Blog

  • Working a supermarket where they sell Alcohol

    Recent question answered on working a supermarket where they sell alcohol

    السلام عليكم ورحمة اللهِ وبركاته

    Whilst Working for a non Muslim who sells alcohol as part of his business or haram meat, it is permissible in shariah for you to handle it for selling e.g. at a checkout etc, as part of your employment with the non Muslim. Non muslims are ghayr mukallaf and not bound by shariah and since you are employed by the non Muslim, you are obliged to do whatever the owner requests. As long as the selling of alcohol is not the main business.

    You are not profiting from the sale of the alcohol/haram but are simply handling it as part of your employment duties.

    This is the position of Imam Azam Abu Hanifa.

    Allah ﷻ & His Rasool ﷺ know best.

    By Shaykh Abu Yusha Yasin

  • Is platinum halal or haram?

    Unfortunately platinum cannot be worn by men. In recent times platinum has become an alternative to gold for men to wear. However platinum cannot be worn by men in the same way gold cannot. So as jewellery: rings etc, it cannot be worn in the same way gold cannot.

    It can however, be used for the same purposes gold can, which is as a use for another purpose other than jewellery or use which is based on other than itself. An example of this is platinum buttons. Buttons are used to fasten a shirt, the purpose is not as jewellery adornment or the buttons themselves. Or likewise, a platinum watch strap, the purpose of which is to hold the actual watch face. Without buttons, the shirt cannot function, without the strap, the watch cannot be worn. Therefore in these situations the said metals can be used since they are to support the function of another item and not jewellery and use is not based on the zaat of the metal. (Where use is maqsood bi’zaat, it is HARAM to wear/use and where use is bi’tabba, it is permissible halal).

    But.. To clarify once again, jewellery made from platinum (and of course gold) cannot be worn.

    Now the illa for this:

    There are several ahadith quoted by Allama Ibn Abideen in fatawah shami, also quoted in the text of durr Al mukhtar and mentioned in Hidaya and also Mabsut and kanz ul daqa’iq, just to mention a few, but the most pertinent ahadith state the following.

    1) Narrated by Sayyedena Burayda R.A. A companion entered the majestic presence and company of Rasoolallah ﷺ and he was wearing a ring made from iron. Rasoolallah ﷺ said: why do I find the ornaments of hellfire on you? The companion immediately took of his ring and asked: Ya Rasoolallah ﷺ , what should I where a ring of? The Beloved ﷺ replied: wear a ring of silver, less than one mishkaal.

    2) A companion entered the holy domain of the Beloved of Allah’s ﷺ presence wearing a ring of copper or brass. The Prophet ﷺ asked: why is it I can smell hellfire on you? Immediately the companion removed the ring.

    Allama Ibn Abideen and the other akaabir fuqaha narrate that on this basis, Imam Azam, sahibayn and all akaabir fuqaha have ruled that the only material a man can wear as a ring is silver. And in fact other jewellery should not be worn. They rule that iron, copper, brass are all explicitly haram along with gold. All other metals other than silver, including platinum are implicitly haram. It is actually the amr/order of Rasoolallah ﷺ that only silver should be worn as a ring, and that too less than one mishkaal which is 4.37g!

    Some modern fuqaha have done qiyaas on gold to rule platinum as haram. Whilst there is jawaz for this reasoning, above is the actual reason that fuqaha have ruled platinum as haraam.

    So platinum is haram for men…

    Rasoolallah ﷺ wore a ring of silver which was less than one mishkaal and was used as the famous seal of prophethood.

    Allah ﷻ & His Rasool ﷺ know best.

  • White wine vinegar Halal or Haram

    Q: اسلام عليكم و رحمةالله وبركاته

    Is white wine vinegar allowed/halal?

    A: وعليكم اسلام

    White wine vinegar, as its name suggests is ‘vinegar’. Acetic acid. The ‘OH’ group of the alcohol has been oxidised to ‘OOH’ which is vinegar. Even though there may be trace amounts of the alcohol in the substance, it displays the qualities and characteristics of vinegar rather than wine.

    Consequently it has undergone a transformation which in Islam Law changes the ruling applied to it.

    So the ruling applied to the alcohol white wine, would be haram, but when the white wine undergoes a chemical transformation and results in the production of white wine vinegar, the ruling changes so that the new wine vinegar now becomes halal.

