Eating of mitti mud dust habit.
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
I HAVE A HABIT OF EATING MUD (MITTI), SOME SAYS IT IS NOT ALLOWED IN ISLAM TO EAT MUD SO, I TRIED TO AVOID BUT I CANNOT . NOW I ONLY EAT FULLER`S EARTH (MULTANI MITTI). SO PLEASE LET ME KNOW WETHER IT IS HARAM ? AND ADVIVE ME THE SOLUTION TO IT.
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Eating of mitti mud dust habit
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The eating of mitti or earth is not a matter of haraam or halaal..its like asking whether the eating of iron, or metal, or glass, or wood, or paper, etc. is considered lawful or unlawful in Shariah! What needs to be determined is whether the eating or consuming of such non-consumable products like mitti or earth, or wood, or paper, or glass, etc. is medically beneficial or harmful for ones self..and if it is medically or scientifically determined that the consumption of such elements is harmful for man, then indeed it would only be prudent for one to abstain from consuming it. And Allah Alone Knows Best.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,