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Recent Questions:

  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Br I think in harees ( Haleem ) prepared in hyderabad tasting powder ( Ajinomoto ) is added.What do u think?? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    06-24-15 08:04:15
  • Assalamualaikum I would like to know Nature's Bounty Optimal Solutions@ Extra Strength Hair, Skin and Nails 5000mcg of Biotin is Halal? Company said porcine free and made with bovine. please help me answer as soon as possible. Thank you Allah Herfiz Yasmin - Yasmin Lwin
  • AOA

    MCG do not consider them Halal.


    Category: General Question
    06-21-15 20:18:10
  • is this grape soda halal? Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Sugar, Acid (Citric Acid), Colours (Anthocyanins, Brilliant Blue), Flavouring, Preservative (Sodium Benzoate) - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Alcohol is used in flavoring so it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    06-20-15 14:47:32
  • assalamu alaikum, is this lurpak garlic butter halal. it states suitable for vegetarians. ingredients Butter (Milk), Garlic (7.5%), Salt, Pepper Extract. is pepper extract halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Alcohol can be used in Pepper extract so you have to find out from manufacturer.


    Category: General Question
    06-20-15 14:32:29
  • salam can you check if the yogurt is halal or not brand---james farms sign----UD ( U with circle ) ingredients: cultured pasteurized grade A milk , concentrated skim milk and natamycin ( anatural mold inhibitor ) contains active yogurt cultures . all natural dahi yogurt made with whole milk grade A contains no Gelatin thanks - javed
  • AOA

    James Farm yogurt with above ingredient with kosher UD symbol is a Halal yogurt, I do not about other Dahi.


    Category: General Question
    06-19-15 18:48:16
  • Is there any application on apple store to find out whether the product is halal or haram ? - Rizwan Khan
  • AOA

    MCG Halal Food App is represnetation of this websiet and you can find Halal or not Halal food products.


    Category: General Question
    06-19-15 14:55:57
  • Is Zaxby's chicken halal? - Maaha
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    06-18-15 13:02:55
  • AoA brother can you tell me any french bread halal thanks in advance and ramzan mubarik - saba
  • AOA

    Search results for the term: french bread

    Total results generated: 2
    Halal StatusProduct NameCategoryProduct BrandCommentsDate
    halal Honey Wheat Bread, Country French Bread in Meijer Bread Keepplinger   02-13-10
    halal Hot Crusty Twin French Bread Bread Pepperidge Farm   02-12-10

    Category: General Question
    06-15-15 19:31:44
  • i was purchase a perfume from saudi arabia and after this perfume used i will pray namaz and other prayers - Syed Moinuddin
  • AOA

    You can use it if it says Alcohol Free on the bottle.


    Category: General Question
    06-15-15 11:24:00
  • Is pronamel sensodyne tooth paste Halal? - Mohammed Haq
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it contains alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    06-14-15 23:50:32
  • Are 'live cultures' found in yoghurts and other food products halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    They are only Halal if the yogurt carries OUD kosher symbol.


    Category: General Question
    06-14-15 18:04:55
  • Salaams please can you help me, I want to know if it is okay to apply some makeup to skin (not eyes or lips just the skin) when fasting? I do not know if this will absorb in and break fast? The makeup is halal - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    The following are the requirements of Halal cosmetic products:

    1. No animal derived ingredients are used.

    2. No alcohol is used as hidden solvent or carrier in fragrance or perfume.

    3. No Carmine red color is used.

    4. No marine derived ingredients are used except fish for Hanafi Muslims.

    5. The manufacturer of cosmetic is one who knows the source of ingredients in cosmetic products.

    6. No alcohol is used in extracts.

    Only manufacturer knows the source of cosmetic ingredients so please contact them.


