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Recent Questions:

  • Bakers & Chefs Shredded Mozzarella Cheese - 5 lbs. sell in Sam's Club is it halal or not in the ingredient the enzyme in this plz explain about this which chees we can use - Sam
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    04-17-14 12:38:57
  • is caprisun halal and fruit shoot halal? - syed mahdi ali
  • AOA

    Caprisun is not Halal because there is no kosher symbol on the package. I have no informtion Fruit Shoot.


    Category: General Question
    04-17-14 09:06:51
  • Assalamu alaikum, Can you please tell us about the halal/haram status of Dunkin donuts Oatmeal. JazakAllah - Nadia
  • 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
    04-17-14 07:34:56
  • Why Is it haram to eat from fast food restaurants when Allah(SWT) says in the Quran chapter 5:5, "This day [all] good foods have been made lawful, and the food of those who were given the Scripture is lawful for you and your food is lawful for them. " - Ahmed
  • AOA

    Made lawful to you this day are At-Tayyibat [all kinds of Halal (lawful) foods, which Allah has made lawful (meat of islamically-slaughtered eatable animals, etc., milk products, fats, vegetables and fruits, etc.).�The food (slaughtered cattle, eatable animals, etc.) of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) is lawful to you and yours is lawful to them.�(Lawful to you in marriage) are chaste women from the believers and chaste women from those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) before your time, when you have given their due Mahr (bridal money given by the husband to his wife at the time of marriage), desiring chastity (i.e.�taking them in legal wedlock) not committing illegal sexual intercourse, nor taking them as girl-friends.�And whosoever disbelieves in the Oneness of Allah and in all the other Articles of Faith [i.e.�His (Allah�s), Angels, His Holy Books, His Messengers, the Day of Resurrection and Al-Qadar (Divine Preordainments)], then fruitless is his work, and in the Hereafter he will be among the losers. (5:5)

    You should forgot the word Tayyab means pure. Do you think the fast food chains who sells pork bacon come under word Tayyab or pure.


    Category: General Question
    04-16-14 22:49:50
  • Can I used BD Alcohol swabs in the restaurant? it contains isopropyl alcohol 70% (anti-bacterial) - Joan
  • AOA

    Yes.


    Category: General Question
    04-16-14 09:35:03
  • Which refined oil is best for muslims in india? - shabista
  • AOA

    100% vegetable oil without any ingredient is Halal for Muslims.


    Category: General Question
    04-15-14 22:55:09
  • Asalam_U_Walikum, There is a supplement which has Narine probiotics, and I requested more information about it, so they replied, "Thank you for contacting us! "Narine" probiotics is one of the longest studied strains of Lactobacilus Acidophilus and a rare strain that was originally sourced from a human host as opposed to being dairy sourced (yogurt) or plant sourced ( Kimchi, Sauer Kraut ). It has developed and produced as we say for decades now." And on wikipedia, it says, "L. acidophilus occurs naturally in the human and animal gastrointestinal tract and mouth......{ALso}...These strains are commercially used in many dairy products" such as yogurts.... My question is does it make it haram? Jazakallahu kariun - Muhammad Abubakar
  • AOA

    IF human host was used then it is Haram.


    Category: General Question
    04-15-14 19:49:48
  • curious abt the product of viva vitamins from usa whether the product is halal or not.product garcinia cambogia for weight lose - amy
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    04-12-14 15:52:09
  • Does Mang Inasal chicken is halal certified? Please kindly answer my question immediately.Thank You very much. - chris
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    04-12-14 04:54:08
  • Double stem cell from swiss halal or non halal? Tq - ain
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    04-11-14 04:53:26
  • is there a muslim consumer group in Ireland - james
  • AOA

    I do not thinks, it is only in USA and Canada.


    Category: General Question
    04-11-14 01:17:07
  • Can we eat cheese pizza and vegetable pizza from First Class Pizza? Are they halal? - Khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    04-10-14 21:34:21
  • it isnt to do with consumption but i have no where else to ask what is the islamic opinion on finding your baby gender before they are born ? - naima
  • AOA

    Please ask this question to a Mufti Saheb.


    Category: General Question
    04-08-14 10:14:03
  • is it permissable to dye cloth with alcohol or animal based borduct. can we wearit after a wash? - yoyo
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    04-08-14 00:03:17
  • which one condense milk and fresh cream is halal? - farhan
  • AOA

    Please search them on our website.


    Category: General Question
    04-07-14 06:45:22
  • Are Western Family enriched wheat bread and enriched white bread halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If doygh conditioners from plant fat then they are Halal if no flavor and whey present.


    Category: General Question
    04-06-14 18:42:03
  • assalamu alaikum, will u ever make an app for android?? - Hammaad Iqbal
  • AOA

    Inshallah, it cost money but I will be asking some one to make it for MCG let see what happened.


