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Recent Questions:

  • does fair and handsome is halal to apply? - Qasim
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-05-13 07:25:45
  • http://www.100percentpure.com.my/ Is this products okay to use?Is it halal?thanks - Nur
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-05-13 04:09:15
  • What vitamins are halal? I know which ones are Halal, but none that are halal. - Anna
  • AOA

    MUSLIMS ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTIONS TO HALAL VITAMINS

    Many Muslims are using non Halal vitamins from stores like Wal-Mart, Walgreen, CVS Pharmacy, GNC. This is because of lack of knowledge about the Halal status of those vitamins. MCG get every day a question from Muslims asking about the Halal status of xyz vitamins. MCG is providing help in picking up the Halal vitamins after it researched at Vitamin Shoppe stores which are located in every city of USA. MCG advises Muslims to check the Halal status of vitamins before consuming them.

    Many major brand of vitamins are not Halal such as: Centrum, Equate, Citracal, Nature Made, Vitafusion, One A Day, GNC, Flintstone, Nature Beauty, Walgreen, Geritol, Nature Bounty, Garliq, Estroven, Disney Gummies, Fiber Smart, Caltrale, Finest Nature, One Source, Lill Critteers, Culturelle, Philps, Ultimate Florea, Viactive, Elatins, Os-Cal, Spring Valley, Schiff, Stevia, Optimum Nutrition, Mega Red, Ocuvite, Alive, Centrum Kid, Active Kid, Spring Valley, Bayer, CVS Vitamins and Kirkland Signature. They are not Halal because they are not Halal or Kosher certified or do not have a Halal or Kosher symbol on the package.

    Even if they do not contain gelatin, they are still not Halal because they add without restriction any Haram hidden ingredient. Halal or Kosher certification protects Muslims from adding Haram Hidden or Processing Aid Ingredients which are not required to be mention under ingredients statement by FDA. MCG has a list of Halal multivitamins, individual vitamins, prenatal vitamins and fish oil or omega 3 on our website under "Vitamins". Please use this list of Halal vitamins. How to search Halal vitamins on our website: Please write vitamins or prenatal vitamins or fish oil (for Omega fish oil) under the search box then click Food Product by Category then click Show Only Halal then click search. You will get a list of 45 Halal vitamins, 3 Halal prenatal vitamins, 6 Halal fish oil (Omega fish oil) and where to buy them.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-04-13 20:36:33
  • do have halal certificate for fair and lovely & fairness creams - mohamed ilham
  • AOA

    They are not Halal certified

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-03-13 08:15:58
  • Es salamu aleykum. What are the halal status of flu shots? Is there any thing that I have to be careful with? Also, I am pregnant and expecting in February. I would like to learn about the shots that my baby will get, can you please provide some information on that. Thanks - Amine
  • AOA

    Sorry, I did not research it.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-02-13 20:05:09
  • Is Loreal paris cruelty free?Is it derived from animal?There is parfum in it,is it halal? - Nur Syahirah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-02-13 05:18:37
  • If the product is vegan.Is it halal? - Nur Syahirah
  • AOA

    No, it should meet Halal requirements such as no alcohol in flavor.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-02-13 05:02:37
  • Is Aveeno dandruff shampoo and conditioner halal? - SYEDA FATIMA NAILA
  • AOA

    If it is not made with animal derived ingredients and no alcohol in fragrance then you can use jt. Find out by calling their 800 number.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-01-13 22:56:18
  • Asalaam aleikum. There is a skin cream that contains vegetable oils. The ingredients are: Aqua, Canola Oil, Aspartic Acid, Glycerin, Oleyl Erucate, Glyceryl Stearate, Decyl Oleate, Butyrospermum Parkii, Gelatin (Fish Collagen), Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Ceteareth-20, Stearic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylates, Sodium Phytate, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Triethanolamine, Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate, Phenylpropanol, Ceteareth-12, Cetyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Carrageenan, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Retinyl Palmitate, Zonase. Is there any of these ingredients that i should ask the company about? Or is this product halal? wa salaam - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    There are many fat based ingredients whose source is known to the manufacturer plus there is mushbooh carrageenan ingredients if ethanol used during its processing then it is not Halal. Only manufacturer can answers the above questions.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-01-13 18:22:34
  • is dabur vatika dandruff guard styling hair cream halal? - Mohsin
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    12-01-13 01:43:52
  • I live in Canada and want to know if Elizabeth Arden cosmetics contain any gelatin ?? - Aliya Hussain
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-29-13 10:59:57
  • If we use product which has alcohol in it,will our salah be accepted?Like shampoo/conditioner - Nur Syahirah
  • AOA

    There is ethanol or ethyl alcohol inshampoo but they are fat waxes which are term as Cetyl or Butyl Alcohol in shampoos but there are not ethyl alcohol.