    Category: General Question
    06-13-15 06:33:56
  • Peas soap and perfum is halal? - abdulraheem
  • AOA

    I have no information


    Category: General Question
    06-12-15 05:13:01
  • which cheese brand is halal which one I use for pizza - urooj
  • AOA

    Follwoing are the Halal Mozarella cheese to be use on pizzas:

    Search results for the term: Mozzarella Cheese

    Total results generated: 5
    Halal StatusProduct NameCategoryProduct BrandCommentsDate
    halal Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Fresh Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese Mozzarella Cheese Sorrento   03-16-14
    halal Low Moisture Part Skim Shreeded Mozzarella Cheese Mozzarella Cheese Shoprite   03-16-14
    halal Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese Mozzarella Cheese America's Choice   03-16-14
    halal Premium Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese Mozzarella Cheese BIazzo   03-16-14
    halal Mozzarella Cheese Mozzarella Cheese Miller   03-16-14

    Category: General Question
    06-11-15 23:17:31
  • Asssalamu alaykum i want to know if rago alfredo sauce is halal - fatimah raufi
  • AOA

    Alfredo Sauce is made from non Halal cheese so it is not Halal and Muslims must not consume it.


    Category: General Question
    06-11-15 19:08:45
  • Asalam Wanted to know if Colgate triple action original mint halal JZK - yaseen momoniat
  • 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: General Question
    06-09-15 07:08:22
  • Assalaamu alaikum is sourkrout halal? - Haroon
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    06-09-15 06:18:36
  • Is poutine halal for Muslim ?? Which is a famous food of montreal.. - Tanjina
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    06-08-15 22:52:03
  • is UK's cocoa plan Kitkat halal ? - ahmath
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    06-08-15 19:24:30
  • I have heard now a days in canada tilapia fillet is not halal anymore because their food is made of pork,s loo,,? Is it true? - Tanjina
  • AOA

    It is not true.


    Category: General Question
    06-08-15 04:07:11
  • I want to know whether rabbit meat is halal or not? - Tanjina
  • AOA

    It is Halal only if it is slaughtered by a Muslim with hand.


    Category: General Question
    06-08-15 03:57:20
  • Hello. How can I find product information for the products sold in India? - Zoheb
  • AOA

    Section Food Products

    subsection: Indian Food


    Category: General Question
    06-07-15 12:30:42
  • Assalamu alaykum. Is whipping cream stabilizer halal? Jazakallahu khayran. - Madina
  • AOA

    It depend if no alcohol is used in Carrageenan.


    Category: General Question
    06-06-15 14:36:09
  • Is tictac mix fruit halal or not - Syedsumbulnaz
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    06-06-15 10:44:26
  • as`salamualykum i am mohd ashraf from india plz tell me KFC & mcdonalds chicken is halal...? in india - mohd ashraf
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    06-06-15 08:16:32
  • is Mars,Kitkat,snickers chocolates of of Japan halal certified ? - Ahmath
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    06-06-15 06:43:09
  • assalamo alaikum. i wan to know what kind of drinking meterial such as bisleri aqua.etc halal or haram kindly please answer - waseem
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    06-06-15 04:09:45
  • as of now i am using (ready to use) baby formula for my baby. i would like to know whether readily prepared formula is halal? - halidha
  • 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: General Question
    06-05-15 14:42:43
  • sushi,japan food could be seen everywhere.But i have doubts whether it's halal or not.Many muslims prefer sushi.could you give me the list of halal sushi product?Because originally sushi is mixed of raw seafood. and alcohol in japan.That's all ! thanks - KAMILIA AIMAN BINTI AZMI
  • AOA

    I do not recommend Sushi to Muslims.


    Category: General Question
    06-05-15 01:24:25
  • Assalamou alikum Is dove bar soap go fresh halal Plz. Answer Jzk - fc
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    06-04-15 21:31:54
  • is dijon mustard halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If it contain wine then it is Haram.


    Category: General Question
    06-04-15 15:53:57
  • I want to ask that dove soap made by germany is halal - Kamran
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    06-04-15 08:43:05
  • Assalamo Alaikum Is Mamba orange fruit chew is Halal? - Farzana Aziz
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    06-02-15 17:12:03
  • Brovos nacho cheese Chips is Halal ? - Abdul Farid Patel
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol on the package then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    06-02-15 14:05:42
  • Is prawn and shells halal - fahmida waqar
  • AOA

    They are not Halal for Hanafi Muslims.


