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Recent Questions:

  • Is dreambeard oil halal to use - saifuk
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-25-14 22:12:54
  • assalamualaikum .i want to know is Triveen-PRx RNF capsules of TRIGEN laboraotries at meijer pharmacy is halal?or not - bushra
  • AOA

    Majority of capsules are made with pork so I will not advise you about consuming it.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-25-14 14:50:00
  • Salaam alaikum, I contacted White Rain through email to see if they used animal ingredients or alcohol. My email: Time ago, I heard that your shampoos don't have any animal ingredients. Does that still hold true? What about your body washes? Does it have animal ingredients? Also, do you have any shampoos/bodywashes that are free from alcohol? Thank you so much for your time and assistance! Their email: Thank you for your email. Our products do not have animal ingredients. And are also alcohol free. Sincerely, High Ridge Brands - Muslimah
  • AOA

    You may not aware that this website plus Canadian website is run by only one person that is me. So one personal is not machine or computer to do every thing in one or one wekk but I try as much to update every thing on both websites. Here is what I found out from company last year.

    Search results for the term: white rain

    Total results generated: 3
    Category Name Brand Description
    Shampoo All White Rain Shampoos and Conditioners White Rain No pork and no animal derived ingredients but no information about alcohol in fragrance. Feb 2013
    Body Wash All Body Washes White Rain No animal by product and no information about alcohol in fragrance.

    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-25-14 06:38:27
  • Minoxidil is serum for treat hair loss.Is the minoxidil is Halal to use for muslim? - saiful
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-24-14 05:19:21
  • Is Nivea Essentially Enriched Body Lotion halal? I called the company, One person said it does not have any products that made from animal and alcohol. Is it true please let me know. - Rushna Hasib
  • AOA

    Search Category: Alerts

    Search results for the term: Nivea

    Total results generated: 1
    Alert Title Description Date
    Nivea products are Mushbooh

    New information is provided by a sister from Nivea company:

    I have the following information for you sent to me by Nivea in regards to animal derived ingredients.

    Ingredients used in the NIVEA range are, wherever possible, from non-animal sources such as vegetable based Glycerin.

    However there are specific materials where an effective alternative is not readily available.

    Please find these ingredients listed below:

    1. Lanolin, Lanolin Oil, Lanolin Alcohol, Glyceryl Lanolate, Cholesterol, Cholesteryl Oleyl Carbonate, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Cholesteryl Chloride - derived from Woolwax (from sheep wool).

    2. Sodium Tallowate - derived from Tallow (from cattle).

    3. PEG-8 Beeswax, Cera Alba (Wax), Mel (Honey) - derived from Wax or honey (from bees).

    4. Carboxymethyl Chitin, Ostrea/Oyster shell extract (from crustaceans).

    5. Hydrolyzed Silk, Silk Powder - derived from Silk (from silk worms).

    6. Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Sine Adipe Lac, Casein, Yoghurt Powder, Sodium C8-16 Isoalkylsuccinyl, Lactoglobulin Sulfonate - derived from Milk (from cattle).

    7. Carmine/CI 75470 (colour) - derived from Cochineal (from beetles).

    8. Hydrolyzed Keratin - derived from Keratin (from cashmere goat or sheep wool).

    9. Hydrolyzed Pearl - derived from Pearl protein (fresh water pearls). We do not use any egg based ingredients in our products. As formulations do change from time to time, we would recommend that you check the ingredients listing on the product that you wish to use for the ingredients listed above, prior to use. -

    Sent to MCG by a sister on 01-06-14 05:59:59

    MCG response:

    Ingredients from Beewax, Sheep Wool, from silk are Halal.

    Red color from Cochineal or Carmine is Haram because all insects are Haram in Islam excpet locust.

    Ingredients from non zabiha beef are not Halal.

    All dairy based ingredients are Halal only if they are Halal or kosher certified.

    Please avoid all those Nivea products if they are made from above ingredients.

    01/07/1

    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-23-14 16:56:00
  • Is polyvitamin w/Iron chewable tablets halal? - Rushna Hasib
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-23-14 11:50:59
  • is bio-oil Hallal ? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I never heard of bio oil. All vegetable oils are consider vegetarian or obtained from bioological resources.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-23-14 03:43:45
  • Is Clean and Clear face wash halal? I have the blue bursting beads one and it contains glycerin. I was wondering if it was from a plant or animal source and whether it is halal. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Only manufacturer knows the source of glycerin.

    Glycerin:

    Glycerin is a fat based ingredients used in foods and non food products. Since it is a fat based ingredient so it is either obtained from animal fat such as pork or beef or it is obtained from vegetable fat. Only vegetable fat based Glycerin is Halal or it is Halal if there is a Kosher symbol on the food package containing glycerin which means glycerin the food is obtained from vegetable fat.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-21-14 18:35:53
  • Can you please tell me simply if the items listed below are halal or not halal? Is it Halal or permissible to use Tommy Hilfiger Mens Spray or Axe Mens Body Spray? - Hasan
  • 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.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-21-14 17:46:39
  • Salaam alaikum, I was wondering if Vaseline Intensive Care lotions are halal in the USA? Jazakallah khair - Muslimah
  • 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.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-21-14 10:26:29
  • AQUAFRESH TRIPLE ACTION Pump is Halal? - Faisal Rehman Amjad
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-21-14 04:39:32
  • Is etude house product from korea halal? It's said in your website that etude house: no animal derived ingredients are used,but in december 2010. How about now? Still same or? - putri
  • AOA

    This is old information but I do not know it is still true or not.