    From our FAQ:

    What are Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Butyl Alcohol, Lauryl and Oleyl Alcohol used in Personal Care Products. Are they Halal:

    All above alcohol are not Ethyl Alcohol but they are fatty alcohol or fatty waxes made from either animal fat such as pork fat or vegetable fat such as soy fat. Only manufacturer will know the source of these ingredients. If any personal care company says that no animal derived ingredients are used in their products containing above alcohols it means they are obtained from vegetable fat.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-28-13 08:46:36
  • Is hexyl cinnamal halal? - Nur Syahirah
  • AOA

     It is Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-28-13 07:52:35
  • is Isopropyl alcohol halal?If there is parfum in the product is it halal?This is a Loreal Paris Product - Nur Syahirah
  • AOA

    New Title Description Date
    Not all alcohol are Haram

     

    NOT ALL ALCOHOL ARE HARAM (ETHYL ALCOHOL)

     Ethyl alcohol is Haram because of its intoxication quality. But not all alcohol are ethyl alcohol although word alcohol is written with their name. Here are some examples:

    1. Sugar alcohols do not contain ethyl alcohol but they called sugar alcohol because of their chemical formula. Sugar Alcohols or Polyols are carbohydrate. All the sugar alcohols are Halal except Erythritol(made through alcoholic fermentation) and if Lactittol is made from non Halal whey then it is not Halal. But if Lactitol is made from sucrose then it is Halal.

    2. isopropyl alcohol is also used in many processes as well as in home cleaning products and skin lotions and it is also known as "Rubbing alcohol". This is a Halal alcohol because it does not cause intoxication.

     

    3. Methyl alcohol or methanol or wood alcohol is also a Halal alcohol but it is a toxic alcohol . It is used in denatured ethanol or alcohol to denatured ethyl alcohol.

     

    4. Benzyl Alcohol is a organic compound and used as solvent in ink, paint, resin coating. It is a Halal alcohol.

     

    5. Specially Denatured Alcohol and Completely Denatured alcohol are ethyl alcohols to which denaturing materials are added to denature ethyl alcohol for purpose of not intended for consumption. They are used in cosmetic, pharmaceuticals products. They are allowed for skin application by many ulema.

     

    6. Butyl alcohol is not ethyl alcohol and used as solvent in paints

     

    7. Cetyl alcohol is also not ethyl alcohol but a fatty alcohol or wax and it is Halal only if it is obtained from vegetable fat and it is a Haram ingredient if it is obtained from pork fat. It is used in cosmetic products. The manufacturer of cosmetic is the only one who know the source of cetyl alcohol. So you have to call the manufacturer.

     

    8. Stearyl Alcohol is manufactured from fat based stearic acid and it is not ethyl alcohol. It is also used in cosmetic products. it is Halal only if it is obtained from vegetable fat based stearic acid and it is a Haram ingredient if it is obtained from pork fat. It is used in cosmetic products. The manufacturer of cosmetic is the only one who know the source of stearyl alcohol. So you have to call the manufacturer.

     

    03/23/11

    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-28-13 07:51:17
  • Salam o alikum my question is this that a few days before one of my friend gift me a breath fresh spray which is made of England the ingredients of this spray contain alcohol can i use this spray - Sayed ajan
  • AOA

    It is not a Halal spray.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-28-13 02:29:26
  • Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu. Is Nivea stick or lip butter halal? - Sister
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-27-13 16:39:29
  • If the product is not derived from any animal and its fragrance free.Can I use it? - Nur Syahirah
  • AOA

    Yes if there is no ccarmine red color in them.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-25-13 04:15:59
  • is rembrandt intense stain toothpaste halal - SALIM SAVASLI
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-24-13 12:27:10
  • IS ARM&HAMMER ADVANCEWHITE TOOTHPASTE HALAL - SALIM SAVASLI
  • AOA

    It is Halal if no alcohol in flavor. You can use Crest regular toothpaste.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-24-13 12:24:55
  • isobutyl alcohol is halal ? - emran saboowala
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-24-13 11:46:27
  • isobutanol is halal ? - emran a. wahab
  • AOA