    Category: General Question
    05-31-15 14:14:19
  • is solgar vitamin d3 (cholecalciferol )2200 IU vegiterian capsule halal? Please let me know. - Masud
  • AOA

    It is Halal and also:

    halal Natural Vitamin D 3 1000 IU Vitamins Solgar Available at Vitamin Shoppe Stores

    Category: General Question
    05-30-15 14:49:51
  • C20-40 Alcohols is used many products. it is halal or haram if the brand is crulety free brand? - Proma
  • AOA

    It is Halal only if it obtained from vegetable fat. It is not Alcohol. Some companies state that C20-40 Alcohols is a mixture of synthetic fatty alcohols with 20 to 40 carbons in the alkylchain


    Category: General Question
    05-29-15 00:50:10
  • I need to check if almond and cranberry slab products of Whittaker's is halal certified. - Abas bin Abu Bakar
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    05-28-15 21:41:57
  • i want to ask about cleanser product name Cetaphil. Is it halal? Because most doctor suggested to use this product for skin. Even for baby. So i want make sure if this product is halal or not. Tq - nadzirah ain
  • AOA

     I did not research it.


    Category: General Question
    05-26-15 22:07:45
  • Does Irish spring soap have pork in it. - Arthearena Brewer
  • AOA

    Irish Sprin Bar Soap is pork free.


    Category: General Question
    05-26-15 00:59:09
  • I have found that in many deodorants that Gelatin Cross polymers are present. Is it halal for me to use these kinds of deodorants? - Muslimah
  • AOA

    Please do not use it.


    Category: General Question
    05-25-15 06:46:15
  • Asalam alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh, Can you please inform me if when something is classed halal on this website, does that apply to the UK as well, and other countries ? - Rehman Raza
  • AOA

    Only for USA.


    Category: General Question
    05-24-15 11:55:43
  • gelatelli mini chocolate&hazelnut ice cream cones are halal or not in lidl store - malik
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    05-24-15 10:03:48
  • As Salamu Alaykum Whenever you update some info about any particulara product the date is mentioned next t it in all your listings ...now the question is that what is the guarantee that its status is not going to change ...and what if we consume the product that has undergone a change in its manufacturing method after you mentioned with a particular date (like as of 10 oct 2009 this product is halal now what if the company guys make changes post that date). - Syed Areeb
  • AOA

    Are you in USA, the webs developer has removed all old product from 2009. Most of them 3-4 years old. Some product do not change for 30 years. Kellogg Special K Original was developed in 80s still Halal and use same ingredients.


    Category: General Question
    05-23-15 01:05:04
  • Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. Brother, u told me that a new website is getting launched in India through New Delhi for Halal and Haram products in India. Please tell me when will it be available and what is the name of it? Jazak Allahu Khairan. - Syed Muteeb
  • AOA

    I am helping www.halalsign.com in New Dehli, India, they have our logo on their website.


    Category: General Question
    05-22-15 12:49:00
  • Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. Brother, after checking the Indian section, I found that some Amul products are listed Halal. Please tell me on what basis they are Halal. Jazak Allahu Khairan. - Syed Muteeb
  • AOA

    They are based on the information on their website except

    unknown Table Margarine Margarine Amul Non complete ingredients provided by Amul Company. 02-09-15

    Category: General Question
    05-22-15 12:44:38
  • Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. Brother, I came to know through your website that if it is necessary to take a gelatin capsule then we must throw the capsule and pour the ingredients inside apple sauce and consume it. I ask u why only Apple sauce is prefered? Why not others? I got this question because in Hyderabad it is difficult to get Apple sauce. But we get Tomato sauce or Acchaar (Pickle). Jazak Allahu Khairan. - Syed Muteeb
  • AOA

    Since apple is in every Muslim house in USA so it is written for US Muslims. You can use any Halal thing.


    Category: General Question
    05-22-15 12:37:51
  • al-salaamu alaykum. Thank you for all that you are doing with MCG and helping Muslims all over the world. If their is anything I can do to assist please let me know. JazakAllahu khayr. - Jacob Carroll
  • AOA

    Appreciate your kind comment so far I am ok thanks any way for offering the help. May Allah Bless you.


    Category: General Question
    05-21-15 07:41:38
  • Please let me know that sulphites from vegetable source are halal?I bought s product and confirmed from company they answered me that its not halal certified but we are sure that its suitable for vegetarians so should i use that product? - usman
  • AOA

    Sulphites are chemical and they are Halal in USA.