    Search results for the term: etude

    Total results generated: 1
    Category Name Brand Description
    Cosmetic All Makeup Products Etude House USA No animal derived ingredients are used(December 2010). Look for Cochineal, if it is there then it will not be Halal because Insects are Haram

    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-18-14 17:25:09
  • is moistfull white cream from EUDE HOUSE halal? these are the ingredients: WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL,GLYCERIN,DIMETHICONE,SQUALANE,NIACINAMIDE,ROSA CANINA FLOWER OIL, ADANSONIA DIGITATA FRUIT EXTRACT,HYDROLYZED CONCHIOLIN PROTEIN,LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL,CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL,VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) FRUIT EXTRACT,RABDOSIA RUBESCENS EXTRACT, SEA SILT EXTRACT,SAXIRFRAGA SARMENTOSA EXTRACT, SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT, SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS EXTRACT,THERMUS THERMOPHILLUS FERMENT, HYDROXYPHROPYL BISPALMITAMIDE MEA,DEXTRAN,MANNITOL,ACETYL TETRAPEPTIDE-11,HEXAPEPTIDE-2,GLYCERYL STEARATE,GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE,MICA,MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE,CETEARYL ALCOHOL,SCROSE, STEARIC ACID,ETHYLHEXYGLYCERIN,ELLAGIC ACID, ZEA MAYS (CORN)STRACH, CARBOMER,CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE,POLYGLYCERYL-3 METHYLGLUCOSE DISTEARATE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN,TROMETHAMINE,DISODIUM EDTA,PHENOXYETHANOL,FRAGNANCE. I need the answer cuz i wanna buy this product. thanks a lot - Putri
  • AOA

    Only manufacturer is know the source of ingredients so please contact them.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-17-14 22:53:00
  • Assalamualaikum.. i would like to ask.. is victoria secret body mist/perfume/body lotion halal? And also all perfume oil from the body shop? Thank you in advance - asty
  • AOA

    Please check cosmetic under our Non Food Section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-17-14 18:00:36
  • what kind of soft drinks/energy drinks can we drink - syed mahdi ali
  • AOA

    Please check our website.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-17-14 08:38:37
  • is the multivitamin [gummy dinos ]is halal - ali
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-16-14 08:41:18
  • I have called Nivea, I asked about thier lip butter they said the glycerien in it is from plant source . So this product is Halal and I wanted to share this info with you. - Dima
  • AOA

    I need complete ingredients statement then I can tell you.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-16-14 07:43:46
  • Are Police Fragrances halal or haram? I bought this Police contemporary perfume. Can I wear them and pray? Thank you. - Az
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-14-14 20:43:43
  • Hi, I would like to know if nivea lip balm is halal or not to be used - niam
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-14-14 12:45:52
  • Salamalaikum I am wondering if clean and clear that is oil free for face cleanser is halal or not. Thank alot - dina
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-14-14 08:28:52
  • Asalamualekum... I want to know whether all the lipsticks n lip glosses of REVLON brand contain pig fat or not??? Are they halal or haram.. please reply I'm realy in need of an answer..thank you - ayesha fatima
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-13-14 22:34:36
  • I found a product named Laetitia Dark Lip Cream online. The product is to reddish dark lips. Does this product halal? - Najah Misnan
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-13-14 08:01:20
  • Baby cream, baby sebamed products are halal or not..........can v use this product for children.In dat alcohol ingrediants is added - munaij
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-11-14 00:25:49
  • do all medicine capsules contain gelatin.jazakomo allaho khayran - khadija
  • AOA

    Yes, majority of them are made with pork gelatin. Please open the capsule take out medicine put in apple sauce and consume. Then discard the capsule.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-10-14 20:29:12
  • Is lipstick medora of London halaal - Nilofer syed
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-10-14 08:20:53
  • Hi I wanted to know if post Original shredded wheat cereal is halal or not it has 0 sugars the ingredients : whole grain wheat,to preserve the natural wheat flavor,BHT is added to the packaging material Contains:WHEAT it has circle around k symbol too. I also wanted to know what kind of hair brush for brushing hair is safe to use. - peace
  • AOA

    Post Shredded Wheat Original SpoonSize is a Halal cereal.

    unknown BHA or BHT Mineral, Chemical, Synthetic based Ingredients A chemical preservative but always avaialble with fat based carrier. Halal if vegetable oil is used as a carrier. Not Halal if animal fat is used as a carrier. A Halal or Kosher symbol on the food package containing BHA or BHT indicate only vegetableoil is used as a carrier.

     

    Brushes Shadow Brushes Essential 3 Piece Set, Ulta No animal hair are used.

    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-09-14 16:50:31
  • nyx products contained animal fat and alcohol or not ? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Then they are not Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-08-14 02:12:23
  • Asalam-o-alekum Please lat know about Cussons PZ Cussons. (international ) Ltd. England Product IMPERIAL LEATHER (CLASSIC) & (GOLD) Ingredients Halal or Haram - Muhammad Ashraf Khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-08-14 01:34:20
  • How do we know the product contain Carmine and Cochineal Color? - Fatimah Iqbal
  • AOA

    It states onunder the ingredients list.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-08-14 01:22:12
  • Are Clean and Clear brand face washes halal? I'm wondering about all of the face washes. Most do contain glycerin and I was wondering if the source of this is plant based. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    04-07-14 11:35:39
  • Asalamu Alaykum, Sorry, I asked about the halal status of C20-40 Alcohol, I didn't mention that this is in a cosmetic product and that this product is suitable for vegans. May Allah reward you. - Anonymous
  • AOA

    Suitable for alcohol is Halal only if there is no ethyl alcohol. I do not what is C2-40 Alcohol you have to find out from the manufacturer.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-31-14 14:05:16
  • Asalamu alaykum, Will you be able to tell me the halal status of "C20-40 ALCOHOLS" Thank you - Anonymous
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-31-14 13:42:09
  • So are zyrtec liquid gels not halal? Do you know the source of the gelatin? - Saqib
  • AOA

    It does not matter.