    Isobutanol is Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-23-13 07:23:19
  • Do nosodes used in hemoeopathy halaal?? - Mohsin
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-22-13 22:11:46
  • Is pantene shampoo is ok to use or not - zeenat
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-22-13 14:28:18
  • Is cetaphil moisturizing cream for dry, sensitive skin halal to use - farid
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-21-13 12:04:29
  • This product consist of petrolatum,sodium saccharin and flavour.Is this product halal? - Nur Syahirah
  • AOA

    Only if no alcohol in flavor.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-21-13 05:18:15
  • Is there alcohol in vasaline ? - Nur Syahirah
  • AOA

    No


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-21-13 05:11:33
  • asaalaamu alaykum. Can u tell me if imperial leather soap and bath cream are halaal. It has glygerin in it and I think is manfactored here in the Uk - farhana
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-20-13 13:37:30
  • If the product is 100% natural,does it consider halal? - Nur Syahirah
  • AOA

    No, it must meet Halal requirements.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-20-13 06:46:59
  • If there is flavour in the ingredients,is it halal? - Nur Syahirah
  • AOA

    It is Halal only if there is no alcohol is used and must have a kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-20-13 06:41:58
  • Assalamualikum, For the non-food products which says; Animal derived ingredients are used and no guarantee for pork free products. Should we, muslims stop using the product? For example; some of the shampoos. Another question is regarding food products; for the products where it says Halal if no alcohol is used.. Should we call the company and ask them? Should we not eat until we get an answer from them? Your answers would be really helpful. Thanks much! - Ms. Madda
  • AOA

    If animal derived ingredients used in non food products then you should use because it may be made with pork. You send this question about alcohol in flavor to a food company:

    " is alcohol used as a solvent in flavor; alcohol is a hidden ingredient or processing aid ingredient of a flavor, it will not appear in the ingredients statement. The knowledge of presence or absence of alcohol in flavor is only known to your QA or Technical service department because they have access to the specification of flavors. In the specification of flavor, your flavor supplier has written  the name of solvent or carrier used in that particular flavor. So please request your QA or Technical service department to find out whether alcohol was used or not in the flavor as a solvent. The consumer department can not answer this question because they do not have access to specification of ingredients".


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-20-13 03:18:58
  • Is sodium saccharin and flavour in the ingredients halal?Also,is petrolatum halal? - Nur Syahirah
  • AOA

    Both are Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-19-13 00:11:52
  • Can I know if Hydrolyzed Keratin is halal?It is from animal wool of sheep - Nur Syahirah
  • AOA

    If it is obtained with acids or chemical and no use of alcohol then it is Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-18-13 21:28:10
  • Are golden rose,Medora and swissmiss lipsticks halal? - m
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-18-13 20:11:13
  • Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Beeswax (Cire D\'abeille)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Natural Flavor, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract*, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract*, Limonene, Linalool. Can you tell if any of the ingredients are not halal? - Nur Syahirah
  • AOA

    Only manufacturer knows the source of above ingredients so please contact the manufacturer.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-18-13 07:39:52
  • Avon Cosmetics Products all category. - Global halal product Import Export consumers association
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-18-13 01:59:46
  • Are ugg boots haram because they are made out of real fur - Zahraa
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-17-13 19:20:13
  • can we use any toothbrushes? because I heard that the bristle of some brushes are made of pork. - Sarah
  • AOA

    Most of brushes are free from pig hairs made with tsynthetic material or teflon or nylon.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-17-13 17:20:52
  • Can you show me how does the kosher symbol looks like,btw I'm from Malaysia. - Nur Syahirah
  • AOA

    U under circle, K under Circle, CRC, V, K, KD.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-17-13 07:10:35
  • Is Urban Decay Cosmetic halal? - Arini
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-17-13 05:06:14
  • Assalamualaykum, I'd like to know if Black henna is halal because I want to apply some to my skin. - Alliah
  • AOA

    100% Hena from plant is Halal whatever the color.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-16-13 08:41:35
  • is imodium halal - muhammad
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-16-13 08:05:36
  • Assalamalikum.Is there any halal deodorant available in U.S? . please let me know - hameera
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-15-13 20:04:21
  • Asalaamualaikum is LancĂ´me makeup products halal? Jazakallahu khair for all you do - Fariha
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-15-13 16:50:30
  • ASSALAMU ALIKKUM(warah) Is vaseline healthy white halal?? - Asheek
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-14-13 23:49:04
  • sir i want to know the gelatin use in capsules made by putatin pride company is halal or not - iqbal
  • AOA

    It is not Halal

    TITLE: Gelatin in any food product or ingredient or Vitamins or medicine is not Halal unless it says Fish Gelatin under ingredients statement in USA and Canada

    MCG is receiving many inquiries about gelatin foods or ingredients or in vitamins whether it is Halal or not.