    Category: General Question
    04-06-14 14:24:10
  • Asalam u alikum, I wanted to say can you please add the pictures of the products as well, then it would be helpful. There are two products, which I found have same name, but different ingredients: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.walmart.com/ip/Pepperidge-Farm-Whole-Grain-Double-Fiber-Soft-100-Whole-Wheat-Bread-24-Oz/10452841#ProductDetail http://www.walmart.com/ip/Pepperidge-Farm-Whole-Grain-100-Whole-Wheat-Bread-24-Oz/10452850 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On the bread, if you look both of them have same name, but only on the walmart's website, they have different names, but Not on the bread itself. On your website(http://www.muslimconsumergroup.com/) It says that "Whole Grain 100% Whole Wheat Bread" is Halal, but there is no way to find out which bread is halal the first link one or the second link one, because they have the same name on them. Only if someone checks on the walmart then they would find out that they have different names, and still I don't know which one is halal the first one or second one, also they have DIFFERENT INGREDIENT(I capitalized the letters so you would notice this more, not for saying loud.) as well. Or there is difference, I don't see it? Can you tell me? maybe I don't know? Jazak Allah Khayr. - Muhammad Usman
  • AOA

    If they have same name they can be identified name of the brand and UPC numbers. If 10452841 is UPC code number then the other one 10452850 is different. These two differrent products. MCG can not picture on our website because of space and cost. Bread are listed with brand name which could be different from othes alcohol the bread name will be same.

     


    Category: General Question
    04-06-14 05:43:21
  • Dentyne is a gum made by dentists. Before using it I wanted to know if its halal or haram. - Mir Ali
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    04-04-14 23:12:24
  • Assallamuallaikum since you have told that cold stone ice creams are halal. Do they use halal heavy creams . Because it contains carrageenan in it so I want to make sure. Can you pls let us know JazakhaAllah Khair - Muhammad
  • AOA

    The research was done 2009 before the Craageenan's Mushbooh status known so it need further research meanwhile Inshallah I am going to eliminate the Cold Stone Creamary from the website. So please do not consume it unit new reserach.


    Category: General Question
    04-03-14 08:34:53
  • Assalam Alaikum, KFC outlets in India claim that they serve only Zabiha Chicken and as proof display a Certificate issued from Bengaluru. How trustworthy are their claims?? Wassalam Saleem - Saleem Sultan Chandna
  • AOA

    I do not know them but if hand slaughter is not written under the Halal certificate then they are mushbooh and you have to contact them and ask about hand slaughtering.


    Category: General Question
    04-03-14 00:32:45
  • Is Ovenjoy bread vegan? - alex
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    04-02-14 11:41:38
  • Salaam, I am starting to receive baby formula for free from my WIC certificate. Is it haram to sell the formula since I only want to breast feed? - Haneen
  • AOA

    I have no information until I see the ingredients list, presence of necleotides and kosher symbol.


    Category: General Question
    04-01-14 18:17:51
  • Are pets (birds, dogs, cats, snakes, fish or monkeys) for domestic use halal if so which? - Antoine Germany
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    04-01-14 05:26:26
  • is hagen daz ice cream halal in isa - fazel
  • AOA

    I have no information them in South Africa but they are Halal in USA and Canada if they have kosher symbol no flavor no carrageenan and no vanilla extract.


    Category: General Question
    03-31-14 13:08:47
  • assalamualaikum i wanted to know if trident gum is halal and if you know are their gums made on the same lines where pork containing gum are made thank you for your time - Shabana
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-30-14 13:11:49
  • Alslam alikom, I would like to ask about the chicken in US I have been here four months now and I don't know which type can we eat.Thanks - mayson
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-30-14 09:06:16
  • As salaamu alaykum hi I have a very personal question I wanted to know if this ingredients are halal or safe to use for a womens only product the product is Monistat yeast kit for women only and there are other kits to that they make for different types can you please do some research investigating on these products as soon as possible I don't have alot of time and I just got over a sickness a week ago and need your help as soon as possible here are some ingredients for one of the products but I need you to research them all they are available on Monistat.com Active Ingredients: Miconazole Nitrate (200 mg in Each Suppository), Miconazole Nitrate (2%) (External Cream). Inactive Ingredients: Suppository: Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil Base. External Cream: Benzoic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Polysorbate 60, Potassium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol, Purified Water, Stearyl Alcohol I also want to request that you add womens personal feminine products to your site under personal care section and please list all womens products and not just one particular brand their is other brands. jazak Allahu kair - anonnymous
  • AOA

    The manufacturer of above product is only one who known the source of each ingredients sp please contact them.


    Category: General Question
    03-30-14 07:42:15
  • Are sainsbury croissants halal? - Quassim
  • AOA

    I have no information Sainsbury Croissants.


