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I would just like to ask a small question if i could about a hadith i was once told about by a friensd regarding cheese i am not sure if there is more than one but in that time it had something to do with halal and harm cheeses that we eat plz if you can help me with and may allah give you continous guidance for this site.
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Cheese is a dairy food made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep and other mammals, by coagulating the milk. This is accomplished by first acidification with a bacterial culture and then employing an enzyme, rennet (or rennet substitutes) to coagulate the milk. The precise bacteria and processing of the curds play a role in defining the texture and flavor of most cheeses. Some cheeses also feature molds, either on the outer rind, or throughout.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 5070 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Busr
Allah's Messenger (saws) came to my father and we brought to him a meal and a preparation from dates, cheese and butter. He (saws) ate out of that.
The basic ingredients which constitute the molding of normal cheese is from amongst the food which are considered lawful in Shariah. Unless one has sufficient reason to believe that alcohol or any other unlawful ingredient has been added to the cheese, the consumption of cheese would be considered lawful for the believers to consume.
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