    Please note all vinegars (whether malt vinegar, rice vinegar, apple cider vinegar etc etc etc) are manufactured from an alcoholic base which would be haram to consume but once transformed to vinegar, it not only becomes halal but in fact this new product, the vinegar, is actually Sunnah!

    Allah ﷻ & His Rasool ﷺ know best.

    By Shaykh Abu Yusha Yasin

  • KFC – Is it really Halal?

    The Official Information by KFC who have some Halal branches around the UK which are certified by HFA. We leave the decision as always to the public if you want to consume at these places.

    At KFC we listen to our customers to help us to evolve our menu and the choices we offer. For some time, we have received requests to provide halal food in parts of the UK and as a result of this, we are running a halal trial within communities where we anticipate a strong demand for halal products.

    Find out if the store near you is Halal certified at https://www.kfc.co.uk/find-us

    We have worked with the Halal Food Authority to understand the requirements involved in supplying and producing halal approved products. We are delighted that the HFA have certified KFC’s products in these stores, and the store environments, as halal.

    Another key consideration for us was that we were able to ensure that the halal certified chicken would also meet the rigorous animal welfare standards we employ in the UK, and we consulted leading animal welfare groups about this. We are pleased to say that there will be no compromise to our welfare standards.

    We continue to insist that our poultry is stunned before slaughter, using a technique called ‘stun-to-stun’. We only buy high quality, Grade A, farm-assured chicken from trustworthy suppliers, who are contractually required to meet or exceed all relevant UK and EU legislation and this will not change.

    You will find that our food is just as tasty and finger lickin’ good as it has always been!

    FAQS
    1. WHY HAVE YOU DECIDED TO TRIAL HALAL IN THESE STORES?
    Feedback from consumers has indicated that there is significant demand for halal food from KFC, and we’ve chosen these stores as they are in areas where we expect demand for halal restaurants. Wherever possible, we have taken steps to ensure that these restaurants are within a 7 mile radius of a non-halal store in order to cater to all of our customers’ needs.

    2. HOW LONG WILL THE TRIAL LAST?
    There is no set time frame. We will evaluate both customer feedback and the commercial success of the trial to establish whether it is something we will continue with. During this time, we expect our trial to evolve, and some stores may join or leave the trial.

    3. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR MY STORE? WHAT WILL CHANGE?
    There will be no change to the great taste of our products. ‘Halal’ is an Arabic word which simply means ‘permitted’ or ‘allowed’. For our chicken to be halal accredited, a verse is recited from the Qu’ran by an appropriate person at the point of slaughter. All non-halal products will be removed from the relevant restaurants. This includes pork products, bacon will not be served in our halal trial stores. The Big Daddy is the only item out of more than forty on our menu that our halal stores will not be serving.

    4. HOW WILL I KNOW WHICH RESTAURANTS ARE HALAL AND WHICH ARE NOT?
    See the list of participating stores using our store locator. Our halal restaurants will also feature the HFA (Halal Food Authority) logo on the door.

    5. WHY HAVE YOU CHOSEN MY STORE?
    We have chosen a number of stores that are located within areas where we anticipate demand for a halal offer from KFC. However, we are committed to offering our customers choice and there is a non-trial restaurant in close proximity. The restaurant manager will be able to provide you with the address details should you need them.

    6. WHO WILL SUPPLY YOUR HALAL CHICKEN FOR THIS TRIAL?
    For our fresh Original Recipe chicken on the bone, we are buying from a reputable supplier who has been audited and accredited by the HFA to ensure that their systems and processes fully comply with halal requirements. We will continue to purchase only high quality, A-Grade farm assured chicken from the same leading suppliers used by Britain’s’ major retailers. All of our suppliers, whether halal or otherwise, are contractually required to meet or exceed all UK and EU legislation on welfare.

    7. DOES THIS MEAN YOUR ANIMAL WELFARE STANDARDS HAVE CHANGED?
    No, not at all. We will always only purchase high quality, Grade A, farm-assured chicken from the same leading suppliers used by Britain’s major retailers. We remain committed to the same animal welfare standards and continue to insist that our poultry is stunned before slaughter, using a technique called ‘stun-to-stun’ – a pain free process that makes the animal insensible to pain and suffering. All our suppliers are contractually required to meet or exceed all relevant UK and EU legislation.