    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.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-31-14 07:24:49
  • is tide febreze detergent halal - jameelah
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-30-14 17:12:04
  • Are phillips sonicare toothbrushes halal? - Victor
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-29-14 21:43:16
  • Assalamu alaikum .plz suggest a halal soap, shampoo and cream .I m from India.jazakallah - sister
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-29-14 07:44:15
  • assalamualaikum..can a muslim use holika holika red wine therapy sleeping mask, in which 10% of the ingredients is from red wine? - najihah
  • AOA

    Red wine is Haram so does the Holika.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-28-14 20:52:20
  • is Dr. Mercola Liposomal vitamin c medicine halal? - Humera
  • AOA

    I have no information. But if there is no kosher symbol then it is not Halal.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-27-14 17:41:33
  • My 15 year old son needs to take multivitamins with iron. I would like to know where can I buy the halal brand. - Ada Cortes
  • AOA

    Please go to www.koshervitamins.com and look for vitamins for kids and find out whether there is no alcohol in flavor then consume.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-27-14 06:59:04
  • Asalamu alaykum, If a make up brand is labelled as vegetarian and contains no haraam alcohols, like ethanol, are they okay to use? Or is it better to get vegan make up that has no animal products at all, whereas vegetarian make up just has no products from slaughtered animals. May Allah reward you. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Vegetarian and no alcohol is answer.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-27-14 05:52:33
  • Asslam-o-Alaikum, I contacted a company regarding the ingredients of their products. They specialize in manufacturing lipsticks, chap-sticks, lip care and mouth washes. This is what I got in response to my query regarding ethanol: "All our products contain sodium hydroxide, which could have residual levels of ethanol from the manufacturing process of <20 ppm. This is equivalent to <20 ppb per formulation, or virtually non-existent (20ppb is 0.000002%)" Considering the fact that these products may be consumed, should my wife continue with the products or should she restrain?? What if same amount of ethanol is present in food items; can we consume it?? Thanks, Dr. Eesa - Muhammad Eesa
  • AOA

    There is no alcohol in Sodium Hydroxide. The ethanol traces may be coming from other ingredients. If ethanol presents in o.ooooo2% then it is still NOT HALAL.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-27-14 05:41:17
  • Asalaamu Alaikum, Would you be able to say if Ammens Powder - Shower Fresh Formula is halal? The ingredients on the package are listed as follows: Active - Zinc Oxide 9.1%. Inactive - corn starch, fragrance, isostearic acid, PPG-20 methyl glucose ether, talc. Jazak Allah. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-26-14 20:13:28
  • Assalamo Alaikum, I live in Saudi Arabia, and we have hush puppies here in Saudi as well. I bought hush puppies shoe from Pakistan. Waiting for my flight in the airport i was reading about hush puppies, they originated from US and with Pig Leather. I was wondering if they still use pigskin leather in their shoes, also for the muslim countries like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Thank you in advance. JazakAllah Khair Assalamo Alaikum - Abid Ahsan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-26-14 07:53:15
  • Which brand provides halal cosmetic products like foundation, maskara, eyeliner, lipstick, kajal ? Do these brands sell their products online...??? - Rashida haidery
  • AOA

    Please check at our Cosmetic section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-24-14 09:34:01
  • I've searched your site but couldn't find any halal fabric softener. Can you kindly name me halal fabric softeners please? JazakAllah - hatice
  • AOA

    Inshallah I will research them.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-23-14 20:32:09
  • IS EQUATE BABY SHAMPOO HALAL? INGREDIENTS: water,PEG-80 sorbitan laurate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium laureth sulfate, PEG-150 distearate, fragrance, tetrasodium EDTA, polyquaternium-10, PEG-175 diisostearate, phenoxyethanol, capryl glycol, sodium hydroxide, sodium chloride, yellow 10, orange 4. Jazakallah - SHAFIQ AHMED SHAHBAZ
  • AOA

    Only manufacturer knows the source of ingredients so please contact them ask whether any ingredient is obtained from animal fat and is ther any alcohol in fragrance.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-23-14 19:37:36
  • IS IVORY HAIR & BODY WASH halaal? Ingredients: Water/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Citrate, Cocamide Mea, Sodium Xylenesulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Fragrance/Parfum, Dimethicone, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium Edta, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone. Jazakallah. - SHAFIQ AHMED SHAHBAZ`
  • AOA

    Only manufacturer knows the source of ingredients so please contact them ask whether any ingredient is obtained from animal fat and is ther any alcohol in fragrance.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-23-14 19:12:40
  • II need to know is Mountain Dew harm or halal. I know that Mountain dew not sold in Turkey. Please help us with the answer so we can inform our brothers and sisters about soft drink products. Thank You . Pervaiz - Pervaiz
  • AOA

    I did not tested it for presence of alcohol so I do not whether it does contain alcohol in flavor or not.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-23-14 16:15:37
  • Is coke halal or haram - Ramsha
  • AOA

    Coke is not Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-21-14 20:08:18
  • Glycerin on garnier product skin care.. Halal or haram.. Or. Save for we use this cream - maksudiq
  • AOA

    Search results for the term: Garnier

    Total results generated: 3
    Category Name Brand Description
    Shampoo Daily Care Shampoo & Conditioner Garnier Fructis No animal by-product. Feb 21, 2013. No information about the alcohol in fragrance.
    Cosmetic All Skin care Products Garnier No pork fat and no beef fat are used in all Garnier skin care products. They will not Halal if Carmine Red Color is used.
    Shampoo and Conditioners All Shampoos & Conditioners Garnier Fructis No animal derived ingredients are used and no information about the alcohol in fragrance.

