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  • Is Multi Vitamin certrum silver is Halal.This made by Wyeth. - kaukab javaid
  • 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

    Category: General Question
    09-20-14 23:58:25
  • assalam-o-alaikum.i m a resident of india and what to know that how i can find out the halal status of food found in india? - sanower alam
  • AOA

    If you see a Green dot on a food package made without any flavor then you can consume.


    Category: General Question
    09-20-14 21:54:04
  • Salam I want to know that the PETA bread from Damascus bakery New York is halal or no? - Ms niazi
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-20-14 20:24:50
  • AoA brother can i do a job in mcdonald or subway as a muslim while living in usa. thanks - saba
  • AOA

    Please ask this question to a Islamic scholar.


    Category: General Question
    09-19-14 18:57:16
  • Is the Sparkling Water(Limon/Lime) Halal? - Sumayya Bint Fikret
  • AOA

    If no alcohol is used in flavor then it is Halal otherwise not.


    Category: General Question
    09-19-14 17:35:17
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu Br as it is known that if we wash a vessel then the alcohol will also be washed which was present in the dish washer br can i know that shall we rinse the vessel with plain water only one time or shall we rinse it with more effort 3-4 times so that the alcohol is washed.Jazakallah hu khayr. - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui
  • AOA

    A question was asked to Syedna Omar Bin Khatab RA about use of Christian utensil He RA said wash them several time. So you can do the same thing.


    Category: General Question
    09-19-14 10:58:47
  • is dr pepperis hallal - sabira
  • AOA

    Dr. Pepper is not Halal because it is made with alcohol containing flavor.


    Category: General Question
    09-19-14 09:59:31
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu Brother can pls contact Hindustan Unilever Limited a personal care products company and pls provide us that is their products are halaal or not pls. Their e-mail id is LEVER.CARE@UNILEVER.COM - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui
  • AOA

    They ask me which product. They will not give blank answer. So please provide the name of personal care items you are interested. Are they located in India.


    Category: General Question
    09-19-14 06:55:08
  • Is your website helpful for united kingdom's people? Is there any particular website for thwm? - zaheda shaikh
  • AOA

    The UK Muslims can benefit from MCG website in the following ways:

    1. E-Numbers & Their Halal Status

    2. Ingredients Section

    3. FAQ Section

    4. Can write the questions

    5. US made products if available in UK


    Category: General Question
    09-18-14 14:54:28
  • Assalamou alikum Is villagio Italian bread halal? Plz answer Jzk - fatima
  • AOA

    halal All Breads Bread Villaggio   Fresh Co (Old Price Chopper) 2012-10-16

    Category: General Question
    09-18-14 13:40:37
  • Dove soap islamik prosses halal ya haram - ak safikujjaman
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    09-18-14 12:30:15
  • I am going to Hajj, just would like to know what kind of toothpaste should I take with me and what kind of sandals do I need to take with me ? - Mr Nurez Zaman
  • AOA

    In UK if there is label suitable for vegetarian on the toothpaste, you can take beach sandal. Have a very good and safe Hajj.


    Category: General Question
    09-18-14 08:38:33
  • Polyacrylate – 2 Crossplymer is halal or not? Plz tell me - Owais Ahmad
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    09-17-14 10:05:19
  • what is halal toothpaste in newyork - hyder teepu
  • 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
    09-17-14 05:30:43
  • Is Chester's Flamin' Hot Puffcorn chips halal. Is Lay's BBQ flavored potato chips halal as well.These products were not listed in your food product list. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is a mashbooh chips becauce if yeast extract from yeast and if they alcohol in flavor then it is not Halal. Please contact Frito-Lay. Frito Lay said they will not tell whether yeast extract from baker yeast (Halal) or brewer yeast (Haram).


    Category: General Question
    09-16-14 16:48:05
  • Please can you advise me of which multi vitamins are suitable for pregnant Muslim / vegetarian women. I am a midwife and my ladies are claiming that the vitamins on general sale are not suitable as they are not halal. - PAMELA WOLSTENHOLME
  • AOA

    In UK Suitabel for Vegetarian label must be on the package must not contain these ingredients:

    (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). 

    Or you have to from US or find out whether UK carries these prenatla vitamins.