    Category: General Question
    03-29-14 03:54:37
  • Aslamoalykum.I want to know about what is the meaning of kosher.I read on a Jewish site that they do not mix the dairy products with the meet products.How does a kosher symbol help us to know that a product which has no milk or dairy ingredients but it contains mono diglyceride or any other ingredient that can be derived from animal or plant source,is halal and safe for muslims?pls reply me in detail and as soon as possible.JazakAllah - uzma
  • AOA

    Just like Halal for Muslim then Kosher for Jewish people they required to eat only Kosher certified foods. The kosher symbols helps Muslims against adding Haram hidden ingredients which will not appear under the ingredients statement.

    What is Mono and Diglycerides:

    Mono and Diglycerides are fat based emulsifier and are made by reacting glycerol (fat based) with fats and oils. Mono and diglycerides can be made from beef, pork, or soybean fat. Only soybean or zabiha slaughtered cow fat based Mono and Diglyceries are Halal. A Halal or Kosher symbol (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements) on a food package containing Mono and Diglycerides indicates that it is obtained from soybean fat. In the absence of Halal or Kosher symbol on the package Muslim consumers should contact the manufacturer to find out the source of Mono & Diglycerides.

    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). 


    Category: General Question
    03-28-14 09:12:33
  • ASSALAM alaikumb.what is the kosher symbols shapes? - um jojo
  • AOA


    Category: General Question
    03-28-14 08:28:25
  • Assalam.o.alaikum I hav bought a parfum that has denatured ethyl alcohol , fragrance and aqua water.. By junaid jamshed .... Can u plz tel if it is halal to use..i am still confused..dont know if i can offer prayer in that - wish
  • AOA

    Denatured ethyl alcohol to be use on skin but fragrance may contain alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    03-27-14 11:56:29
  • Is jameison vitamin d softgel capsule halal? - samiya
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because of gelatin.


    Category: General Question
    03-27-14 07:41:36
  • AOA Brother... I always go through the halal status of any food on your website before buying. I have a question regarding the consumption of organic food.I heard some food these days is genetically manufactures (GMO) & many products in organic food claims to be non GMO. How can we know the halal status of organic food. JazakAllah khayr - fari
  • AOA

    Most Halal product listed are made with GMO ingredients. Organic food must be Halal to consume because organic is not mean Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-26-14 21:46:18
  • Is the Brand of gum called "Dubble Bubble" halal. you know the one in the yellow wrapper\ - shaaz
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-26-14 15:47:50
  • is member's mark 100% apple juice halal from concentrate with added ingredient halal...its ingredients are filtered water, apple juice concentrate, ascorbic acid (vitamin c)?? - elmedin
  • AOA

    It is only Halal if there is kosher symbol on the package. Please our Home page. From our Home Page:

    What are the requirements of a Halal................

     

    1. Apple Juice:

    a. A kosher symbol on the bottle must be on the bottle otherwise pork gelatin can be used as processing aid ingredient during apple juice processing.

    b. Flavor should not be under ingredients list because alcohol may be used as solvent in natural flavor.


    Category: General Question
    03-26-14 09:41:02
  • Please provide a more up to date liat as the dates on some of these dates are ar as old as 2010. Many thanks - gazala ahmad
  • AOA

    If ingredients does not change and has kosher symbol which meets Halal requirements then they are Halal for many yeasrs but I slowly updating them and I updated to alphabet "G" Granola Bars in March 2014. I want remind you I am the only one who do every thing on this website and try to make most updated.


    Category: General Question
    03-25-14 09:34:00
  • Are costco paper products halal or if not kindly name those brands which are halal? - hamid chishty
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    03-25-14 09:22:29
  • I just want to know if nutmeg is haram or not? - Dwitya
  • AOA

    Nutmeg is Halal according to Indian/Pakistani Mufti saheban because it is been used for centuries in un divided India.

     


    Category: General Question
    03-25-14 06:59:45
  • Optimum nutrition seriousmass choco flavour. That is halal? - Rega Mulya Akbar
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-24-14 23:45:27
  • Salam, I wanted to know that, are the Milani and NYX cosmetics halal? - rimsha
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-24-14 10:32:15
  • is uncles ben rice (original) haram ?? - sham
  • AOA

    If it is 100% rice with enrichment then it is halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-23-14 17:01:37
  • Great !JazzakAllahu Khair for the answer ,one more thing what about all purpose flour that contains wheat ?? - muslimah
  • AOA

    All wheat, corn, rice flour including all purpose flour in USA and Canada are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-22-14 12:28:26
  • Whats the diffence between unbleached flower and bleached flower ??and whichone is halal?? - muslimah
  • AOA

    Both flours are Halal. Wheat flour is treated with Chlorine gas to remove pigments which causes color. After chlorine treatment the flour is called bleached flour.

     


    Category: General Question
    03-22-14 04:47:10
  • salam walaikum. I have a question regarding Chuck e cheese. On you website it says that the cheese pizza is not halal. I would like to know what makes the pizza Haram. what does it have that makes it haram. Thanks - haseeb wardak
  • AOA

    Chucke Cheese does not meet the Halal requirements.