    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-21-14 11:51:39
  • Is le tan sunscreen halal or not..? Ingridients :-octyl methoxycinnamate, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, methylbenzylidene camphor, octocrylene,.. Propyl hydroxybenzoate - Rafiajabeen
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-19-14 13:26:46
  • Is peears soap Halal or Haram for Muslims? Regards Murad - Murad
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-17-14 23:10:13
  • Ingredients for clearly natural un scented soap , Glycerine, saponified coconut, palm or/and palm kennel, vegetable derived surfactants, humectants, & sodium citrate.. on their website it furthers says no animal ingredients and by products.. for fragrance version blend of natural aromas and essential oils are also used.. - Rehan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-16-14 20:41:21
  • As salaamu alaikum are clearly natural un scented soap halal!!! - Rehan
  • AOA

    I have t o know the ingredients.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-15-14 18:02:02
  • Is animal tested products Halal ( creams and cosmetics etc) If it does not contain any animal ingredients and it is TESTED ONLY on animal? - Saima Naveed
  • AOA

    No animal tesetd label on the products does not mean Halal. It means while reserarching the ingredients or making the products they do not test on animal to see any bad reaction on animal skin. The cosmetic product should not be made with animal derived ingredients and should not have Caramine Red color and no alcohol in fragrance.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-14-14 10:11:41
  • Is it halal to drink 'PURE HEAVEN RED GRAPE DRINK'? - Abdulmumin
  • AOA

    If it contains flavor then alcohol is used as a solvent and it is not consider Halal. It also need a kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-12-14 04:09:13
  • is maybelline gel eye liner halal? - misbah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-10-14 05:32:53
  • Salam. May i know if the primerose and fish oil from Vitamin World USA is halal. According to them the gelatin is from bovine. Not sure if the bovine is halal? Appreciate your respond thank you - Anonymous
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it does not have kosher symbol on the package. MCG do not consider Bovine gelatin as Halal because it obtained from non zabiha beef, Also there is no protection for Muslims from adding pok ingredientsd as hidden ingredients. Kosher symbol protect Muslims from adding Haram hidden ingredients.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-09-14 18:37:47
  • I want to know about Nu cosmetic product. Is it halal for muslim?thank's - sri nawatmi
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-09-14 15:35:57
  • Are "Organix Beauty Pure and Simple" products halal? - Sabahat
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-09-14 14:14:18
  • I am a dr..There are some herbal very good medicines which during producton process alcohol is used . Actual tablet not mention content of alcohol.can I prescribe? - dr.babu harafan
  • AOA

    No, because as soon as alcohol touches Halal ingredients then they will lose their halal status it is according to our ulema.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-07-14 19:55:53
  • What brands are halal in hand soaps? - Esra
  • 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.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-07-14 14:17:42
  • Is non-alcoholic nyquil halal? http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=372601&catid=184155 - Zaid
  • AOA

    If there are no animal derived ingredients used then you can use it so please them back.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-03-14 23:13:25
  • Are all prell shampoo halal? - Elmedin
  • AOA

    Shampoo Prell Classic, Gentle Care Shampoos Prell No animal by-product and no alcohol in fragrance. Refrence Number 63685. Feb 21, 2013

    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-03-14 04:48:38
  • Are omega-3 capsules from Nordic natural/ Solgar halal or not as i gave them to my parents who are diabetic/also CAD patient, if they are not right,then kindly suggest a halal brand? - shaguftah
  • AOA

    Sogar Omega 3 capsule are not Halal because they are not kosher certified.and I do not know Nordic.

    Search results for the term: fish oil

    Total results generated: 7
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    halal Omega-3 Gold 120 Softgels (Fish Gelatin) Fish oil Nutri Supreme Available at Nutri Supreme by calling 1-888-686-8874. 02-17-14
    halal Maxi Health Kosher Maxi Omega-3 2000 Fish Oil EPA/DHA 100 MaxiGels Fish Oil Maxi Health Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 03-26-13
    halal Maxi Health Kosher Maxi Omega-3 Concentrate Fish Oil EPA/DHA 180 MaxiGels Fish Oil Maxi Health Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 03-26-13
    halal Nutri-Supreme Research Kosher Omega-3 Silver EPA/DHA Fish Oil Softgels Fish Oil Nutri-Supreme Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 03-26-13
    halal Zahlers Kosher Advanced Omega-3 Platinum Fish Oil Highest EPA/DHA (Premium Grade) Softgel Fish Oil Zahlers Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 03-26-13
    halal Maxi Omega-3 2000 Fish Oil EPA/DHA 100 Vegicaps Fish Oil Maxi Health Obtain by calling 1-800-645-1899. 10-16-10
    halal Maxi Omega 3 Fish Oil Prenatal Partner EPA/DHA Formula 60 Maxicaps Fish Oil Maxi Health Can be obtained by calling 1-800-645-1899. 10-16-10