     

    Search results for the term: prenatal

    Total results generated: 6
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    halal Prenatal Caps, Prenatal Tabs, Omega-3 Premium 180’s with Fish Gelatin Softgel Prenatal Vitamins Nutri Supreme Available at Nutri Supreme by calling 1-888-686-8874. 02-17-14
    halal Zahlers Kosher Total One Prenatal 120 Capsules Prenatal Vitamins Zahlers Available at www.koshervitamins.com 10-26-13
    halal Maxi Health Kosher Maxi Prenatal Caps One Per Day 120 MaxiCaps Prenatal Vitamins Maxi Health Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 03-26-13
    halal Nutri-Supreme Research Kosher Prenatal Caps Once Daily 90 Vegetarian Capsules Prenatal Vitamins Nutri-Supreme Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 03-26-13
    halal Zahlers Kosher Total One Prenatal 60 Capsules Prenatal Zahlers Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 03-26-13
    halal Landau Kosher Prenatal 250 TAB Prenatal Vitamins Landau Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 03-26-13

    Category: General Question
    09-16-14 13:41:11
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu sir i have seen that u r selling your book online i.e is compatible only for iphone or it can be downloaded by iphone store sir i wanted to tell that u r striving hard Alhamdulillah to bring out the halaal things but iphone company helps ISRAEL to carry out its zionist acts so the ulema has a given a fatwa that supporting,buying etc any israel helping company is haraam.Sir pls sorry if i have said any thing wrong but i cannot resist seeing that .... - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui
  • AOA

    You have couple issues here. 1. Please stop writing Indian style sir which is British has given to us in India. You write brother or br. because I am your brother in Islam. 2. I have to products one is a E-Book about "Food Ingredients and Their Halal Status" which can be used in any part of world and it cost $ 7.00. There is no company involved except Paypal who faciliate the money transfer and it is not free. I do not think Paypal is a Israli cpmpany it is a public cpmapany you can buy their shares 3. I have Halal Food App through Apple which is only good for US Muslim consumers because it deals with US made food products available in US supermarkets with other features like Ingredients or E-Number which you can find on our website. Apple is a public company and it is not owned by Israelis.


    Category: General Question
    09-16-14 06:54:36
  • Is Black Diamond Cheese Halal - Ali
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    09-15-14 18:43:45
  • Is Great Value Low Fat Plain Yogurt from Walmart Halal as it have a Kosher Symbol? - Awaiz Sohel
  • AOA

    If it does carry UD kosher symbol or if it carries KD kosher symbol then it will not be Halal.


    Category: General Question
    09-15-14 18:28:35
  • Assalamou alikum Is villagio Italian bread has? I asked before but u did not answer Plz answer Jzk - fatima
  • AOA

    Please search it at our www.canadianhalalfoods.com


    Category: General Question
    09-15-14 17:25:30
  • Probiotics do come from a human source actually it was taken back in the 80\'s then lab grown since but orginally from humans. - Sara
  • AOA

    Probiotic does not comes from humans.


    Category: General Question
    09-15-14 15:26:56
  • Salam Are probiotics halal? Since some come from human source? - Sara
  • AOA

    Probiotic does not come from human source. If Probiotic micro organisms produce alcohol fermentation then it is not Halal. You find from the manufacturer.


    Category: General Question
    09-15-14 14:59:14
  • Assalamualaikum Brother, Is it halal to eat salmon which is kosher certified but farm raised? Jazakallah khair, TA - TA
  • AOA

    Yes.


    Category: General Question
    09-15-14 07:32:29
  • Assalamou alikum Wht type of vasoline is halal - fatima
  • 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
    09-14-14 19:30:30
  • some people say that this website has some fake stuff so can you clear me out? - Mohsin Shaikh
  • AOA

    This is the first time I saw this negative comment of this website which Alhumdulillah logged in 170 countries and has 3500 to 4ooo visitors every day. If this MCG website is full of fake stuff then those countries and those Muslims will not my website.


    Category: General Question
    09-14-14 09:09:08
  • Is the cheese halal in Pizza Hut pizzas I read they use microbial rennet chymox but there is no proof - Sam
  • AOA

    Pizza Hut cheese is mushbooh because the natural flavor is mushbooh. Only Papa John cheese is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    09-14-14 03:03:27
  • AoA, brother i have a question can you please tell me that does kosher meat is halal i mean to say that slaughtering of animal is same for muslim and jews ihope you understand thanks saba touqeer - saba
  • AOA

    Kosher meat is not Halal because the Sachet the Rabbi who only can slaughter kosher animals will say prayers on first animal and last and nothing in between,


    Category: General Question
    09-11-14 13:15:23
  • Salam.....can you help me that orville redenbacher (natural flavour) butter popcorn contain alcohol or not because i can not contact it's manufacturer,so plz help me???? - maleeha
  • AOA

    There are some Halal popcorn listed on our website please check it out.