    CHEESES AND ITS HALAL STATUS:

    The following things have to be Halal in order for a cheese to be considered Halal: 1. Ingredients used to make the Mother Starter Culture growth Media ((if whey used, it has to be made from non animal rennet, Lactose is also from non animal rennet, yeast extract has to be from baker’s yeast, starter culture growth media has to be kosher certified). 2. Ingredients used to make the Bulk Starter Culture growth Media ((if whey used, it has to be made from non animal rennet, Lactose is also from non animal rennet, yeast extract has to be from baker’s yeast, bulk starter culture media has to be kosher certified). 3. Starter Bacterial culture are Halal if they obtained from milk source and not from meat source, usually in practice they obtained from milk. 4. Milk Coagulating Enzyme, such as Microbial rennet used to coagulate milk or Rennet obtained from Zabiha slaughtered calves (not available in USA and Canada) and has to be kosher certified 5. Fat Hydrolyzing Enzyme, such as Microbial Lipases has to be kosher certified 6. Dairy ingredients such as Non Fat dry milk solid or cream or dry milk or whey protein concentrate if added has to be kosher certified 7. Artificial color such as artificial blue or green color is added to neutralize natural yellow color in curd for Asiago or Blue cheese has to be kosher certified 8. Media to grow mold Penicillium roquefortti providing blue color in blue cheese has to kosher certified 9. Harmless plant based enzyme is if added for curing or flavor development and growth media for biological curing agent used on the surface of Brick cheese has to be kosher certified 10. Flavoring, hydrolyzed lactose, whey for cold packed cheese food is allowed in cream cheese but most manufacturer use gums. 11. Cheese must be Kosher certified and the kosher certification must meet the Halal requirements with exception cheese used on pizza, in that case cheese does not have to be kosher certified but if they used kosher certified starter culture bacteria, media and enzyme then meet above requirements then it is consider Halal. Cheese if Halal certified by other Halal certifying organizations must meet above criteria and if above criteria used for Halal certification then it must display on their websites otherwise MCG will not consider their Halal certified cheese as Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-21-14 19:48:45
  • Salam, I want to know about the Mary Kay products, it's a cosmetic brand, I want to start it's business, but I need to make sure that it's halal, please reply me, as soon as possible. Thank you as you are doing wonderful sadqa e jaria. - mehreen bano
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-21-14 07:46:32
  • is all natural ice cream halal by turkey hill...it has a kosher sign and its ingredients are cream, non fat milk, sugar, coffe, vanilla?...it has no additives... - elmedin
  • AOA

    I have no information. Please search Friendly ice cream some of them are Halal in east coast.

     


    Category: General Question
    03-21-14 07:24:35
  • is all natural ice cream halal...it has a kosher sign and its ingredients are cream, non fat milk, sugar, coffee, vanilla? - elmedin
  • AOA

    Vanilla is not a Halal ingredients. Halal ice cream from Turkey Hill should have kosher symbol no flavor, no vanilla, no carrageenan and no vanilla extract. I checked their website all ice ceam are made with Crrageenan. You have to write them and ask whether ethanol or isopropyl alcohol or potassium chloride was used during processing of carrageenan. If they say isopropyl alcohol or potassium chloride then the carrageenan is Halal but if they use ethanol or ethyl alcohol then it is not Halal. Only their carrageenan suppliers know about it.


    Category: General Question
    03-21-14 07:21:55
  • do you know if frozen beans are haram (the brand is white rose ) I know veggies aren't haram .. but I just wanted to make sure .. - Khadija
  • AOA

    If it is 100% beans without any ingredients except salt then it is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-20-14 20:03:18
  • i have bought non salted butter with symbol : UD. is it halal? also, i have bought popcorn but ingredients contain whey, mono and diglycerides, cheddar cheese, soy lecithin, and beta carotene, and artificial and natural flavors, but it carries symbol UD, IS IT HALAL? - mahmoud
  • AOA

    for Unsalted Butter:

    Ingredients of Unsalted Butter:

    The ingredients of unsalted butter is pasteurized sweet cream and natural flavoring or pasteurized sweet cream and lactic acid. Unsalted butter is Halal only if it is made with pasteurized sweet cream and lactic acid. But some time dairy companies add lactic acid and termed it as natural flavoring. It is better to call companies to confirm it. The natural flavoring is also made from Star Distillate. Starter Distillate in many unsalted butter brands contains Diacetyl. As we reported in our Ingredients section about Starter Distillate as "Besides diacetyl, starter distillate also contains minor amounts of acetaldehyde, ethyl formate, ethyl acetate, acetone, ethyl alcohol, 2-butanone, acetic acid and acetone. Since this minor amount of ethyl alcohol Starter Distillate is consider not Halal. If the dairy companies guarantee that their Starter Distillate do not contain minor amount of alcohol then it can be used. But our advice is to always use salted butter or if you see Pasteurized Sweet Cream and Lactic Acid under ingredients statement of Unsalted Butter then you can use the unsalted butter for example Horizon's Organic Unsalted Butter.