    Category: General Question
    05-20-15 18:17:45
  • Asa I just want to know that whether princess Marshmallows halal or not. In the past , halal was written on their marsh- mallows packets. But now it is not written and it's now confusing that are they halal. Kindly solve this issue Thanks - Rhazia
  • AOA

    I have no information. Please do not use it.


    Category: General Question
    05-20-15 16:22:25
  • I called to Fritos and asked about their grandma's chocolate chip cookies , whether they have alcohol in them or not. The lady answer me that she is not sure because if they use alcohol in the process of making anything they don't consider it to be notified. - Sumira Rahman
  • AOA

    She is wrong, most of cookies are made with alcohol containing flavor. Please ask alcohol in flavor question this way:

    " is ethanol or ethyl alcohol used as a solvent in flavor; ethanol or ethyl 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 ethanol or ethyl 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 ethanol or ethyl alcohol was used or not in the flavor as a solvent".


    Category: General Question
    05-20-15 14:42:17
  • What kind of gelatin in this product?? - Sundown naturals Garlic odorless softgels
  • AOA

    Mostly from pig.

    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.

    08/15/13

    Category: General Question
    05-19-15 22:09:00
  • Al-salaamu alaykum, are pretzels and crackers made with bakers yeast? JazakAllahu khayr - Jacob Carroll
  • AOA

    Yes, but other ingredients has to be Halal.


    Category: General Question
    05-19-15 18:34:31
  • Is K in a circle orthodox kosher symbol? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Yes.


    Category: General Question
    05-19-15 16:44:56
  • Are Snickers all types and sizes from Mars or Snickers brand halaal? JazakAllah Khair - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    They are Halal in USA.


    Category: General Question
    05-19-15 16:13:03
  • Is the U inside a circle with a D by it An orthodox kosher symbol? JazakAllah Khair - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Yes but:

    NOT ALL KOSHER CERTIFIED (NON MEAT) FOOD PRODUCTS ARE HALAL, ONLY THOSE WHO MEET HALAL REQUIREMENTS ARE HALAL

    The Kosher Certified food products are not considered Halal if they contain one of the following ingredient (based on MCG Halal Standard): (1) Gelatin (2) Kosher Gelatin (3) L-Cysteine made from human hair or chicken or duck feathers (4) Wine (5) Liquor (6) Beer batter (7) Rum flavor (8) Ethyl Alcohol or ethanol as a main ingredient (9) Cochineal or Carmine (10) Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce (11) Brewer’s Yeast Extract from byproduct of beer making  (12) Nucleotides (13) Vanilla Extract (14) Wine Vinegar (15) If ethyl alcohol is used as a solvent in natural and artificial flavors (16) Confectionary Glaze or Resinous Glaze (17) Torula Yeast grown on alcohol (18) if Carrageenan is made with ethyl alcohol, (19) Natural Vanilla or Natural Vanilla Flavor(because Alcohol is used in its extraction), (20) Any grape wine by-product such grape skin powder, grape seed oil, grape seed extract.


    Category: General Question
    05-19-15 16:07:54
  • As Salamu Alaykum Brother the site claims parle hide and seek to be halal but it has invert sugar syrup, cocoa solids, artificial vanilla flavouring in it also the product Mango Frooti - there it says that its non alcoholic but you have asked us to know that wether the solvent used is ethyl alcohol or not as these company people look at ingredient and say there is no alcohol . so I am just reconfirming Secondly, you post a date in front of the update for a product but whats the guarantee that post that date the manufacturer won't adopt unIslamic methods of production. What if we consume ? Also here in India nowadays some fruit sellers inject some sort of sweetening chemical in some fruit and for some fruits they inject color also .....Now i don't know that what is that chemical or agent made off .....secondly how can i be sure of this because its not that easy to identify which one is the injected one. Now when it comes to mango or some other fruits of which i don't know some people use calcium carbide to ripe the mangoes artificially ..whats it status ? Is the case of tabdeele mahiya (like use of bone char in case of sugar) considered in all the four school of thoughts or just in the hanafi fiqh Regarding the difficulty in bringing up an Indian website. I am ready to help, InshAllaah i'll send you the product ingredients or rather click a picture of it and send it to you . so that you may have access to specifications and InshAllaah will also give you their customer care no. and email id. - Syed Areeb
  • AOA

    MCG invested thoroughly and then published that they are Halal. The y use Halal artificial vanilla flavor, Invert sugar Halal. Please go to our Ingredients section see which ingredients are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    05-19-15 07:57:23
  • As-salamu_alaykum which vitamins brands r halal for Muslim men and women to use in india - Saba
  • AOA

    There are 53 Halal vitamins listed on our website. Please write Vitamin under search click Food Product by Category then click show only Halal then click search.