    You have to go their website and write the 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
    09-11-14 02:27:01
  • Assalamualaikum w.b.t. Is the hair product Suavecito halal to use? -Amir, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia- - Amir
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-10-14 23:43:18
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu sir is amul butter milk halaal it says Pasteurized Buttermilk meets the PFA standards and its composition is as follows Nutritional InformationNutritional Information* Amount per 100 g Energy, kcal26 Energy from Fat, kcal9 Total Fat, g1 Saturated fat,g0.5 Cholesterol, mg3 Total Carbohydrate, g2.3 Added Sugar, g0 Protein, g2.1 Calcium, mg91 Sodium, mg30 Phosphorous, mg79 Thiamine, mcg25 Riboflavin, mcg73 Niacin, mcg61 Folic acid, mcg4.5 *Approx. values - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui
  • AOA

    I have no information because I do not know how they make buttermilk if they curd milk with lemon juice or vinegar or any acid then it will be Halal. I need to the full ingredient of it. The nutritional information does not tell whether it is Halal or not only ingredients give some inforamtion. So please do not send me the nutritional analysis of any product.

     


    Category: General Question
    09-09-14 22:17:44
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu Soap undergoes tremendous changes from its original substance, hence all soap will be permissible to use for Muslims. ‘Allamah Ibn Aabedeen says: We recognize that the changing of the original state of a substance is necessarily followed by the change in the qualities of the substance. We now come to the point whether the cause for the changes in the substance is purity or public predicament. Allamah Ibn Aabedeen rules that the actual case is public predicament and cites the example of soap made from impure oil which is pure because of public predicament.  What is your comment on this??? - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui
  • AOA

    Please kindly send this article to him it from our subsection Fiqah & Science at FAQ section:

    Bar Soap

    THERE IS NO PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHANGES (TABDEELE MAHIYA) DURING THE PROCESSING OF PORK GELATIN AND BAR SOAPS MADE FROM PIG FAT

    There is lot of discussion among Muslims living in western countries about physical and chemical changes of Haram raw materials during the manufacturing of food products, such as Type A gelatin from pig source, or emulsifiers such as Mono & Diglycerides from pork fat and personal care items such as bar soaps made from pork fat or glycerin. Several Muslims are quoting Fatwa?s (Fatwa is a legal statement in Islam, issued by a Mufti or a religious lawyer, on a specific issue) which were issued 50-60 years back, to justify to consume or use them due to physical and chemical changes occur during their processing.

    There is no doubt about the following physical and chemical changes or Tabdeele Mahiya of Haram raw material to Halal products. This includes production of vinegar from alcohol, falling of pig in a salt mine and becoming part of salt mine, bone ash, tanning of dead animal skin. These Tabdeele Mahiya cases are acceptable to majority of Islamic scholars.

    But few things such as vinegar from wine, pig gelatin, bar soaps made with pork fat are not acceptable according to scientific facts and opinions of several Islamic scholars. Since some of the fatwa?s are issued 50-60 years back, it seems that no assistance from Muslim scientists was used to check it out scientifically.

    Requirements for Tabdeele mahiya are (1) complete change from originality to new things which are not present in the original material (2) change in the name (3) Complete conversion of basic components of a raw material to a complete new product containing new components and several others. The common understanding about change in the original status is that it should not contain original components. Some Islamic scholars do not pay attention to this fact and consider that any chemical changes or reactions result in a new composition, which is not true. Let us discuss this in detail:

    Bar soap from Pig fat and other fat based ingredients:

    Bar soaps are made from animal fat or vegetable oils or their fatty acids by reacting them with inorganic water-soluble alkali salt or bases. The source of fat is mutton or beef tallow or pork fat but glycerin is also added besides stearic acid (fat based).

    The animal fat or vegetable oil is made of distinctive mixture of several different triglycerides. A triglyceride molecule consists of one molecule of glycerin to which three fatty acid molecules are attached, and these fatty acids are specific to different type of triglycerides. Fatty acids are the basic components of any fat. During manufacturing of bar soaps, fats or oil are heated with liquid alkali, such as sodium hydroxide or caustic soda or potassium hydroxide or caustic potash to yield neat soap, water and glycerin. This process is known as saponification of fat or oil. During this process, the basic components fatty acids are transferred without change in its composition from triglyceride to alkali making neat soap (combination of alkali and fatty acid). Neutralization with alkali is also used to produce neat soap. The neat soap is dried and made into pellets, then glycerin and other ingredients are added, and then mixture is extruded to make bar soaps. If the bar soap is made from pork fat then nothing happens to its basic components fatty acids, it remains as it is, same as in pork fat. So bar soap manufacturing process is not the example of Tabdeele Mahiya. The emulsifiers and mono and diglycerides also fall under this category.