    For other products:

    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
    03-20-14 12:13:47
  • Is peach malt HALAL ?? - Uzair Hassan
  • AOA

    Malt in USA/Canada is obtained from Barley and I do not thing it can be obtained from peach as per my knowledge. But please full detail such brand name, product name, ingredients and name of the manufacturer.


    Category: General Question
    03-20-14 04:37:45
  • Sometimes I forget a chocolate or something like this to eat and after that a see that date has expired .Is that chocolate halal or haram ? - Vb
  • AOA

    Please call the manufacturer about expered that because some products good after few weeks or month after experiring date. If it contains dairy ingredients then I advised not to consume it.


    Category: General Question
    03-19-14 06:10:46
  • Assalamou alikum Is Snack Pack jello halal? Plz answer. Jazakalla - fatima
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-18-14 19:46:59
  • is vegetarian chicken soy is halal . what is it. - naji akbar
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-18-14 08:14:40
  • As-Salaamu-Alaikum, Do u'll have a website for Indian muslims for Halaal product search plz. Jazakallah Khairan (we do not have words to thank Only Allah s.w.t can reward u'll) - Mrs Yousuf
  • AOA

    Yes Allah is the only one to thank for every thing. It is lot of work for me to go to India and do research. Inshalla if it happened go to India then will do research. When I was in India there was nothing in store except Britannaia biscuits (Which are Halal), horlick etc.


    Category: General Question
    03-17-14 02:08:43
  • is all natural ice cream by turkey hill halal its ingredients are cream, nonfatmilk, sugar, coffee, vanilla? - elmedin
  • AOA

    Vanilla ingredient is not Halal. I am waiting for answer from Turkey Hill about whether the manufacturer of Carrageenan used ethyl alcohol or not.


    Category: General Question
    03-17-14 00:41:51
  • Lush Cosmetics recently held a campaign in favour of the gay community (except for some muslim countries). You can say they are gay activists . Should we buy products from them ? - Sana
  • AOA

    This question should be answered by Islamic Scholars. I am not aware their chamaign I just ask them whether they use animal derived ingredients and alcohol in fragrance. I usally do not go in detail about cosmetic companies philosophy. I am a food scientist my concentration is in food.


    Category: General Question
    03-16-14 08:14:18
  • I would like to know fully halal restaurants in Pune - Uzair Ahmed Ansari
  • AOA

    I have no information because I left India long time ago and never been their for many years. But I know the Halal famous restauarnts in Hyderabad. I also knew that Br. Zaheer Khan the Indian fast bowler has a restaurant in Puna (I do not use new name) I always says Mombay, Puna, Madras, Calcutta). But I suggests to go to those restauarant owned by Muslims so that you will not be eating Jhutka meat in non Muslim owned restaurants.


    Category: General Question
    03-16-14 05:38:20
  • Asalam alikum Hamlet chocolate Candy Made By Tayas is Halal Or Haram ? - umer farooq
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-15-14 05:25:02
  • assalomu aleikum, is noor vitamins halal? can i buy it, what do think about this. thank you.. - bektur
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-14-14 08:15:36
  • i want to know if pizza hut food is halal? - Abdul khaliq
  • AOA

    It is under investigation.


    Category: General Question
    03-14-14 04:11:53
  • As salamu alaykum. I know all fast food restaurants are haram, but what about non-fast food restaurants like IHOP, Buffalo Wild Wings, subway, Applebee's, restaurants where you have to wait several minutes to get your food, etc...? - Ahmed dhalai
  • AOA

    Please check our Chain Restaurants section.


    Category: General Question
    03-13-14 04:42:40
  • I'm having trouble finding the app of your website. Can you tell me the name of the app of your website? - Ahmed dhalai
  • AOA

    You have to have Apple cell phone. Please search "Halal Food" under apple store on your cell phone you can get it.


    Category: General Question
    03-12-14 22:19:13
  • is rockstar energy drink halal - ali
  • AOA

    If there is no kosher symbol on the package then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-12-14 13:53:35
  • What does "non zabiha" mean - Ahmed
  • AOA

    Non Zabiha means cow, lamb, chicken, turkey slaughtered not slaughtered by a Muslim and not following the Islamic sharia rules.