    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-02-14 21:30:41
  • Can cinnamon sticks be haram? - Elmedin
  • AOA

    100% cinnamon sticks are Halal because it is a plant product and also it is plant spice.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-02-14 17:17:30
  • if your mother tells you to use something haram do you have to use it - mayowa
  • AOA

    No.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-02-14 09:49:30
  • assalamualikum. I'm muthia from Indonesia. garnier, what is halal? there is no carmine on the packaging but it uses cetyl alcohol. garnier is halal? thanks before. wassalam - muthia fitriani
  • AOA

    I have no information on products available in Indonesia. Please ask Majlis Ulema of Indonesia.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    03-02-14 04:01:23
  • Is (prell classic clean shampoo for all hair types)halal? - Elmedin
  • 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.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-26-14 19:09:16
  • Are all prell shampoos halal? - Elmedin
  • 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.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-26-14 19:07:37
  • Assalamo alaikum There are many vitamins on the market. What brands are halal for Muslims? 2) Is the Nature's Bounty Brand halal? if no what specific ingredients or which particular products are not halal? Jazakallah - Safiyya
  • 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
    02-26-14 15:02:02
  • Can you please, tell whether Gelatin being used, in GNC products, specially in liver health formula is vegitable based or some other source - waseem ilyas
  • AOA

    Only three product are Halal at GNC:

    Search results for the term: GNC

    Total results generated: 1
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    halal Vitamin B-12, Big 150, Vitamin B-1, Choline Vitamins GNC Only three Halal with Kosher Sysmbol KO on back of the bottle. 03-23-13

     

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-26-14 01:16:19
  • Salaam, i am from the uk i would like know are the kleenex original tissue halal to use? - Ali
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-25-14 09:39:45
  • Is the ethanol alcohol from the organic Sugar cane plant halaal for personal care products - Ashura Mahdiyyah
  • AOA

    Ethanol from any source is Haram according to MCG criteria.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-25-14 06:07:30
  • I downloaded the app from app store 2 konts back and it shuts down roght after openin. On cantacting you earlier. You asked me to contvt itunes. The following is reply from apple. Hope you could help me resolve this. " My name is Daisy and I'll be your iTunes Advisor assisting you today as Sarah is currently out of the office. I'm sorry to hear that you're still having content issues with the App "Halal Food" that you recently purchased from the Store. I know that you must be looking forward to resolving this the soonest possible time so let me find ways to help you with this. Saad m, I'm pleased to inform you that I have now issued a refund for this purchase. In five to seven business days, a credit of 2.16 USD should be posted to the credit card that appears on the receipt for that purchase. Please note that Hussain Presswala is still the best source for information about this App. You may get in touch with them at: http://muslimconsumergroup.com Important: Mention of third-party websites and products is for informational purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation. Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to the selection, performance, or use of information or products found at third-party websites. Apple provides this only as a convenience to our users. Apple has not tested the information found on these sites and makes no representations regarding its accuracy or reliability. There are risks inherent in the use of any information or products found on the Internet, and Apple assumes no responsibility in this regard. Please understand that a third-party site is independent from Apple and that Apple has no control over the content on that website. I hope everything goes well from here. Do let me know if you have further questions or concerns and I'd be happy to assist you further. Sincerely, Daisy iTunes Store Customer Support http://www.apple.com/support/itunes Please note: I work M-F 9 pm to 6 am CST Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to assist you. " - Rida
  • AOA

    Thanks for sending the Itune reply. I am sorry about your unability to use the app. I am not a computer engineer. Halal Food App was developed by somebody else through our website technical person br. Hussain Presswalla of LB Web Manangement Inc. MCG paid him $ 3500 to developing this Halal Food App. So far only 100 Muslims down loaded this app in one and half month. Out of 100 app sale we received only 3 complaints that Halal food app is not working on their Apple cell phones.

    You are getting money back, I am sorry that you can not use Halal Food on your Apple cell phone. I can not help you further because I am not a computer engineer or web developer but a food scientist. I feel sorry that three Muslims can not use Halal Food App but I can not help.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-25-14 05:23:36
  • Mary key cream is halal? - Star
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-24-14 19:25:09
  • Since washing powder contains fatty acids from the bone fat of pig, is washing powder haram? Also is paper haram - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Major brand of cloth washing powders or liquids has kosher symbol on them which means no animal derived ingredients. I do not know about paper.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-23-14 13:49:34
  • whch colgate toothpastes are halal? and is colgate max white crystal mint with whitening strips toothpaste halal? - Anonymous user
  • 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.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-23-14 13:21:12
  • Hi, First thank you for your website and your efforts to keep it up to date. I couldn't find any information about vaccine ingredients in your website. If you could add some information about sources which are used to made vaccines it will be very useful for many muslim brothers/sisters. After a quick research on the net I found that some vaccines are made from vero (monkey kidney) cell culture or human diploid tissue culture. (Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_vaccine_ingredients) Your opinion is very important for me. Thank you very much in advance! - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Inshallah.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-22-14 18:54:39
  • Is "Vaseline total moisture aloe fresh" halal or haram. Jazakallah. - Saadia Nadeem
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-22-14 18:30:43
  • capric triglycerides are halal? - sana
  • AOA