    8. WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR HFA HALAL ACCREDITATION?
    The HFA accredits a significant number of restaurants and food suppliers in the UK to ensure that the edicts and requirements for halal accreditation are strictly followed and adhered to. The three main requirements for halal accreditation are:

    The animal/bird is not dead prior to slaughter All blood is drained A verse from the Qu’ran is read by an appropriate person at the time of slaughter.

    9. IS KFC’S HALAL CHICKEN STUNNED BEFORE SLAUGHTER?
    Yes, due to our strict animal welfare standards, we insist that all our poultry is stunned before slaughter. Our halal chicken has been accredited by the Halal Food Authority, one of the most widely recognised bodies in the UK and overseas. It allows the use of a technique called ‘stun-to-stun’ – a pain free process that makes the animal insensible to pain and suffering. A verse is also recited from the Qu’ran at the point of slaughter by an appropriate person and the poultry will not come into contact with non-halal meat at any point in the supply chain. The HFA accreditation which is clearly signposted in the participating restaurants allows us to offer halal accredited meat whilst remaining committed to the same animal welfare standards as before, which meet or exceed all relevant UK and EU legislation.

    10. DO YOU USE MECHANICAL SLAUGHTER?
    No, we work with our suppliers and the HFA to ensure that our birds are hand slaughtered maintaining the highest levels of animal welfare. If you have further questions, please call our Customer Careline on 08457 532 532.

  • Keeping Bad Company

    Continuing on from the same theme as previous weeks I would like to talk about keeping bad company and what effect this has on a persons Imaan.
    Unnecessary companionship is a chronic disease that causes much harm. How often have the wrong kind of companionship and intermixing deprived people of Allah’s generosity, planting discord in their hearts which even the passage of time-even if it were long enough for mountains to be worn away-has been unable to dispel. In keeping such company one can find the roots of loss, both in this life and in the next life.

    A servant should benefit from companionship. In order to do so he should divide people into four categories, and be careful not to get them mixed up, for once one of them is mixed with another, then evil can find its way through to him:

    The *FIRST* category are those people whose company is like food: it is indispensable, night or day. Once a servant has taken his need from it, he leaves it be until he requires it again, and so on. These are the people with knowledge of Allah-of His commands, of the scheming of His enemies, and of the diseases of the heart and their remedies- who wish well for Allah, His Prophet SAW and His servants. Associating with this type of person is an achievement in itself.

    The *SECOND* category are those people whose company is like a medicine. They are only required when a disease sets in. When you are healthy, you have no need of them. However, mixing with them is sometimes necessary for your livelihood, businesses, consultation and the like. Once what you need from them has been fulfilled, mixing with them should be avoided.

    The *THIRD* category are those people whose company is harmful. Mixing with this type of person is like a disease, in all its variety and degrees and strengths and weaknesses. Associating with one or some of them is like an incurable chronic disease. You will never profit either in this life or in the next life if you have them for company, and you will surely lose either one or both of your deen and your livelihood because of them. If their companionship has taken hold of you and is established, then it becomes a fatal, terrifying sickness.

    Amongst such people are those who neither speak any good that might benefit you, nor listen closely to you so that they might benefit from you. They do not know their souls and consequently put their selves in their rightful place. If they speak, their words fall on their listeners’ hearts like the lashes of a cane, while all the while they are full of admiration for and delight in their own words.

    They cause distress to those in their company, while believing that they are the sweet scent of the gathering. If they are silent, they are heavier than a massive millstone-too heavy to carry or even drag across the floor. ( Ash-Shafi’, may Allah be pleased with him, is reported to have said, “Whenever a tedious person sits next to me, the side on which he is sitting feels lower down than the other side of me.”)

    All in all, mixing with anyone who is bad for the soul will not last, even if it is unavoidable. It can be one of the most distressing aspects of a servant’s life that he is plagued by such person, with whom it may be necessary to associate. In such a relationship, a servant should cling to good behaviour, only presenting him with his outward appearance, while disguising his inner soul, until Allah offers him a way out of his affliction and the means of escape from this situation.