    The important point is none of the gelatin carrying food products or ingredients or vitamins are Halal unless it says fish gelatin under ingredients statement. The use of fish gelatin in foods in USA is on rise because of demand by Muslim consumers and Jewish consumers. Food companies have booths at IFT Food Expo in July 2013 in Chicago promoting use of fish gelatin. It is important to know the fish gelatin from cat fish is not consider Halal or Kosher. Beta Carotene suppliers use fish gelatin as  a processing aid ingredient or hidden ingredient in Beta Carotene powder form so that it mixes well with other ingredients and fish gelatin is not mentioned under ingredients list.

    Posted on: 08-15-13 00:00 AM

    MUSLIMS ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTIONS TO HALAL VITAMINS

    Many Muslims are using non Halal vitamins from stores like Wal-Mart, Walgreen, CVS Pharmacy, GNC. This is because of lack of knowledge about the Halal status of those vitamins.

    MCG get every day a question from Muslims asking about the Halal status of xyz vitamins.

    MCG is providing help in picking up the Halal vitamins after it researched at Vitamin Shoppe stores which are located in every city of USA.

    MCG advises Muslims to check the Halal status of vitamins before consuming them. Many major brand of vitamins are not Halal such as:

    Centrum, Equate, Citracal, Nature Made, Vitafusion, One A Day, GNC, Flintstone, Nature Beauty, Walgreen, Geritol, Nature Bounty, Garliq, Estroven, Disney Gummies, Fiber Smart, Caltrale, Finest Nature, One Source, Lill Critteers, Culturelle, Philps, Ultimate Florea, Viactive, Elatins, Os-Cal, Spring Valley, Schiff, Stevia, Optimum Nutrition, Mega Red, Ocuvite, Alive, Centrum Kid, Active Kid, Spring Valley, Bayer, CVS Vitamins and Kirkland Signature.

    They are not Halal because they are not Halal or Kosher certified or do not have a Halal or Kosher symbol on the package. Even if they do not contain gelatin, they are still not Halal because they add without restriction any Haram hidden ingredient. Halal or Kosher certification protects Muslims from adding Haram Hidden or Processing Aid Ingredients which are not required to be mention under ingredients statement by FDA.

    MCG has a list of Halal multivitamins, individual vitamins, prenatal vitamins and fish oil or omega 3 on our website under "Vitamins". Please use this list of Halal vitamins.

    How to search Halal vitamins on our website: Please write vitamins or prenatal vitamins or fish oil (for Omega fish oil) under the search box then click Food Product by Category then click Show Only Halal then click search. You will get a list of 45 Halal vitamins, 3 Halal prenatal vitamins, 6 Halal fish oil (Omega fish oil) and where to buy them.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-14-13 07:40:17
  • is farnesol and stearyl alcohol halal? - Nur Syahirah
  • AOA

    Farnesol is Halal only if it is obtained from plant.

    From our FAQ:

    What are Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Butyl Alcohol, Lauryl and Oleyl Alcohol used in Personal Care Products. Are they Halal:

    All above alcohol are not Ethyl Alcohol but they are fatty alcohol or fatty waxes made from either animal fat such as pork fat or vegetable fat such as soy fat. Only manufacturer will know the source of these ingredients. If any personal care company says that no animal derived ingredients are used in their products containing above alcohols it means they are obtained from vegetable fat.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-13-13 20:30:29
  • Is tocopheryl acetate halal?Can I know what is it? - Nur Syahirah
  • AOA

    It is a fat based ingredient and Halal only if it is obtained from vegetable fat. A kosher symbol on the product containing Tocopheryl Acetate it means it is obtained from vegetable fat.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-13-13 20:28:58
  • Aoa brother. I just want to ask that are olay natural white made by Thailand,fair and lovely, and pond's perfect white made in India halal or not?Arabic language is also written on such products.If such products even go to the Arab muslim countries so are they halal or not. Im really confused.plz answer - laveeza
  • AOA

    I have no information about cosmetic product made in Thailand or in India. Arabic langauge on the package does not make them Halal. It has to say Halal in Arabic


