Fast food shop adding an extra item into one's meal

Q: I was at this fastfood shop last week and I bought a 3 chicken wings meal. I came home and saw that I was given 4. Normally I don’t worry about this since usually I assume this occurs if one of the wing pieces is small so they give another to compensate, however, because I’m dealing with religious OCD and doubts, I’m worried. I called them today and they confirmed that sometimes they do this for the reason I mentioned above. Can I assume that this is what occurred in my case instead of thinking that they made a mistake?

A: Since they included the extra wing in the transaction, it is halaal for you to accept the extra wing and consume it.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)