    The *FOURTH* category are those people whose company is doom itself. It is like taking poison: its victim either finds an antidote or perishes. Many people belong to this category. They are the people of religious innovation and misguidance, those who abandon the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah SAW and advocate other beliefs. They call what is the Sunnah a bid’a and vice-versa. A man with any intellect should not sit in their assemblies nor mix with them. The result of doing so will either be the death of his heart or, at the very best, its falling seriously ill.

    May Allah SWT give us the strength to search out the first category and to sit in their company.

  • Alcohol Flavourings and Vanilla Extracts Clarification

    Alcohol in Flavourings
    Most food products nowadays contain some type of flavouring – natural, artificial, or a combination of both. Many of these flavourings contain alcohol, which is used as a carrier or solvent for the flavouring.
    The actual amount of alcohol in the finished food product may vary, but it is usually around 0.5% or less, as the alcohol evaporates during the production process. Items such as drinks and ice creams can contain a bit more, since no evaporation takes place. Such a small amount of alcohol is not required to be declared on the ingredients declaration on the packaging of the product.
    The Foodguide follows the opinion of major contemporary Hanafi scholars including the venerable Mufti Yusuf Sacha of the UK (highly acclaimed foods expert) and Mufti Ashraf Usmani of Pakistan. The fatwa in our times is that synthetic alcohols (and all alcohol not sourced from dates and grapes) in foods and otherwise is pure (tahir), and permitted to use and consume on the conditions that:
    (a) it is not used as an intoxicant;

    (b) it is not used as intoxicants are used (i.e. for alcoholic consumption, even a little);

    (c) it is not used in an amount that intoxicates;

    (d) it is not used in vain (lahw).

    Courtesy: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
    This verdict applies to alcoholic flavourings only (based on need and necessity and common predicament) and not where alcohol is added as an ingredient in a product. In that case, regardless what the source of the alcohol is, it is not permissible.
    The verdict of many contemporary ‘Ulama is based on sources of Hadith which infer that alcohol from dates and grapes are regarded as Khamr (intoxicants categorically mentioned in the Qur’aan), and that other alcohols will not be termed as ‘khamr’ in the technical sense and thus not impure.
    The Hadith from Sahih Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmizi, Nasai, Ibn Majah says that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihe Wasallam said:
    “Khamr is from these two trees: dates and grapes”.

    (I’laus sunan Vol.18 Pg.26)
    This is the view propounded by the Foodguide service and rest assured that it is of sound Hanafi scholarship.
    Nevertheless, if you are a follower of a Maz-hab (school of thought) other than the Hanafi School or you prefer to refrain from such products on the basis of Taqwa, then that will be praiseworthy.
    We will try to facilitate such persons by indicating which products are affected on this web-site as far as possible. You should contact the company before consuming as alcohol flavouring is a common process.
    Alcohol Extracts Clarification
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanilla_extract

    “Vanilla extract is a solution containing the flavor compound vanillin as the primary ingredient. Pure vanilla extract is made by macerating and percolating vanilla beans in a solution of ethyl alcohol and water. In the United States, in order for a vanilla extract to be called pure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires that the solution contains a minimum 35% of alcohol and 13.35 ounces of vanilla bean per gallon.[1] Double and triple strength (up to 20-fold) vanilla extracts are available.

    Vanilla extract is the most common form of vanilla used today. Mexican, Tahitian, Indonesian and Bourbon vanilla are the main varieties. Bourbon vanilla is named for the period when the island of Réunion was ruled by the Bourbon kings of France; it does not contain Bourbon whiskey.

    Natural vanilla flavoring is derived from real vanilla beans with little to no alcohol. The maximum amount of alcohol that is usually present is only 2%-3%. Also on the market is imitation vanilla extract, a wood by-product usually made by soaking alcohol into wood which contains vanillin. The vanillin is then chemically treated to mimic the taste of natural vanilla.”

    This is a Tescos Email Seasoning Supplier response.

    Paprika Extract – Solvent Extraction

    Yeast Extracts: Yeast 1 is autolysed using heat, the insoluble portion is extracted using centrifugation, leaving the soluble portion of the yeast.

    Yeast 2 is not extracted as such and is classed as a whole autolysed yeast. The live yeast is heated with salt so the yeast plasmolyses and then the whole mixture is dried over heated rollers.