     

     

     

     

    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.

    03/22/14
    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.

    08/15/13

    Category: General Question
    05-19-15 07:21:22
  • Are cereals like (arhar dal, moong dal, choley ) halal in India ? because TATA Group have come up with their i-Shakti Dals and they claim the following " i-Shakti dals are unpolished and have not been damaged by artificial stone powder, colour or oil that are used by others to polish dals. While processing i-Shakti Dals we do not add marble powder (very harmful for intestines), oil polish (added fat), water polish (source of water is unknown) or leather belt polish (animal skin touch) Please Advise - Syed Areeb
  • AOA

    Without ingredients statement I can not judege the products. See if there is any Green dot. If there is no Green dot on the package then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    05-19-15 00:38:56
  • It hala. To used speed stick gear - Ahmed
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    05-18-15 06:35:19
  • If possible, could you please list kosher orthodox symbols? JazakAllah Khair. We need to know them for food products. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

     

    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    05-17-15 11:31:54
  • are all type of salts halal like the one used for cooking , black pepper salt, chat masala salt or the one used in juices to make the juice chatpata (that tangy flavour) - Syed Areeb
  • AOA

    100% salt is Halal. Salt with 100% spices are Halal but it should not have flavoring.


    Category: General Question
    05-17-15 10:18:23
  • Ethyl alcohol in perfume halal in use. - Mohammad quaisar
  • AOA

    NO.


    Category: General Question
    05-17-15 00:03:37
  • Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullah hi wa barkatuhu. Second question by me brother. After going through your website today, I found that only a few Indian Muslims r visiting ur website. If more Muslims know about ur website it will better for us as we can gather more information about Indian products. My question is-- Are u thinking about any advertisements or spreading knowledge about ur website? If not, please think about it. However I told to some friends about your website. And my complain is that it is very difficult to search for any product on your website. It is also very difficult to operate it. Please do something about it. Jazak Allah. - Syed Muteeb
  • AOA

    MCG website is mostly for 8 million US Muslims, I did a favor to add the Indina Food Section but it under Food Product section. I will ask my web developer to add another section on Home page for Indian Food. Yes need advertisement for my website in India. If you have any suggestion, please inform me. India is 4th country after USA, Canda and UK where most people visit my website. There is a new Indian Halal website who are putting MCG website name on their website.


    Category: General Question
    05-16-15 14:25:20
  • Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barkatuhu. Brother, I m back after my examinations as I promised u in March. First of all, I would like to ask u about ur health. How is your leg now? I hope in sha Allah u r doing well. Coming to the question of food products, recently I had sent a letter to Hindustan Unilever Limited asking about Ethyl Alcohol in their product Kisaan Fruit Jam. And today I received a letter from them. Please read this very carefully and if u think it is Halal or Haram then u post it in the Indian section. --------------------------------------------Dear Mr. Muteeb, Thank you for writing to us. Apologies for the delayed response. 1. Propylene Glycol is used for extraction of flavouring components. Ethyl alcohol is not used as an extractant in the flavour composition. However there can be residual presence of ethyl alcohol as carry over from a flavoring ingredient to <50 ppm in accordance with Indian food law. The process of Jam manufacture involves heating and hence loss of heat sensitive volatiles like alcohol. In addition we want to share that the flavours in Kissan Mixed fruit Jam fulfill the below mentioned requirements from in perspective of Islamic community: 1) This product does not contain ingredient of HARAM animal origin that are not permitted according to the Islamic religious requirements. 2) This product does not contain ethanol that is not permitted according to the Islamic religious requirements. 3) The equipment used for manufacturing, filling, packing and storing this product does not contain and is not contaminated by HARAM animal product. 4) This product is not of animal origin and does not contain animal origin constituents. 5) This product is not of grape or wine origin and does not contain grape or wine constituents. 6) Nothing of animal, grape or wine source was present during the manufacture of this product.” 7) Alcohol (ethyl alcohol) is not used in flavors that we use in our ice creams. 8) There are no animal derivatives in our soap, detergent and shampoo. For edible products request you to please check the list of ingredients and the veg/non veg logo. Warm Regards, Lever Care Team, Toll free number: 18001022221 PO Box No 14080, Mumbai 400099 Email: lever.care@unilever.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I also gave u their phone number and email id so that u can also contact them for any product. Please reply as soon as possible. Jazak Allah. - Syed Muteeb
  • AOA