    If it is from animal fat then it is not Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-22-14 09:07:14
  • Please tell the name of companies which make lipsticks without any haraam ingredients - S K banday
  • 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.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-22-14 03:19:05
  • I downloaded mcg app which is not opening after downloading. I deleted and re installed still not working. - Rida
  • AOA

    Please contact Apple app technical support because they make 30% of the Halal Food sale. It works on 7.0.4 version.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-21-14 18:54:47
  • Pentane shampoo - Muhammad Yasin
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-21-14 15:02:05
  • madison for pain reliever like acetaminophen pleace inform . - annie
  • 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.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-21-14 12:43:11
  • Is lubriderm lotion halal or haram - md
  • AOA

    You can use Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Lotion available in Wal-Mart.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-20-14 20:49:21
  • As Salamu Alaykum. Is Oral-B 123 halal or haram? The ingredients don't mention glycerol. Also on your QA page you mention Oral B toothpaste but I wasn't sure if you were referring to the one mentioned specifically in the question or in general. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-20-14 18:32:57
  • is the cough medicine ingredient Propylene Glycol halal for consumption. Thank you Kind regards W Hussain - Wajid Hussain
  • AOA

    Propylene Glycol is a Halal solvent.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-20-14 16:48:08
  • Is close up tooth paste halal?....does close up toothpaste contain alcohol? - Elmedin
  • AOA

    Please check Personal care products under non food section.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-20-14 11:45:55
  • I HAD BROUGHT ALL NATURAL FACE CREAM BUT I AM NOT SURE IS THIS HALAL OR NO COMPANY NAME IS \"MASON NATURAL\" AND PRODUCT IS \"COLLAGEN\" IT IS FACE CREAM PLEASE TELL ME BEFORE I START USING IT THANK Q YOU - mohammadi
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-20-14 08:20:35
  • assalamu alaykum. please can you help me find out if this product is halal: organics olive oil conditioning relaxer system by africa\'s best. It is made in the usa - halimah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-20-14 02:47:29
  • Asalam alikum, is belcam bath theraphy body wash halal ? I couldn't find it in the list in your website and the bottle itself have no phone number ? JazakAllah khair - Angel
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-19-14 04:37:07
  • is tim horton's french vanilla halal? thank u - nasir mohamed
  • AOA

    FRench Vanilla itself is not a Halal ingredient.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-18-14 22:57:19
  • I have a store nearby, which used to sell halal dishwasher detergent,, now they removed it, they only have this Cascade Extra Action Gel Dishwasher Detergent, so i wanted to know if its halal. (Question: Cascade Extra Action Gel Dishwasher Detergen) - Adeel Ahmad
  • AOA

    If it has a kosher symbol on then you can use it.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-16-14 11:02:30
  • Are Jafra cosmetic halal? - refliani
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-15-14 02:32:27
  • which iron supplements are halal in india and general,is feefol halal - sameena
  • AOA

    The one who has green dot on the package or say suitable for vegetarian.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-15-14 01:56:25
  • Is physician formula cosmetic is halal? - mominah
  • AOA

    I talk to you today and said I have to research it.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-14-14 23:10:59
  • Assalamualaikum, I'm a big fan of nail polish. I want to ask if Ethanol that used in nail polish halal or not? Some ulama said that as long the ethanol not derived from khamr factory, it's ok but im still not sure. My nail polish contain: butyl acetate, ethyl acetate (is it similar with ethanol?) Anhydride/trimelitic, glycols, copolymer acetyl, tributyl citrate, isopropyl And how about acetone that used to remove nail polish? Is it halal? My acetone contains: ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, alcohol, aqua, propylene glycol. I hope I can find the answer. Syukron ^_^ - Avy
  • 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.

    It is not a alcohol but a fatty wax. Halal if obtained from vegetable fat and Haram if obtained from pig fat.

    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
    Controversy on Alcohol from other than grape, date and barley

    Controversy on Alcohol from other than grape, date and barley

    The following article was from: http://islam.pakistanway.com/ShowNewsDetail.aspxnewsid=170

    In principle, it should be remembered that, alcohol extracted from grapes, dates and barley is decisively unlawful (haram), both its oral intake as well as application, for it is considered to be impure (najis). This type of alcohol is known as Khamr (wine), and it will be unlawful to even consume one drop of such alcohol according to all the classical scholars.


    Allah Most High says:


    “O you who believe! Alcohol (khamr), gambling, dedication of stones, and divination by arrows are an abomination (impure) of Shaytan’s handiwork. So abstain from such (abomination) that you may prosper”. (al-An’am, 90)


    Sayyiduna Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him give him peace) said: “Khamr (wine) is from these two trees, dates and grapes”. (Sahih Muslim, No. 1985).


    However, if the alcohol is extracted and derived from other than grapes, dates and barley, then there is a difference of opinion between the scholars with regards to its ruling. Imam Abu Hanifa Imam Abu Yusuf (Allah have mercy on them both) from the Hanafi school are of the view that it will be permissible to consume such alcohol for medication purposes or to gain energy (and not for pleasure and enjoyment) as long as it does not intoxicate.


    They base their view on the Hadith narrated by Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) stated above. Also, the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him give him peace is reported to have said: “Khamr (derived from grapes, dates and barley) is in itself unlawful (and impure), and also all the other beverages that reach the level of intoxication”. (See: al-Zayla’i, Nasb al-Raya, 4/306).