    Category: General Question
    03-12-14 10:49:01
  • Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. Dear brother, I wanted to make pizza in my home but I don't know much about the sauce, so I don't know which sauce is halal. Can you please recommend me any halal sauce? JazakaAllahu Khairan - SADMAN
  • AOA

    Halal

    halal Arabiata Spicy Marinara Pasta Sauce Pasta Sauce Barilla   04-29-12
    halal Calabrese Sweet Pepper Pasta Sauce Pasta Sauce Barilla   04-29-12
    halal Italian Baking Sauce, Garden Vegetable, Mushroom & Garlic Pasta Sauce Barilla   04-01-13

    Category: General Question
    03-10-14 18:43:25
  • INGREDIENTS: Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Skimmed Milk Powder, Milk Fat, Vegetable Fat, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Lactose, Demineralised Whey Powder, Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Barley Malt Extract, Soya Lecithin (E322), Salt, Egg White, Hydrolysed Milk Protein, Natural Vanilla Flavour - Is chocolate MARS halal?
  • AOA

    It is not Halal due to natural vanilla flavor which obtained from vanilla beans by use of alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    03-10-14 10:11:35
  • Is chocolate MARS halal? - Abrar
  • AOA

    I need the full name of product and name of the counry it is available.


    Category: General Question
    03-10-14 10:00:53
  • Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. If you update your website, how come the date is from like 4 years ago? Also, if you have put something in the news and alerts as haram/halal, how come it doesn't come up when we search the item in the products section? JazakAllah khair for your time. Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. - Sister
  • AOA

    If a product remained Halal since last four such as Kelloggs Special K cereal then I do not update it. If it is important News or Alert food products are added to the list. Another example is Vanillin:

    halal Vanilla, Imitation Clear Flavor Artificial Flavor Durkee No Alcohol, made with Vanillin and Ethyl Vanillin 11-21-10

    Since Vanillin has not changes so it does not need to update.

    I am not giving any excuses that I am the only person do ing all the work and I am trying make it updated as time allowed me. I am not computer. This is a free service so you do not have to critize me rather give me suggestion.

    Have you help MCG?.

    Many brothers and sisters help me by sending anwers from food companies regarding presence or absence of alcohol in flavor and other things.


    Category: General Question
    03-09-14 06:21:27
  • What flavors of mitchell's ice cream are halal? - ubaid
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    03-08-14 21:12:34
  • Is sheeps milk cheese halal it has no kosher sign and it's ingredients are sheep milk, bacterial culture, salt, rennet,...... It contains milk?? - Elmedin
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-08-14 03:50:41
  • Hi! I wanna know if benzonatate softgel capsul is made of hallal or haram pil? My doctor prescribe me today and I didn;t know it contain gelatin. - Kazi
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-08-14 00:54:21
  • is paper halal because i saw a site that says that paper has pig in it but i don't think it's in all paper so can you use paper if you don't know - Ibrahim
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-07-14 09:49:24
  • if you use something haram without knowing but don't bother to find what is in it is it haram - Ibrahim
  • AOA

    Please ask this question to a Imam or islamic scholar.


    Category: General Question
    03-07-14 09:42:50
  • Is jimmy john's meat halal? - Hussain
  • AOA

    It is Haram if it is from pork, not Halal if it is from nonzabiha beef.


    Category: General Question
    03-07-14 00:58:36
  • So the kosher symbol on food items like chocolates indicates that the whey used is from non meat sources? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Whey and its Halal Status:

    Muslims think that if whey is a milk based ingredient then it has to be Halal, but this is not true. There are two kinds of whey, one is sweet or rennet whey and the other is acid whey. Acid whey is obtained during the making of acid type of cheese such as cottage cheese. Sweet or rennet whey is used more in food products then acid whey. Sweet whey or rennet whey is a by-product of rennet cheese  such as cheddar cheese or Mozzarella cheese. Whey is a portion of milk remaining after coagulation and removal of curd. Whey is Halal only if the Halal starter culture bacteria, Halal medium on which starter culture bacteria are grown (Starter culture bacteria are Halal if they are obtained from milk source not meat source), and media on which these starter culture bacteria are grown. These requirements can only obtained if the cheese and whey are Halal or Kosher certified (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements). A Halal or Kosher symbol (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements) appears on a food package containing whey indicating that it is manufactured under Halal or Kosher supervision.


    Category: General Question
    03-06-14 18:25:22
  • if your mom forces you to use something haram and you use it but get rid of it when she goes is it haram for you - Ibrahim
  • AOA

    Please ask these kind of question to a Imam or Islamic scholar.


    Category: General Question
    03-05-14 11:31:31
  • Can you tell me if grape concentrate with naturally occurring alcohol of <0.25% would be considered Haram or could be Halal? Many thanks in advance. Janet - Janet Furze
  • AOA

    How do you know there is 0.25% alcohol in grape concentrate. If 100% grape concentratre obatined from 100% grape juice then it is Halal. Nobody how much naturally occuring alcohol in it unless if you analyze it. If 100% grape juice coenctrate is pasteurized then there will be no alcoholic fermentation. Naturally occuring very minute amount of alcohol in fruits is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-04-14 17:48:40
  • Alive multivitamin is hilal or not? - zulfiqar sadiq
  • AOA

    I have no information.

