Eat food leftovers.
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salam a laykum, is it true that a female cannot eat a males food leftovers?
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Eat food leftovers
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To the best of our knowledge there is absolutely nothing in the Quran or the authentic and established Sunnah which discourages or prohibits the male believers from eating of the leftovers of the female believers, nor the female believers eating of the leftovers of the male believers. Such self-invented and self-imposed prohibitions and restrictions are not from the Shariah, nor do they have any place in the way of life called Islam.
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,