    However, the other three schools of thought, i.e. Shafi’i, Maliki and Hanbali and also Imam Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani (Allah have mercy on him) from the Hanafi school are of the view that all types of beverages are prohibited whether less or more, and whether consumed to the level of intoxication or otherwise. They base their argument on the following two Hadiths:


    Sayyiduna Ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him give him peace) said: “Every intoxicant is Khamr and every intoxicant is Unlawful (haram)…” (Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu Dawud, No. 3671, , Sunan Timizi and others).


    Sayyiduna Jabir ibn Abd Allah (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him give him peace) said: “Whatever intoxicates in large quantities, then a small quantity of it is also forbidden”. (Sunan Abu Dawud, No. 3673, Sunan al-Tirmidhi, Sunan al-Nasa’i and others).


    Thus, according to these scholars, all forms of alcohol beverages will be considered unlawful (haram) and impure (najis). Once it is established that a given beverage intoxicates, it will be unlawful to consume even a small serving of that beverage.


    The late Hanafi scholars also gave Fatwa on this position of the student of Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Muhammad ibn al-Hasan due to widespread Fitna. Imam al-Haskafi (Allah have mercy on him) states:


    “Imam Muhammad considered the various beverages, such as those made from honey, fig, etc to be categorically unlawful (haram), whether it is less in quantity or more, and the Fatwa is given on his position”.


    Imam Ibn Abidin (Allah have mercy on him) explains the above:


    “Fatwa is given on the view of Imam Muhammad and this is also the position held by the other three Imams (i.e. Shafi’i, Malik Ahmad), due to the Hadith “Every intoxicant is Khamr and every intoxicant is unlawful (haram)” (recorded by Imam Muslim), and also the Hadith: “Whatever intoxicates in large quantities, then a small quantity of it is also forbidden” (recorded by Ahmad, Ibn Majah al-Darqutni and he classed it as authentic…..The (hanafi) scholars have stated that the Fatwa of prohibition given in our times is due to widespread Fitna….meaning, due to the fact that most people now consume these beverages for the purpose of pleasure and not to gain strength for worship, they have been forbidden altogether”. (Radd al-Muhtar ala al-Durr al-Mukhtar, 6/454-455).


    The upshot of all of the foregoing is that the four Sunni schools of Islamic law are unanimous on the fact that all types of alcohols and beverages are unlawful (haram) and impure (najis), even in small quantities. Any beverage that intoxicates in a large amount, even a drop of it will be considered unlawful (haram).


    However, due to the initial difference of opinion regarding alcohol and given that Imam Abu Hanifa (Allah have mercy on him) himself is of the view that alcohol from other than grapes, dates, and barley is not forbidden if consumed for gaining strength, contemporary scholars have ruled that the prevalent perfumes, deodorants and creams may be used, for normally the alcohol used in them" (end of the published article).

     

    MCG comments:

     

    Based on above article the Hanafi ulema from England, South Africa and some in USA says any alcohol obtained other than grape, date and barley is consider "Synthetic Alcohol" and can be consumed by Muslims.

     

    Technically this is a complete wrong definition because if alcohol obtained from corn then it is consider as synthetic alcohol according above ulema.

    But the process to obtain alcohol from corn is all natural and it is not synthetic. The alcohol obtained from corn is a result of yeast fermentation of corn. Where corn starch is breakdown to simple sugar then enzyme Zymase from yeast cells breaks the sugar to alcohol and carbon dioxide and it is all natural process. According above ulema  the corn alcohol should be consider as synthetic alcohol because it is not obtained from grape, date and barley.

     

    There are two kind of ethanol or alcohol, one called chemical Ethanol and Other is Bio Ethanol. The alcohol obtained from chemical ethanol process called synthetic alcohol in USA where ethanol or alcohol is obtained hydration of ethylene gas and Bio ethanol is obtained from fermentation of sugar by yeast. The source of sugar are many such from fruits (grape, dates or nay fruits) or from grain such as corn, wheat.

    You cannot called source other than grape or date as or barley synthetic because if ethanol obtained from corn then corn is not a synthetic source it is a natural source.

    Hajrat Imam Abu Hanifia RA's main intension was to get energy to do Ibadah because there are not many energy providing food products are available at that time. Many ulema miss the ibadah point. Now a days there are Halal foods are available to provide source of energy to do Ibadah.

     

    Here MCG's ulema fatwa on alcohol:

     

    FATWA FROM DARUL IFTA JAMIA NIZAMIA HYDERABAD, INDIA ON ALCOHOL

    Jamia Nizamia has issued the following Fatwa on Alcohol:

    Although there is difference of opinion among ulema about alcohol being consider as wine but according to "Mufti Ba Qhool" (saying of Mufti) anything which causes intoxication in large or small quantity is consider as Haram. So use of alcohol is prohibited.

    MCG considers alcohol from any source as Haram.

    The following information are obtained from internet regarding synthetic alcohol:

    Gasification produces a synthesis gas, sometimes called syngas (from synthesis gas), which, after cleaned, consists mostly of molecular hydrogen and carbon monoxide. The syngas is then passed over a catalyst, in a controlled environment, creating synthetic molecules, like the ethanol molecule pictured above left. The actual type of molecule depends on the catalyst used in the process.

    Synthetic ethanol is chemically identical to bio-ethanol, the only difference is that bio-ethanol is made from the fermentation of carbohydrate derived sugars, followed by distillation, identical to the process used for making alcoholic beverages such as vodka or whisky; whereas synthetic alcohol is produced through a thermo-chemical process which begins with the creation of syngas from the gasification of a wide range of resources, and therefore not limited to grains and sugars.