    Thanks for asking about my health alhumdulillah wound on my foot was healed but I still some pain.

    It is not Halal.

    Our phone number is 847-802-6917

    E-mail addres: Halalfoods@hotmail.com


    Category: General Question
    05-16-15 14:13:38
  • lux international soap halal or not - Aftab Alam
  • AOA

    It is not Halal in USA.


    Category: General Question
    05-16-15 06:05:46
  • what kind of gelatin is in vitafol Ultra - nadia
  • AOA

    If it is from pork then it is Haram, if it is from non zabiha beef then it is not Halal. If it is a fish gelatin then it is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    05-15-15 07:51:33
  • What kind of gum is halal - ebony jenkins
  • AOA

    Please search it on our website.


    Category: General Question
    05-15-15 06:45:03
  • Centrum tablet halal hai? - najam
  • AOA

    None of them are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    05-13-15 15:50:28
  • FDA AND WHO APROVED ARE HALAL AND URBANDECAY AND DMGM COSMETICS ARE HALAL - ZUNAIRA RASHAM
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    05-13-15 14:59:33
  • ASA Are women allowed to use a makeup brush made from goats hair? Thank you. Wsl - Sam
  • AOA

    If it is from 100% goat hair yes.


    Category: General Question
    05-13-15 04:26:02
  • Al-salaamu alaykum, I read that you say the yeast in bakery products will always use bakers yeast. What is considered a bakery product? Is their a list? JazakAllahu khayr - Jacob Carroll
  • AOA

    Bread, Rolls, pizza crust, Yeast Raised donut and more. But all other ingredients has to be Halal.


    Category: General Question
    05-12-15 18:56:47
  • For a yogurt to be halaal, one reqrequirement is to have a kosher symbol. Is KD fine? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Requirements for a Halal yogurt are:

    It should always have OUD kosher symbol not KD.

    It should not contain Carrageenan.

    It should not contain kosher gelatin.

    It should not contain flavor because all falavor are made with alcohol.

    It should not contain Pectin.

    Only plain yogurt is Halal with above condition.


    Category: General Question
    05-12-15 18:03:06
  • I want to used fairness cream BT it HV cytail alcohol and other HV benzola alcohol am I use this?plz answer my question jazakallah - shakil ahmod
  • AOA

    Benzyl alcohol is Halal but Cetyl alcohol is fat based ingredients only Halal if it is made from vegetable fat.


    Category: General Question
    05-12-15 09:40:28
  • Are Branched-Chain Amino Acids halal or not? - AS BEG
  • AOA

    Branching of amino acids has nothing to do with Halal. Only vegetable based protein and their amino acids are Halal either straight  chain or branched amono acids. If it is from soy protein then it is Halal but if it is from pok protein then it is Haram.


    Category: General Question
    05-12-15 05:59:06
  • Is the below vitamins are Halal ? Company name Product Name FINEST NUTRITION B-COMPLEX NATURE MADE FISH OIL NATURE MADE E VITAMIN ALIVE MEN'S ENERGY - Muhammad M Rashid
  • 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.

    03/22/14
    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.

    08/15/13

    Category: General Question
    05-10-15 23:44:38
  • is gelatin from cow and goat resources are halal? - Muhammad hayat
  • AOA

    If cow and goat slaughtered islamically.


    Category: General Question
    05-09-15 18:39:59
  • Is cinnamon bad for a mom that has a baby? JAZAKULLAH KHAIRAN! - amira asaad
  • AOA

    No it is not.