    On the other hand in manufacturing of distilled white vinegar, dilute ethyl alcohol is converted to acetic acid, water, and a very minute amount of unconverted dilute ethyl alcohol. Tabdeele Maheyia applies here in the case of dilute ethyl alcohol, which is converted to new material acetic acid and water by acetobacter bacteria. The name is changed from dilute ethyl alcohol to vinegar. Distilled white vinegar is Halal but raw material ethyl alcohol is not Halal.

    In the case of wine vinegar, the table wine contains 12.2% ethyl alcohol by volume or 9.9% by weight, 85% water, 4% carbohydrate, 0.1% protein and volatile wine flavoring compounds. In wine, only alcohol is subjected for change by acetobacter bacteria to acetic acid and water. So wine vinegar contains acetic acid, water and rest of the above thing, unconverted small amount of wine and wine flavors which are the result of wine making. Imam Shaafi RA does not consider it as Halal. Presence of unconverted wine, wine flavoring compounds are the scientific basis for its not being consider as Halal.

    Liquid raw materials are best suitable for Tabdeele Mahiya compare to solids. So it is very important to use scientific facts in deciding the Tabdeele Mahiya of Haram raw materials for the processing of food products, food ingredients and personal care items.

     

     


    Category: General Question
    09-09-14 19:51:45
  • I wanted to know if there are any natural sweeteners that are Halal. I do not want to use too much sugar or artificial sweeteners such as sweet and low or sucrose. Do you have any suggestions? - Naemah Sarmad
  • AOA

    You can use 100% natural Halal juice for sweetness.


    Category: General Question
    09-09-14 13:25:46
  • i have read that tartic acid is haraam in europe, but im confused as tartic acid is in baking powder regardless, does this mean baking podwer is haraam in europe aswell? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I do not know how they combine a alkali (baking powder) and an acid in one product as soon as they mix the react and release CO2. We never have in USA. I do not know how Tartaric Acid made in UK. In USA it is made with unfermented damage grapes.


    Category: General Question
    09-09-14 10:50:54
  • I received Oolong tea from CHINA. My Father bought this tea from China for me. I have to confirm that, this Oolong Tea is HALAL or HARAM.. - Usama Shahid
  • AOA

    If the ingredients say 100% tea then it is Halal otherwise not.


    Category: General Question
    09-09-14 08:21:33
  • Does fair & lovely contains pig fat? - Rizwan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-09-14 06:56:00
  • Is Frey chocolate halal? - Kadir Haseken
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-09-14 01:03:24
  • Assalamuailaikum. Is both 'fair n lovely' cream is halal or haram?? Coz I heard it was made from pig fats or pig skin juice .. Kindly request you to inform me as soon as possible. Thank you - shaheed
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-08-14 21:13:08
  • are these ingredients halal? why not? Enriched Corn Meal (Corn Meal, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Thiamin Monoitrate, Riboflavin, and Frolic Acid), Vegetable Oil (Contains one or more of the following: corn, soybean, or sunflower oil), Whey, Salt, Cheddar Cheese, (Cultured Milk, Salt, Enzymes). Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Maltodextrin, Disodium Phosphate, Sour Cream (Cultured Cream, Nonfat Milk), Artificial Flavor, Monosodium Glutmate, Lactic Acid, Artificial Colors (Including Yellow 6), and Citric Acid. Contains Milk Ingredients. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol then it is not Halal. Artificial flavor may contain alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    09-08-14 14:44:43
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu Sir is amul cheese spread halaal it contains the following ingredients milk solids,cheese, common salt,coriander, green chilli paste, stabilizer and emulsifier (471,331,339),class 2 preservatives(234 200) It has a green dot on it. - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-07-14 22:21:39
  • Is feta cheese halal - Nazma wozeer
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    09-07-14 18:03:18
  • Assalamu Alaikum, I need to see a dentist as soon as possible for extraction and decay treatment. Is there anything that I should be careful about in regards to the halal status of things that they use for the treatment? I would be thankful if you could let me know in case you know anything about this issue. Jazakallah - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information. I do not know what they use.