    2. CPG Sec. 555.100 Alcohol; Use of Synthetic Alcohol in Foods

    BACKGROUND:

    Questions about the suitability of synthetic alcohol for use in manufacturing vinegar arose as early as l948. By Administration Information Letter No. 90, dated January 28, l949, the districts were advised that we seriously doubted that a product made from synthetic alcohol could be appropriately regarded as a type of vinegar.

    "Ethyl alcohol is recognized in the U.S. Pharmacopeia, one of the official drug compendiums under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; consequently, ethyl alcohol intended for drug use must comply with the standards and tests laid down in the Pharmacopeia. Since the Pharmacopeia does not place any restrictions as to the method of manufacturing ethyl alcohol, synthetic alcohol which complies with the standards and tests set forth in the official monograph may legally be distributed for drug use.

    alcohol in food products to have been produced from fermented food substances, such as grains, fruit, etc., and that they do not expect their foods to contain 'alcohol' produced from petroleum gas.

    alcohol as a suitable food ingredient. This position, however, has not been the subject of any court review.

    Questions have been raised as to whether we can or should continue to consider synthetic alcohol unsuitable for food use. In order to secure more information, we wrote to the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Division, Internal Revenue Service. Their reply included the following paragraphs:

    alcohol synthesized from natural gas or petroleum derivatives. It is our opinion that most of the distilled spirits used in the production of vinegar are derived from natural gas and petroleum. When such alcohol is used in the production of vinegar, we would consider any reference to 'grain alcohol' or 'neutral grain spirits' would be misleading for the alcohol and also the name 'grain vinegar' would be misleading, except for connoting strength, e.g., 40-grains.

    alcohol is used in the production of beverage products, our regulations require that the source of the alcohol be shown on the label except for cordials and liqueurs. Incidentally, I might add that most of the alcohol used in the production of medicinal preparations and flavors is synthetic."

    POLICY:

    Any labeling reference to synthetic alcohol as "grain alcohol" or "neutral grain spirits" is considered false and misleading.

    Bottom line is that some ulema  are confusing Muslims to consume alcohol obtained other than grape, date and barley. They even never used word getting

     

     

     

    11/23/13
    Dilemma For Indian Muslim Consumers

    The Government of India has notified the food manufacturers through P 15019/14/2004 PH (Food) dated June 29, 2006 regarding compulsory display of Green and Red dots to differentiate between vegetarian and non vegetarian foods respectively.

    Every package of Vegetarian Food shall bear the following Symbol in green color on the principal display panel just close in proximity to the name or brand name of food, namely.

    All state food authorities in India have been instructed to take necessary action to ensure compliance of above (wwe.greendotter.com).

    The following symbols are mandatory:

    Every package of Vegetarian Food shall bear the following Symbol in green colour on the principal display panel just close in proximity to the name or brand name of food, namely:

    Every package of Non-Vegetarian Food shall bear the following Symbol in red colour on the principal display panel just close in proximity to the name or brand name of food, namely.

    But there is problem for Muslim consumers in India a Green dot vegetarian food products although they do not contain animal derived ingredients but it can be made with ethyl alcohol or alcohol containing flavors or alcohol was used during the processing of a vegetarian food ingredient or if made with non Halal vegetarian food ingredient. If this occur then green dotted food product became non Halal for Muslims.

    So the green dot containing products are Halal only if no alcohol is used during processing or no alcohol was used in flavor as a solvent or no alcohol was used  during processing of vegetarian ingredients or if they made with only Halal ingredients.

    For example if a green dotted food product was made with Carrageenan, a Mushbooh ingredient and also it is a vegetarian food gum but ethyl alcohol or Isopropyl alcohol or Potassium Chloride is used to crystallized the Carrageenan during its processing.

    If ethyl alcohol was used then carrageenan became non Halal. If isopropyl alcohol or Potassium Chloride was used then it will become a Halal ingredient. 

    There is also problem with Red Dot containing food products for Muslim consumers in India they can be made only with eggs, with no animal derived ingredients were mentioned under ingredients statement. The manufacturer of that product has informed the Muslim consumers that no animal derived ingredients were used as hidden or processing aid ingredients in that food product.

    So this red dotted food product with eggs, without  animal derived ingredients under ingredients statement and no animal derived hidden or processing aid ingredients in that food product became Halal for Muslims because egg is a Halal food ingredient.

    MCG advises Indian Muslim consumers to read the ingredients carefully and contact the manufacturer whether they use any animal derived ingredients as hidden or processing aid ingredients in the product. Always write to them whether alcohol was used in any flavor for both Green or Red Dot containing food Products or alcohol was used in food product or in food ingredients.

     



     


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-14-14 02:51:31
  • All cleaning materials are made with alcohol, we are unable to get any other agents. In this condition does it allowed to use them for the external cleaning purpose if not please let us know how to face this problem . Pls clarify for the sake of Allah. Zajakallah. Jafer M.Pharm - jafer. M.Pharm.
  • AOA

    There is Hadith related Hajrat Omar RA when Muslims occupied Non Muslims lands some Muslims ask whether they can use utensil used to cook pork Then Hajrat Omar RA said that washed them good and use them for Halal foods. It is my opinion that if a dishwashing liquids contain alcohol in fragrance after cleaning if you wash the dishes with water couple of times then all the diswashing liquid is eliminated from dishes then you can use the dishes. Please confirm wih Islamic scholars.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-13-14 00:06:42
  • Is Sothys skincare products halal? Does it contain pork fat or beef fat? - Lee
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Non-Food Products
    02-12-14 22:08:56