    Category: General Question
    05-09-15 16:50:42
  • Is naan/bread/flat bread Halaal from Baghdad Bakery? Ingredients are: flour, water, salt, yeast. Also, how are you sure that yeast used in breads is bakers yeast and Halaal? Can't they put Brewers yeast, too? JazakAllahu Khairan - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Baghdad Bakery products if used above ingredients then they are Halal. Brewer Yeast can not use in making bread because it does not make bread to rise. Only Halal baker's yeast is used.


    Category: General Question
    05-09-15 16:19:06
  • Is Vanillin, Artificial Flavor Halaal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    05-08-15 18:31:00
  • 1) Is Kit Kat (all types) in USA still Halaal? 2) is Vanillin, An Artificial Flavor Halaal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Both are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    05-08-15 18:28:55
  • I want to know if 7 eleven pizza is hallal - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    05-08-15 17:28:18
  • Asalaam Alaikum. I have a website, and I have bars trying to buy advertising space on my website, is it halaal for me to take their money? I assume it's ok to allow restuarants to buy ad space, but i believe these businesses are specificlly social bars that serve alcohol. - Noor E.
  • AOA

    It is not Halal for you to get money by advertising a restaurant who sell alcohol. You can not drink alcohol, can not carry it, can not work in a bar, can not give liquor as gift to someone and can not accept liqupr with alcohol in it as gift. These are Islamic Sharia rules for Alcohol a intoxicant.


    Category: General Question
    05-08-15 15:05:20
  • wanted to know is dazit -film coated tablets are halal - SHAMMA
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    05-07-15 08:17:46
  • Is Amoxicillin capsule halal - Najiba
  • AOA

    Capsule is made mostly pork gelatin. If it is prescribed by a doctor then open the capsule put all powder antibiotic on a spoon of apple sauce and consume it. Please throughout the pork gelatin capsule in garbage.


    Category: General Question
    05-06-15 10:24:39
  • A/A Nescafe(India) coffee mentions only ingredient as; INGREDIENT:COFFEE BEANS. It has a green dot. Is it HALAL? - ISRAR AHMAD MIR
  • AOA

    It is Halal only if there is no flavor in it.


    Category: General Question
    05-05-15 00:05:57
  • Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Br I received an email from the company Wrigley and the email is as follows Dear Mr. Mohammed,   Thanks for your query. We understand your concern for presence of Ethyl alcohol in flavors of Boomer bubble gum, as under Islamic rules, this is related to the Halal status of the products.   We would like to share with you that all our Boomer products, are Halal Certified  and does not contain any extrinsic Ethyl alcohol. Please feel free to contact us, for any other query. Regards, Neha Is this product halal?? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If it is Halal certified a honest Halal certifying organization in India then you can consume it.


    Category: General Question
    05-04-15 13:10:44
  • Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Br you have given 'FROOTI' as halal in Indian Food Section but I think 'FROOTI' should also be sent to lab for Alcohol.I think 'FROOTI' can also contain Alcohol please clarify. Jazakallah hu khayr. May Allah(Subhan hu wa taala) guide us to the straight path.Ameen YA Allah - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    In USA, we trust whatever food companies are telling to consumers but in India it is different story. I is based on the company statement I do not how true it is in India. MCG do not have money to send the product to lab but one organization are sending food products to lab for presence of pork and alcohol. They are based in New Dehli and I am advising them freely. They are in the process of making a website.

    It is shame noboy trust food companies in India.


    Category: General Question
    05-04-15 13:02:07
  • Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Br I received an email from a company regarding their product but they also wrote like this CONFIDENTIALITY NOTE: This email (including any attachments to it) is confidential, legally privileged, subject to copyright and is sent for the personal attention of the intended recipient only. If you have received this email in error, please advise us immediately and delete it. You are notified that dliability for the content of this email, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided in this email or its attachments, unless that information is subsequently confirmed in writing. My question to you is that if I will publish the email on your website then WILL IT BE A CHEATING??sclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited. We exclude any - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Please ignore it.