    There are no solvents or alcohols used in either process.

    Based on the above information I’m not certain that we could say that this product is suitable for you; the Yeast Extracts are ok, however the Paprika Extract ingredient supplier hasn’t specifically confirmed that alcohol isn’t used only that a ‘solvent extraction’ process is used.

    However, even if any alcohol was present via the Paprika Extract it would only be at an exceptionally low level (i.e. trace) in the finished product.

    If alcohol is used in extraction of the seasoning extracts, it would be at trace level, which is something around 0.001 percent.

    Hope this helps.

    —–End of Email—

    “It is not permissible for a person to consume such bread or biscuits (whose dough was made using alcohol). However, it will be permissible to consume them if it cannot be avoided because of the presence of certain narrations [in the Hanafi Madhab].

    (Imdadul Fatawa 4:118)2

    Majmu’ Rasaail Saqqaaf (pg. 549)

    Without doubt, alcoholic extracts or otherwise derived from dates or grapes are Haraam and filthy. However, alcohols which are derived from other substances are pure. The Ulamaa have ruled on this view because of necessity or public predicament (Umoom-e-Balwa.)
    Flavourings from dates and grapes?
    Alhumdulillah, to date from over 15 years of experience in the field, we have yet to come across flavourings sourced from dates and grapes in the UK market.
    We don’t issues fatwas at the drop of the hat, but pertinent information is necessary for a decision. Furthermore, we do not charge the companies or consumers for this service, it is totally a Lillah service.

    To summarise:
    Alcoholic Flavourings: They are permissible due to necessity and public predicament as they are so widely used in the food industry.
    Alcohol Extracts e.g. (vanilla, yeast and others): They are permissible due to necessity and public predicament as they are so widely used in the food industry.

  • Heartbreaking story of Hareem’s fight against Cancer

    On the 13th of August 2017, Hareem Ahmed had vomited blood and was in and out of consciousness. The emergency services were informed and admitted Hareem into Queen’s Medical Centre. The doctor that reviewed Hareem’s medical records had made the assumption that Hareem had acid reflux, as the doctors suggested his health to be perfect for his age – if not better.

    Whilst Hareem was admitted he underwent an Endoscopy scan which uncovered a large sized lump in his oesophagus. The doctors had informed Hareem’s family this could be cancerous. He was subjected to a CT scan which confirmed the family’s worst fear, Hareem had been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer, which has now spread to his gland. This came as a shock to even the doctors as they stated they’ve never experienced this in their lifetimes and is extremely rare to be diagnosed with oesophagus cancer at the age of 24.

    He currently is 24 years of age, this form of cancer is extremely rare in a young adults as “less than 15% of cases are found by people younger than age 55.” We, Hareem’s brothers, are starting this GoFundMe page on his behalf to help fund for his treatment abroad at John Hopkins hospital in America. The specific treatment that we are seeking at John Hopkins hospital is Immunotherapy, which would be the most effective treatment for the cancer that he has.

    Hareem had been diagnosed 6 days before his first wedding anniversary. Hareem Ahmed married on 26th of August 2016 and had dreams of having children. However, being diagnosed with cancer 6 days before your 1st wedding anniversary is heart-breaking. As you can imagine, a year prior to the diagnosis – on his wedding day, he was flooded with happiness which was amplified through his heart-warming smiley, even though he has always had that smile on his face. Despite the devistating news he was confronted with, he still smiles and laughs all the time. He’s still the same Hareem everyone knows him as; happy, cheerful and kind-hearted.

    Because of this, Hareem has now been forced to put his life on hold. During these 24 years of his life, he has been working towards helping others, having a family and owning his very own business. Hareem has dreams and ambitions to pursue a career within the Business Management and Marketing sector, as this was the subject he studied whilst at University. Furthermore, Hareem firmly believes owning a business isn’t enough as helping others is his ultimate goal.

    As Hareem firmly believes the family, friends and the general public will assist him in this time of need, Hareem wishes to help others through charity work once he is succesful in his battle with cancer. After being diagnosed with cancer, Hareem has stated he wishes to help those that most need it ranging from those with cancer to those that are homeless. Furthermore, he has also stated that once he recovers from this battle against cancer, he wishes to devot his life towards charity work by starting his own charity foundation and volunteering spare time in order to help those that most need it, as well as owning a business to get him by.