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-13-13 18:59:00
  • i checked out the list of cosmetics. the list suggests that maybelline products do not contain animal fat. i wanted to know if the survey (information contained in the list) applies only to US or its world wide applicable. meaning maybelline is free from animal fat all over the world or just US. kindly reply. - salma yasmin
  • AOA

    The information our website is three years old and I have no updated information. Majority of the products on this website is for US only.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-13-13 07:24:06
  • Assalamu Alaykum brother, I have earphones that have a soft gel-like covering surrounding them. You cannot remove this as it is a part of the product. My only concern is that will this gel-like substance contain pig? I am not sure if it is gel but it feels like it. JazakhAllah - Omar
  • AOA

    Only manufacturer know what kind of gelatin is used in the gel so please contact them.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-12-13 19:23:21
  • Assalaamu alaiykum, I have acne skin and so wear foundation to cover some of this. However, I can only wear certain foundations due to my skin. I also read five times a day salah so alot of the times i make wudhu and then apply the foundation and later in the day perform salah with this makeup on. Therefore, I really need to know if the ingredients in the products i use are halal for me to read my salah with them on. The two main products I would like to know if i can use or not are 'clinique anti blemish solutions liquid foundation' and 'garnier BB cream miracle skin perfector for oily skin' Please get back to me as soon as you can - SR
  • AOA

    Please ask this question to a Islamic scholar.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-12-13 12:08:15
  • sir i want to use health supplement prepared by puritan pride i saw there its contain gelatin i want to confirm that they use halal gelatin capsule in their product or not - iqbal
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.

    TITLE: Gelatin in any food product or ingredient or Vitamins or medicine is not Halal unless it says Fish Gelatin under ingredients statement in USA and Canada

    MCG is receiving many inquiries about gelatin foods or ingredients or in vitamins whether it is Halal or not.

    The important point is none of the gelatin carrying food products or ingredients or vitamins are Halal unless it says fish gelatin under ingredients statement. The use of fish gelatin in foods in USA is on rise because of demand by Muslim consumers and Jewish consumers. Food companies have booths at IFT Food Expo in July 2013 in Chicago promoting use of fish gelatin. It is important to know the fish gelatin from cat fish is not consider Halal or Kosher. Beta Carotene suppliers use fish gelatin as  a processing aid ingredient or hidden ingredient in Beta Carotene powder form so that it mixes well with other ingredients and fish gelatin is not mentioned under ingredients list.

    MUSLIMS ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTIONS TO HALAL VITAMINS

    Many Muslims are using non Halal vitamins from stores like Wal-Mart, Walgreen, CVS Pharmacy, GNC. This is because of lack of knowledge about the Halal status of those vitamins.

    MCG get every day a question from Muslims asking about the Halal status of xyz vitamins.

    MCG is providing help in picking up the Halal vitamins after it researched at Vitamin Shoppe stores which are located in every city of USA.

    MCG advises Muslims to check the Halal status of vitamins before consuming them. Many major brand of vitamins are not Halal such as:

    Centrum, Equate, Citracal, Nature Made, Vitafusion, One A Day, GNC, Flintstone, Nature Beauty, Walgreen, Geritol, Nature Bounty, Garliq, Estroven, Disney Gummies, Fiber Smart, Caltrale, Finest Nature, One Source, Lill Critteers, Culturelle, Philps, Ultimate Florea, Viactive, Elatins, Os-Cal, Spring Valley, Schiff, Stevia, Optimum Nutrition, Mega Red, Ocuvite, Alive, Centrum Kid, Active Kid, Spring Valley, Bayer, CVS Vitamins and Kirkland Signature.

    They are not Halal because they are not Halal or Kosher certified or do not have a Halal or Kosher symbol on the package. Even if they do not contain gelatin, they are still not Halal because they add without restriction any Haram hidden ingredient. Halal or Kosher certification protects Muslims from adding Haram Hidden or Processing Aid Ingredients which are not required to be mention under ingredients statement by FDA.

    MCG has a list of Halal multivitamins, individual vitamins, prenatal vitamins and fish oil or omega 3 on our website under "Vitamins". Please use this list of Halal vitamins.

    How to search Halal vitamins on our website: Please write vitamins or prenatal vitamins or fish oil (for Omega fish oil) under the search box then click Food Product by Category then click Show Only Halal then click search. You will get a list of 45 Halal vitamins, 3 Halal prenatal vitamins, 6 Halal fish oil (Omega fish oil) and where to buy them.