    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: General Question
    03-04-14 08:09:44
  • I make ice cream using whip cream and more than double quantity of other things in it .My question is after mixing other things the amount of alcohol get decreased .And in one recipe I fry it on hot flame to make a different thing out of cool whip .PLEASE let me know can I eat cool whip like this and which one. - AYESHA FATIMA
  • AOA

    There is no Halal whipped cream but there are whipping creams. Kraft's cool whip is not Halal because it is made with alcohol containing flavor.

    Islamic sharia does not work that by adding some thing to lower the amount of alcohol. Everything has to be alcohol free because alcohol is a intoxicant and according to a Hadith all intoxicants are Haram no matter if it is in a very small quantity.

    You can addd Philadelphia Whipping cream cheese which is a Halal product and can be added to a Halal ice cream like Breyer Natural Strawberry Ice cream.


    Category: General Question
    03-03-14 16:38:11
  • Not to be offensive in any type of way but you guys claim you're a "non-profit" organization then why are you guys charging for all this "app" stuff........ also coca cola ( I don't drink it) erm they don't put alcohol in their drink right? and the alcohol is 1 precent but the alcohol is properties Natural that's in all foods eh? btw if you're answering this please do not say "you don't know anything" or "I'm right and you are wrong" or 'you haven't read the Quran right'. I KNOW ALCOHOL IS HARAM.- Young muslim. - anon
  • AOA

    MCG has paid $3500 to obtained Apple Halal Food App so that Muslims can search the Halal status of food products while shopping at supermarkets. The cost of app is $1.99 out of which MCG gets @1.40 and rest goes to Apple. MCG has to paid the web developer, the phone expenses, internet expenses, office supplies etc. MCG has paid over $8000 to print the Food Ingredients and Their Halal Status. So who is going to pay these expenses because nobody want do web development job free. If you do not want to pay $1.99 then please do not write about Non profit organization because every non pofit organization has to pay expenses to run the organization. MCG do not have no monthly income so tell me how MCG pays its bill.

    You have to thank Allah for getting free information from this website.

    Alcohol is a hidden ingredient of natural flavor which is mentioned under their ingredients statement. Alcohol present in fruits is Halal because it developed due to natural process but problem comes when man add alcohol to natural flavor or in foods.

    I am not a computer, whenever I do not know any thing I write " I have no information". I am the only person who is doing 10 people job for this website.

    If you do not like this website please go to other websites to get the information. Please do not write unpleasant questions.


    Category: General Question
    03-01-14 21:22:47
  • vaseline menface halal or haram - mohd talip bin haron
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    03-01-14 21:13:32
  • ASAK, I am new in USA and afraid to buy any unlabeled halal products. so could you please guide me how to consider unlabeled food as halal Food(Is there any specific mark i have to look for ? ) .. I am especially curious about Walmart but if you have any universal Unlabeled Halal food identification way would be very much helpful, JazakALLAH Khair - Sabiha
  • AOA

    No company want to sell unlabeled products at supermarkets. It is against the FDA laws but there are exception for restuarant foods. If you want to consume Halal food products then follow this website.

    I can not guide about unlabeled product because nobody know how it is made and what ingredients are used.

    All Halal national brand products listed on this website are available at Wal-Mart. The Great Value a Wal-Mart brand has lited on this website. Some are Halal and some are not. You have to search it.

    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
    03-01-14 17:07:10
  • is alacta milk halal - kenshin himura
  • AOA

    If it is fortified regular milk then it is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-01-14 03:00:01
  • You have mentioned in your website that kosher meat in USA is not halal so why other food items having kosher symbol are halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    The kosher meat is not Halal because the Sochet (A Rabbi who only slaughter animal) do not says Allah's name on each animal only first animal and last animal. In Islam Muslims must pronounce the name of Allah on each animal before hand slaughtering the Halal animal and follow Islamic rules for slaughtering.

    Non meat Kosher food products if meet Islamic dietary requirements then it is consider as Halal as per Quran and ahadith. 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). 


    Category: General Question
    02-28-14 19:01:41
  • is collagen halal to use in anyway - mary
  • AOA

    No except if it is obtained from fish or from baker yeast if it is grown on Halal media.


    Category: General Question
    02-26-14 20:17:36
  • men&women shoes make by pig leather - shagufta
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    02-26-14 06:48:39
  • is wild stone deodorant soap in india is halal?? - Sk Najmus sadat
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    02-25-14 04:50:03
  • Can we eat krispy creame donuts - ball
  • AOA

    No, they are made with alcohol containing flavors.


    Category: General Question
    02-23-14 11:57:47
  • As salamu aklaykum can you please make an app for the windows phone 8 devices thanks. - peace
  • AOA

    It is not possible because MCG is already spend $3500 for Apple App for Halal Food and MCG do not have money to spend more. MCG do not accept individual donation.