    Hareem is a very confident and well spoken individual who aspires to achieve the best he possibly can. He has a strong state of mind and has remained strong throughout this difficult time. He is very thankful for all the support he has been receiving and also reads every comment and message. As he is currently recovering, he’s unable to respond to everyone but he does want everyone to know he is very thankful and appreciative of all the support.

    We ask for your help to raise money for Hareem and the urgent treatment he requires to help get his life back on track. No amount is too small and we will forever be thankful for any help that is recieved.

    Go Fund Page : https://www.gofundme.com/hareems-fight-against-cancer

  • Customers demanding to know whether Cadbury is Halal or Not!

    Cadbury has been forced to respond to furious customers after an old picture surfaced online indicating that its chocolate Easter eggs in the UK are halal certified.

    Customers anger was sparked after the picture, which appears to have been taken in 2014, of a Cadbury’s employee holding a certificate showing its products are halal-certified surfaced on social media with the caption: “Cadbury proudly displaying their latest new halal certificates, pass it on.”

    As soon as the image was re-shared on Twitter some customers accused the brand of “Muslim appeasement” while other threatened to boycott it all together.

    As a result, Cadbury responded to the fierce reaction by explaining:

    “None of our UK products are halal certified and we have never made any changes to our chocolate to specifically make them halal.”

    “They are just suitable for those following a halal diet in the same way that standard food such as bread or water.”

    In a separate statement a spokesperson for Mondelez, which owns Cadbury, said: “In the UK our chocolate products are suitable for vegetarians and those following a halal diet, however they are not Halal certified.  As our chocolate products do not contain meat, the ritual of halal does not apply and in the UK carry no halal certifications of any kind. The only animal related products we use in our British chocolate are milk and eggs. We take care to point out if and when our products are suitable for certain sections of society who take an interest in the ingredients and manufacturing process.

    “Elsewhere in the world, we may label products with any number of certifications based on consumer interest and dietary requirements, and the best place for consumers to find that information is on the product label in that country.  However, Cadbury welcomes consumers of all faiths and none.”

    Under Sharia law, or Islamic law, products that contain pork are not considered halal and so should not be consumed by Muslims.

    The image  appears to originate from the firm’s Asia-Pacific market.

    In 2014, Islamic authorities in Malaysia confirmed Cadbury chocolate had been found not to contain pork DNA after concerns were raised about whether the company’s chocolate contained pig DNA.

    Source: Independent News

  • Dubai’s 22-carat Gold Tea!

    Dubai: Believe it or not, you can now drink gold in Dubai. Costing just Dh55 a cup, gold tea is available at a promotional price at Mocca Art Cafe, Downtown Dubai.
    “We introduced it around two weeks ago,” cafe founder and partner Ashraf Mahran told XPRESS. The 32-year-old Egyptian was inspired to bring the concept here after tasting it in a UK hotel.

    “Basically, we use gold-plated tea leaves that are edible and are approved by the authorities.”
    The tea travels far before being served here. “We source the tea from Ceylon, send it to Germany to get it plated, then to Morocco for flavouring. The end product is unique.”
    Mahran said the tea is popular among Emiratis, Westerners and other expatriates. “Gold tea is common in places like China, India and the West, but this is the first coffee shop to serve it here,” he said.
    The tea has a distinct taste. “The flavour is very distinct and the tea is beneficial to health as it is very relaxing,” he added.

  • Could this be the last we see of Amir Khan?

    Khan is due to return to the ring on April 21, his first fight since May 2016 when he was knocked out by Canelo Alvarez.

    The 31-year-old has since had hand surgery, endured a public break-up and reconciliation with his wife Faryal Makhdoom and appeared on “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!”.

    And Khan’s next opponent Lo Greco took the opportunity at their first press conference to ridicule the Brit about his personal life, including a Tweet in which he accused Anthony Joshua of having an affair with his wife, an allegation all parties have now rejected.
    “After Canelo, you went on a losing streak: family, wife… and then you go out and you tweet to the heavyweight champion of the world,” Lo Greco said.

    “What is wrong with you, mate? What is wrong?