    Posted on: 08-15-13 00:00 AM


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-12-13 10:55:13
  • Assalam o Alakum Want to know if Head & Shoulder or Clear Men are halal in Australia? - Yasir Qureshi
  • AOA

    It is not in USA and I do not know in Australia


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-12-13 02:24:37
  • You do not have specific information regarding Infants tylenol. If it's haram then please provide us alternative medicine, your website is making us confused and increasing doubts on many products. Please guide us properly. Thanks, - Faisal
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-11-13 21:47:14
  • Assalamoalaykom, I have two questions: 1)- Is Ultimate of switzerland Skin effects Q 10 Anti Aging is Halal? 2)- Is Giazzuro skin products are halal? Wa jazakomo llaho kolla khayr. - N.A
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-10-13 16:11:26
  • salam, may i know if sebamed product is halal to use especially for skincare product? - atif
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-07-13 19:48:36
  • Assalamualeykum,i just wanted ti know that olay product contain non halal ingredients or halal ingredients - Faryal
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-07-13 17:43:30
  • Is it okay to use handwash soap with gelatin in it? - Summer
  • AOA

    No.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-07-13 10:11:48
  • are any type of animal derived ingridients or alcohols used when making crayons? can we consider crayons as halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    According a e-mail from a Muslim consumer in 2010 it is made with pork. You can search crayons at Q & A section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-07-13 05:43:57
  • I saw some questions relating to Sebamed products. Some Sebamed's baby products are haram because contain alcohol substance. What about Sebamed face and body wash. The ingredients look okay to me. Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Chloride, Laureth-2, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Glycol Distearate, Fragrance (Parfum), Saccharide Isomerate, Allantoin, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Pyridoxine HCI (Vitamin B6), Glycine, Magnesium Aspartate, Alanine, Lysine, Leucine, Biotin (Vitamin H), Glycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Sodium Citrate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sorbitan Laurate, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Yellow 10 (CI 47005), Blue 1 (CI 42090) - SARAH
  • AOA

    Please search Sebamed product on Q & A section. The source of above ingredients is only known to the manufacture so please contact them. Fragrance may be made with alcohol.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-07-13 00:06:23
  • is using products derived from non zabiha animal allowe? - faria anwar
  • AOA

    IIn Non Food Products some Islamic Scholars will allow it such as bar soap like Irish Spring, you can use it because one Mufti saheb told me that after its use if you wash thorougly then you can use Irish Spring which is made from non zabiha beef.

    But you can not consume food products made with non zabiha beef.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-06-13 12:12:36
  • Ethanol is halal???? - Zainab
  • AOA

    Ethanol or Ethyl Alcohol is a Haram because it intoxicate.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-06-13 09:40:16
  • product is made by Parfums Blue Limited Maidenhead, SL60 1EX, England - Md. Shafiqur Rahman
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-06-13 09:02:44
  • Hi,I would just like to find out what the criteria would be to get hand soap halaal certified? - Preshantha
  • HI,

    It should not be made from animal derived ingredients and it should not have alcohol.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-06-13 00:20:05
  • Is it halal to use alcohol based and non zabiha fat containg cosmetics , perfume , and detergents? Can we use laoreal ,maybline , diana of london etc products? - faria anwar
  • AOA

    No, cosmetic should be made with vegetable based ingredients and no alcohol in fragrance.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-05-13 13:59:04
  • is lacura re new day cream is halal - tanveer
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-03-13 19:21:54
  • Are makeup brushes made from human or animal hair halal or haram? many thanks - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Make brushes made with nylon will be Halal only noy from human and animal hair.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-03-13 02:37:10
  • Hello is was wondering what is kosher gelatin and is it haram. - Zahraa
  • AOA

    From our FAQ:

    Is Kosher Gelatin Halal

    No, Kosher gelatin is not Halal because it is made either from pork or non zabiha beef and therefore kosher gelatin from pork is Haram. A liberal kosher symbol K appears on yogurts containing kosher gelatin because some Rabbis consider kosher gelatin from pork as kosher.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-02-13 18:33:36
  • Salam.. Could you please tell me about the use of moisturizing lotions that contain cetyl alcohol and cetearyl alcohol? Can we use them or not? - Attaria
  • AOA

    From our FAQ:

    What are Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Butyl Alcohol, Lauryl and Oleyl Alcohol used in Personal Care Products. Are they Halal:

    All above alcohol are not Ethyl Alcohol but they are fatty alcohol or fatty waxes made from either animal fat such as pork fat or vegetable fat such as soy fat. Only manufacturer will know the source of these ingredients. If any personal care company says that no animal derived ingredients are used in their products containing above alcohols it means they are obtained from vegetable fat.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    11-02-13 12:58:36
  • assalammualaikum. may i know if Sebamed Baby products halal or not? i've search it but did not find the results. thank you - kusya
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-31-13 23:45:43
  • Is fragrance and perfume the same? - Nur Syahirah
  • AOA

    Ferfume has more concentrated scent than fragrance.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-30-13 06:51:45
  • Is Vaseline's cocoa glow from Unilever halal? - Adila
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-30-13 00:05:47
  • Asalamu alaikum. Is Olay complete daily defense all day moisturizer halal? - Neelo Warriach
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-29-13 19:39:43
  • is it cetrizine or loratadine is halal or good for muslim - tariq
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-29-13 15:37:04
  • Main Ingredient: Aspirin 81 mg (NSAID) In other ingredients, it contains: dextrates, FD&C yellow #6, flavor, saccharin, sodium, starch. http://www.amazon.com/Health-Child-Aspirin-36Ct-Case/dp/B00FPM3QLI Some says, Alcohol used in medicine is halal.......? - Muhammad Abubakar
  • AOA

    Who ever say that if alcohol is used in medicine then he or she does not know the Islam. There is a Hadith of use of quamer to cure the disease, it says quamer is itself a disease then how disease can cure the other disease.

    The product has to be kosher certified and should not have alcohol in flavor to be Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-29-13 14:47:35
  • If glycerin is from the marine/seafood,Is it halal?And is acerola cherry extract halal?Also,If the product contains protein halal? - Nur Syahirah
  • AOA

    You have to be careful about marine/seafood if you are a Hanafi Muslim because only fish is Halal. Crabs are Haram. If alcohol is used in cherry extract then it is not Halal. Only vegetable proetin is Halal. Animal protein is not Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-28-13 18:13:33
  • How to know whether the fragrances is alcohol or not? - Nur Syahirah
  • AOA

    You have to find out from the manufacturer because he is the only one who knows what solvent is used in a fragrance.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-27-13 19:38:25
  • is nutrimetis product halal especially lipstick magic colour? (prestige gold apricot,satin peach,N2040011) - hanisah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-27-13 03:02:30
  • If the non-food product has fragrance (parfum) is it halal? - Nur Syahirah
  • AOA

    If they are made with animal derived ingredients and alcohol in fragrance then they are not Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-27-13 00:16:17
  • Please find out if Clinic 's products are halal or not It is not in the list - Ather
  • AOA

    What Clinic Products?.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-26-13 13:20:35
  • Are Clinic brand cosmetics and moisturizers halal or not please find out . - Ather
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-26-13 13:08:09
  • Assalamu alaikum, I just wanted to ask because a Jewish woman I got a few baby clothes from also gave me a set of Prenatal vitamins. I didn't see them listed on the website, they're called zahler total one prenatal. Any info on it? Company phone:877-275-9245 and they say its under strict supervision of Rabbi sh. Stern of orthodox union. if you can't contact them, how should I ask them about halal status? - Laura Lajara
  • AOA

    Zahlers Kosher Total One Prenatal 120 Capsules are Halal Prenatal Vitamins. I will add to Vitamins list.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-26-13 07:45:34
  • Can I know is selsun blue halal in malaysia?How to know wheather they used pork or beef in the ingredients.What ingredients names tell that they used pork or beef?Please reply me fast.Tq - Nur Syahirah
  • AOA

    I have no information. Please ask JAKIM.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-26-13 00:48:55
  • salam walaikum, i would like to know about cleaning products and fabric softner which product we can use? - zakia rahman
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-25-13 18:05:33
  • Are hand sanitizers that contain alcohol halal? - Jack Binder
  • AOA

    No, it is not Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-25-13 13:29:15
  • I found hydogenated lecithin in a skin care product under The Face Shop brand but it did not state the aource. Is it halal for use? Thanks - aida
  • AOA

