah. So, nothing gives us the right to take away the life of the animal. Allah under certain conditions granted us permission to take the life of the animal. If you’re eating without following the principles of slaughtering then you have stolen it from the property of Allah.

It doesn’t make any sense if you slaughter dead animal. Animal should be healthy and alive before you takeaway the life. You should be completely humane ,even with animals.

  • what to do if you accidentally eat non halal food?

The food we eat has an impact on us, on our soul, on our body, on our taqwa on our piety and even our children and grandchildren, the genes within us.

While you might not be sinful ,seeing as you ate it by accident , the effect of eating haram will still be there.

If you accidentally eat non halal food and then, you came to know that it is haram then emit the food what you ate and leave the rest of the food.

Do things to compensate for the negative effects of haram food.

Acts that purify you from the effects are:

1.First and foremost, make sincere tauba (repentance)to allah regardless of anything.

2.make sincere istaghfaar(seek forgiveness) and make a firm resolve to be more careful in future.

3.donate with the intention “oh allah “if there is any effect on me, on my progeny, on my family then remove it with the sadqah.

4.your prayers will be accepted inshallah ,because you have done this unknowingly.

  • Does saying bismillah make food halal?

Certainly NO, because if this is going to happen then every non halal food item (e.g: alcohol, pork etc) would be considered halal just reciting bismillah before consumption .The meat which is obtained by slaughtering permitted animal under predefined procedures is only regarded as halal.

It is for sure,that before you eat anything you should say bismillah

  • Punishment for eating non halal food

Allah subhanawa tala kept telling us about halal and haram be careful, watch out what you eat, what goes into your mouth. It has an effect on our imaan.

If you put a morsel of haram in your mouth the first thing your lips, teeth, tongue, throat, esophagus, intestines every part right to the back until it comes out everything will curse you why did you put this haram in me filthy , we don’t realize but it contaminates all your organs and they all curse , they will bear witness against us on the day of qiyamah.

The money we use, to buy those items must also be halal .


  • your duawill not be answered
  • you may be encountered with the rage of Allah swt if you butcher in name of others

It is a sinto eat which is not butchered in conformity with islam.

Haram flesh is lack of blessings from Allah ,it will have impact on our following actions.

The most important thing is that before you begin to eat make sure you check that whether it is halal animal you are eating and then you should know that the animal is sacrificed in the name of allah only then eat it, but if you come to know that it is not sacrificed accordingly then please don’t eat. Even though the animal is allowed to eat, but you cannot eat it.

It is a privilege to eat something that was slaughtered in the name of allah.so we hope that we will get the blessing of the food that we’ve put into our mouth.

Prohibited foods mentioned in Quran are :

حُرِّمَتْعَلَيْكُمُٱلْمَيْتَةُوَٱلدَّمُوَلَحْمُٱلْخِنزِيرِوَمَآأُهِلَّلِغَيْرِٱللَّهِبِهِۦوَٱلْمُنْخَنِقَةُوَٱلْمَوْقُوذَةُوَٱلْمُتَرَدِّيَةُوَٱلنَّطِيحَةُوَمَآأَكَلَٱلسَّبُعُإِلَّامَاذَكَّيْتُمْوَمَاذُبِحَعَلَىٱلنُّصُبِوَأَنتَسْتَقْسِمُوا۟بِٱلْأَزْلَـٰمِ ۚ ذَٰلِكُمْفِسْقٌ ۗ ٱلْيَوْمَيَئِسَٱلَّذِينَكَفَرُوا۟ مِندِينِكُمْفَلَاتَخْشَوْهُمْوَٱخْشَوْنِ ۚ ٱلْيَوْمَأَكْمَلْتُلَكُمْدِينَكُمْوَأَتْمَمْتُعَلَيْكُمْنِعْمَتِىوَرَضِيتُلَكُمُٱلْإِسْلَـٰمَدِينًۭا ۚ فَمَنِٱضْطُرَّفِىمَخْمَصَةٍغَيْرَمُتَجَانِفٍۢلِّإِثْمٍۢ ۙ فَإِنَّٱللَّهَغَفُورٌۭرَّحِيمٌۭ ٣

Allah makes it halal because it is good for you and makes it haram because it is bad for you.