    “You go out and you tweet to the heavyweight champion of the world that he can have your leftovers.”
    At that point, Khan jumped to his feet and threw the glass of water in front of him into Lo Greco’s face.

    The action was in stark contrast to Khan’s quotes ahead of the press conference, in which Khan had insisted there was respect between the two boxers.

    “I can’t wait to get back into the ring,” Khan had said.

    “Phil Lo Greco will be coming with everything to win this fight and I’m not going to give him an inch.
    Express. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express.express_logo

    Search…

    Find us on Facebook
    Follow us on Twitter
    Check us on Google+
    Subscribe to our rss feed
    Login
    Register
    Daily
    HoroscopeOur
    AppsTop
    10Our
    PaperPaper
    ArchiveWeather3°
    London

    HOME
    NEWS
    SHOWBIZ & TV
    SPORT
    COMMENT
    FINANCE
    TRAVEL
    ENTERTAINMENT
    LIFE & STYLE
    FOOTBALLSTATSTRANSFER NEWSTENNISBOXINGUFCF1CRICKETGOLFRUGBY UNIONRACINGOTHER
    HomeSportBoxingAmir Khan press conference ERUPTS into brawl after Anthony Joshua wife jibe
    Man Utd news: Ryan Giggs makes shocking revelation about Old Trafford exit
    Man Utd news: Ryan Giggs makes shocking revelation about Old…
    The Chase viewers distracted from show by contestant’s VERY unusual look
    The Chase viewers distracted from show by contestant’s VERY…
    Arsenal news: Arsene Wenger drops HUGE Mesut Ozil transfer hint and confirms one exit
    Arsenal news: Arsene Wenger drops HUGE Mesut Ozil transfer hint…
    Pyongyang’s secret weapon? Mystery as North Koreans executed by Kim Jong-un return to life
    Pyongyang’s secret weapon? Mystery as North Koreans executed by…
    Real Madrid news: Harry Kane makes shock demand to Florentino Perez over summer move
    Real Madrid news: Harry Kane makes shock demand to Florentino…
    Amir Khan press conference ERUPTS into brawl after Anthony Joshua wife jibe
    AMIR KHAN had to be restrained by his new promoter Eddie Hearn after throwing a glass of water at Phil Lo Greco.
    By JAMES GRAY
    PUBLISHED: 17:39, Tue, Jan 30, 2018 | UPDATED: 17:39, Tue, Jan 30, 2018

    28

    Fight breaks out during Amir Khan press conference
    Play
    Mute
    0:12
    /
    0:34
    Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%

    Fullscreen
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Share

    Khan is due to return to the ring on April 21, his first fight since May 2016 when he was knocked out by Canelo Alvarez.

    The 31-year-old has since had hand surgery, endured a public break-up and reconciliation with his wife Faryal Makhdoom and appeared on “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!”.

    And Khan’s next opponent Lo Greco took the opportunity at their first press conference to ridicule the Brit about his personal life, including a Tweet in which he accused Anthony Joshua of having an affair with his wife, an allegation all parties have now rejected.

    Amir Khan press conference brawlGETTY

    Amir Khan triggered a press conference brawl by throwing water at Paul Lo Greco
    “After Canelo, you went on a losing streak: family, wife… and then you go out and you tweet to the heavyweight champion of the world,” Lo Greco said.

    “What is wrong with you, mate? What is wrong?

    “You go out and you tweet to the heavyweight champion of the world that he can have your leftovers.”

    Amir KhanGETTY

    Amir Khan accused Anthony Joshua last summer but recanted the accusation
    At that point, Khan jumped to his feet and threw the glass of water in front of him into Lo Greco’s face.

    The action was in stark contrast to Khan’s quotes ahead of the press conference, in which Khan had insisted there was respect between the two boxers.

    “I can’t wait to get back into the ring,” Khan had said.

    “Phil Lo Greco will be coming with everything to win this fight and I’m not going to give him an inch.

    “He’s an aggressive fighter who is always looking to press the fight and come forward. That makes for a very exciting and action-packed fight for the fans.

    “He’s shared the ring with the likes of Spence Jr and Porter, so he’s operated at the highest level.

    “I respect him as a fighter and know he will be coming with big ambitions but I’m going to put on a great performance and prove to the boxing world that the king is well and truly back.”

Back to top