    You should ask whether any animal mderived ingredients are used. Is there any alcohol in fragrance. Is animal enzyme used in hydrof=geneted Lecithin. Lecithin in its 100% form is Halal. But it is not in 100% form.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-24-13 17:03:53
  • Is british cosmetics halal? i want to know specifically wether the lip liner is halal? thank you - Shim
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-24-13 09:38:55
  • Assalamu alaikum..is Lakme foundation or Revlon foundation halal? is all the Garnier products halal? - Chandona Mallick
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-23-13 23:22:45
  • can i kindly know wether oriflame and ccuk products are halal in srilanka?and can you please list all the hala products and haram products in cosmetics and lotions,body creams,body washes..please a big request - simaya
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-22-13 06:33:27
  • are cetaphil lotions halal? - salma yasmin
  • AOA

    Tutorial video on home page is a learning tool to help you how to find out the Halal status of any food product,  vitamins under Food Products section, Food Ingredients under Ingredients section or E-Numbers under E-Numbers section. Personal Care Products, Medicine, or Cosmetics are under non food products section.

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-22-13 01:43:22
  • . i have been using lotions containing extracts of Lilium polyphyllum, Prunus amygdalus,Aloe vera, Daucus carota,Camelia sinensis,Liquorice, it also contains phenoxyethanol, so can i use the lotions? and how do i knw that a particular product is haram or halal? there r green dot on some products.. are those products halal.. pls explain in details.. - salma yasmin
  • AOA

    Only manufacturer knows the source of all above ingredients. So ask them whether any animal derived ingredients are used in their product (if there is no green dot on the package). Second whether alcohol is used as a extracting solvent if they say yes then lotion is not Halal. Green dot does not tell whether it is alcohol free or not. The green dot represents as a vegetarian product. Many vegetarian drink alcoholic drinks.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-22-13 01:24:32
  • Lobseter & Crab is halal or haram according to hanafi ? Plz give me a brief answer with quran and hadith. - syed
  • AOA

    Crab is Haram for Hanafi Muslims, Lobster is mukhrooh for Hanaf. Ask your Hanafi Imam.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-20-13 09:40:23
  • Salam. I have been using blistex lips moisturizer for sometime now. Just wanted to know whether its halal? - Addaem
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-20-13 08:31:14
  • is Dove Essential Nourishment Body Milk halal or does contain any animal or alcohol ingredients? - atikah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-18-13 17:17:04
  • estee lauder intensive night repair contains yellow no 5 or CI 19140. is it halal and pork free? - zanna
  • AOA

    Please check our cosmetic subsection under Non Food Product Section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-13-13 21:50:54
  • Is Paris Amour body lotion kosher certified. Here are the ingredients: water, glycerin, petrolatum, cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, fragrance, dimethicone, ceteareth-20, butyrospermum parkii butter, simmondsida chinensis seed oil, tocopheryl acetate, isododecane, neopentyl glycol diheptanoate, carbomer, butylene, glycol, sodium hydroxide, disodium EDTA, isopropyl alcohol, tetrasodium EDTA, BHTA, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, benzyl alcohol, propylparaben, benzyl salicylate, butylphenyl methylpropional, citronellol, coumarin, limonene, geraniol, hexyl cinnamal, hydroxycitronellal, hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, linalool, red 33, red 4, blue 1. Please inform me of reasons why or why not it is kosher certified. Thank you. - Iemaan
  • AOA

    I do not think so because most personal care items are not kosher certified. Nobody can tell whether the above ingredients are Halal or not because they do not know the source of those ingredients. Only manufacturer of Paris Amour body lotiion knows the sources of above ingredients. So you have to call them and ask whether any animal derived ingredients are used in body lotion and also ask whether ethyl alcohol was used in Fragrance.

    Although Water, Petroleum, seed oil if not extracted with alcohol, Isopropyla alcohol, Benzyl alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate are Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-12-13 16:38:41
  • Can you tell me if information on this website is valid for Middle Eastern countries(Oman, Qatar ,Saudia ,UAE etc) .Like you mentioned Body shop products are haram , is it valid for their franchise in muslim countries also ? - Aysha
  • AOA

    There are some exemption such fast food chains, cosmetic. But all US made food products with kosher symbol, all US made personal care products, all US made cosmetic and all US made medicine if available in Middle East then the information on our website is good. But Middle East also gets products from Europe and Australia. It is only for US made product.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-11-13 15:26:27
  • the bath and body works lotion and body creams are halal or not ? - noor khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-11-13 12:51:48
  • Is Life brand sunscreen lotion spf 50 halal? - Madiha
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-10-13 13:50:41
  • is etude house (korean brand) halal? does it contain any pig oils or fats ? - ksha
  • AOA

    Please check our non food section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    10-10-13 07:50:23