    Category: General Question
    02-23-14 09:28:42
  • Salam, I would like to know your opinion (if you have the time, if not please ignore me) about istihlak and its relation to rennet and whey used in cheese and other food products as discussed in this article: http://muslimmatters.org/2007/07/09/of-mice-and-men-the-cheese-factor/ JazakAllah khairan. - Layla
  • AOA

    This is a7 yeras old article and I replied to it andplease do not follow because br. Yasir is not a food scientist and he is a chemical engineer and Islamic scholar but do not have work experience in  food industry. Now days Microbial rennet is available all over the world which is Halal and there is no need of istihlak.

    CHEESES AND ITS HALAL STATUS:

    The following things have to be Halal in order for a cheese to be considered Halal:

    1. Ingredients used to make the Mother Starter Culture growth Media ((if whey used, it has to be made from non animal rennet, Lactose is also from non animal rennet, yeast extract has to be from baker’s yeast or starter culture growth media has to be kosher certified).

    2. Ingredients used to make the Bulk Starter Culture growth Media ((if whey used, it has to be made from non animal rennet, Lactose is also from non animal rennet, yeast extract has to be from baker’s yeast) bulk starter culture media has to be kosher certified).

    3. Starter Bacterial culture are Halal if they obtained from milk source and not from meat source, usually in practice they obtained from milk.

    4. Milk Coagulating Enzyme, such as rennet used to coagulate milk has to be from miMicrobial source or has to be Kosher certified or Rennet obtained from Zabiha slaughtered calves (not available in USA and Canada).

    5. Fat Hydrolyzing Enzyme if used, such as Lipases has to be from Microbial source or kosher certified

    6. Dairy ingredients such as Non Fat dry milk solid or cream or dry milk or whey protein concentrate if added has to be kosher certified

    7. Artificial color such as artificial blue or green color is added to neutralize natural yellow color in curd for Asiago or Blue cheese has to be kosher certified

    8. Media to grow mold Penicillium roquefortti providing blue color in blue cheese has to kosher certified

    9. Harmless plant based enzyme is if added for curing or flavor development and growth media for biological curing agent used on the surface of Brick cheese has to be kosher certified.

    10. Flavoring if used has to be kosher certified and alcohol is not used as a solvent or hydrolyzed lactose, whey for cold packed cheese food is allowed in cream cheese but most manufacturer use gums.

    11. Cheese for retail must be Kosher certified and the kosher certification must meet the Halal requirements with exception of Mozzarella cheese used on pizza, in that case Mozzarella cheese does not have to be kosher certified but if they used kosher certified starter culture bacteria, media and enzyme then meet above requirements then it is consider Halal. Cheese if Halal certified by other Halal certifying organizations must meet above criteria and if above criteria used for Halal certification then it must display on their websites otherwise MCG will not consider their Halal certified cheese as Halal.


    Category: General Question
    02-23-14 05:50:46
  • AoA can you advise whether peanut brittle from see's candy shops inc is halaal? there is a KSA D symbol on the label. thanks for your assistance. - Asif Karim
  • AOA

    If the candy does not the following ingredients:

    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). 


    Category: General Question
    02-22-14 20:50:17
  • Does Pepsi and Coke have pork in them? Please answer. Thank you - Tina Ayyad
  • AOA

    The answer is no because the concentrates are kosher certified.


    Category: General Question
    02-22-14 18:35:45
  • Assalamualaykum w.w. I have stomach problems and have been told Probiotics Supplements, will help. can you please tell me if they are halal. Sorry for any inconvenience. - Rashidah Lorgat
  • AOA

    If there was no alcoholic fermentaion in making probiotic then it is Halal and other ingredients has to be Halal. It should also have "Suitable For Vegetarian" claim on the supplements.


    Category: General Question
    02-21-14 06:21:21
  • Is Giovanni shampoo halal? Their website say it's 100% made vegetarian. I searched it in muslimconsumergroup website but couldn't find any information. Thank you for your time - hakan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    02-20-14 18:16:50
  • Asalamu Alejkum do you know if the drink called naked is halal?? - ukhti
  • AOA

    Please search them on our website.


    Category: General Question
    02-19-14 17:53:19
  • Is Kraft cheese whiz halal ? - Farrah
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    02-19-14 10:01:15
  • is mcdonald burger in pakistan halal - murad khan
  • AOA

    I have no information about McDonald in Pakistan.


    Category: General Question
    02-18-14 22:40:00
  • domino or panago cheese pizza is halal. we ate pepperoni by accident.. Is pizza pizza serve halal chicken or pepperoni - afsheen
  • AOA

    None of them are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    02-18-14 15:23:31
  • Are Mars,Snicker & M&M chocloates halal - sidqi Mohamed
  • 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
    02-16-14 21:21:27