    Category: General Question
    05-04-15 12:55:57
  • assalamu alaikum, a lot of products such as toilitries tend to contain the ingredient 'parfum'. is this halal for us to use? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If alcohol is used in Parfum whicg is fragrance then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    05-03-15 18:26:13
  • Aslam o Alaikum first afal Iam really happy that you are working this much for Islam. My question is this that how is working in tiens in islam in hanafi relegion in pakistan they have a method of making team - hikmatkhan
  • AOA

    Thanks for your dua but I do not undrestand your question, if it is working teams then you can work.


    Category: General Question
    05-03-15 07:28:41
  • Assalaamu'alaikum Gatsby cologne halal or haram ? - febrian
  • AOA

    If it contains alcohol in fragrance then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    05-03-15 04:58:20
  • Al Salam alaykum, I love this website! I want to know if Sara lee corn muffins Contain pork. I don't know how to read labels To find pig ingredients Thanks Alot , jazak Allah khair - Selma
  • AOA

    Sara Lee Food Service's Corn Muffins are Halal. It has a Kosher symbol which means no pork is used. Kosher Symbol such as OU, Circle K, V, CRC etc if you see on the package it means not pork but:

    NOT ALL KOSHER CERTIFIED (NON MEAT) FOOD PRODUCTS ARE HALAL, ONLY THOSE WHO MEET HALAL REQUIREMENTS ARE HALAL

    The Kosher Certified food products are not considered Halal if they contain one of the following ingredient (based on MCG Halal Standard): (1) Gelatin (2) Kosher Gelatin (3) L-Cysteine made from human hair or chicken or duck feathers (4) Wine (5) Liquor (6) Beer batter (7) Rum flavor (8) Ethyl Alcohol or ethanol as a main ingredient (9) Cochineal or Carmine (10) Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce (11) Brewer’s Yeast Extract from byproduct of beer making  (12) Nucleotides (13) Vanilla Extract (14) Wine Vinegar (15) If ethyl alcohol is used as a solvent in natural and artificial flavors (16) Confectionary Glaze or Resinous Glaze (17) Torula Yeast grown on alcohol (18) if Carrageenan is made with ethyl alcohol, (19) Natural Vanilla or Natural Vanilla Flavor(because Alcohol is used in its extraction), (20) Any grape wine by-product such grape skin powder, grape seed oil, grape seed extract.


    Category: General Question
    05-02-15 19:51:22
  • IS ROMA PIZZA DOW AND SAUCE HALAL? NEW FRENCHISE IN TN USA - Syed shah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    05-02-15 17:27:45
  • Assalaam_u_alaikum ! I need to ask you that some of the Upc code for halal products and medicines on your website does not matches with the upc code on that product in the market but the product name and the brand name is the same .So can we still buy this product? And Is Vo5 shampoo and conditioner halal.Please answer for my upc code question. - mehnaz
  • AOA

    It is possible the UPC code number may be written wron but I was very care ful but product name is same then you do not hav eto vworry. The company told me Vo5 does not contain pork fat. But I suggest to use Prell or White Rain.


    Category: General Question
    05-02-15 01:54:20
  • Inhalers are being prescribed to every asthma patient having breathing difficulty. Kindly confirm if teae inhalers like Ventolin, Seretide, clenil contain alcohol as propellant. Which alcohol they contain, are they Halal to use?? As during asthma it's compulsory to take atleast Ventolin for quick relief while Seretide and clenil are maintainace therapy, kindly do search on it if u don't know the answer. As if it contain ethanol what other options we could have to save the life of asthmatic, which if not treated during exacerbation may lead to death. Jazakallah Allah - Hina
  • AOA

     I did not research them.


    Category: General Question
    05-02-15 01:24:24
  • I live in USA and I saw a mentos gum that said Arabic gum, gelatin. Does that mean it's still haram? - Noor
  • AOA

    It is not Halal. If gelatin from pig then it is Haram.

    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.

    08/15/13

    Category: General Question
    05-01-15 18:40:02
  • Is the data given on your website about chain restaurants,valid for Pakistan - Taha Alam
  • AOA

    No, only in USA.


    Category: General Question
    05-01-15 14:14:55
  • Assalamualaikum warehmatullahi wabarkatuhu Is cream bell ice creams (India) halal for Muslims - Shini
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    05-01-15 08:19:36