     


    Category: General Question
    09-07-14 08:03:08
  • Is Reko pizzelle cookies Halaal does all the ingredients in this cookies are Halaal. - Sumayya Desai
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    09-07-14 07:16:48
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, and all blessings and peace upon our master Muhammad, his Folk, Companions and those who follow their noble way, Assalamu alaikum, Yes it is permitted to use deodorants and creams containing alcohol, as it is invariably synthetic alcohol and not the khamr (wine) that is absolutely impermissible and filthy. Non-wine alcohol is not ritually impure. As a result, it is permitted in external uses, such as in perfumes and soaps. [Mufti Taqi Usmani, Takmilat Fath al-Mulhim; Shaykh Mustafa Zarqa, Fatawa] However, it is more religiously precautious not to, because of the difference of opinion about it. According to the Indian Hanafi scholars, the fatwa in our times is that synthetic alcohol (and all alcohol not considered ‘khamr’) is tahir (pure), and permitted to use and consume AS LONG AS: (a) it is not used as an intoxicant; (b) it is not used as intoxicants as used (i.e. for alcoholic consumption, even a little); (c) it is not used in an amount that intoxicates; (d) it is not used in vain (lahw). This was Mufti Mahmoud Ashraf Usmani’s explanation, and it is supported by many fatwas in the great Indian Hanafi fatwa references of the 20th Century. This is the position of Imam Abu Hanifa himself. Later scholars said that the fatwa was on the position of Imam Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani, Abu Hanifa’s student, that all alcohol is najis and haram, even in small quantities, because of widespread fitna. In our times, because of the widespread use of alcohol in all sorts of things, it has become very difficult to avoid. This is why great Hanafis of our times gave the abovementioned fatwa. SIR I GOT THIS FROM A REPUTED HANAFI SITE WHICH CAN BE TRUSTED ALHAMDULILLAH WHAT IS YOUR ANSWER ON THIS FATWA?? - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui
  • AOA

    ontroversy on Alcohol from other than grape, date and barley

    Controversy on Alcohol from other than grape, date and barley

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

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


    Allah Most High says: 


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


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


    However, if the alcohol is extracted and derived from other than grapes, dates and barley, then there is a difference of opinion between the scholars with regards to its ruling. Imam Abu Hanifa Imam Abu Yusuf (Allah have mercy on them both)

    from the Hanafi school are of the view that it will be permissible to consume such alcohol for medication purposes or to gain energy (and not for pleasure and enjoyment) as long as it does not intoxicate. 


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


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

    argument on the following two Hadiths: 


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


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


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


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


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

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


    “Fatwa is given on the view of Imam Muhammad and this is also the position held by the other three Imams (i.e. Shafi’i, Malik Ahmad), due to the Hadith “Every intoxicant is Khamr and every intoxicant is unlawful (haram)” (recorded by Imam Muslim), and also the Hadith: “Whatever intoxicates in large quantities, then a small quantity of it is also forbidden” (recorded by Ahmad, Ibn Majah al-Darqutni and he classed it as authentic…..The (hanafi) scholars have stated that the

    Fatwa of prohibition given in our times is due to widespread Fitna….meaning, due to the fact that most people now consume these beverages for the purpose of pleasure and not to gain strength for worship, they have been forbidden altogether”.

    (Radd al-Muhtar ala al-Durr al-Mukhtar, 6/454-455). 


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


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

     

    MCG comments:

     

    Based on above article the Hanafi ulema from England, South Africa and some in USA says any alcohol obtained other than grape, date and barley is consider "Synthetic Alcohol" and can be consumed by Muslims. Technically this is a complete wrong definition because if alcohol obtained from corn then it is consider as synthetic alcohol according above ulema. But the process to obtain alcohol from corn is all natural and it is not synthetic. The alcohol obtained from corn is a result of yeast fermentation of corn. Where corn starch is breakdown to simple sugar then enzyme Zymase from yeast cells breaks the sugar to alcohol and carbon dioxide and it is all natural process. According above ulema  the corn alcohol should be consider as synthetic alcohol because it is not obtained from grape, date and barley.

     

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

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

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

    Now a days there are Halal foods are available to provide source of energy to do Ibadah.

     

    Here MCG's ulema fatwa on alcohol:

     

    FATWA FROM DARUL IFTA JAMIA NIZAMIA HYDERABAD, INDIA ON ALCOHOL

    Jamia Nizamia has issued the following Fatwa on Alcohol:

    Although there is difference of opinion among ulema about alcohol being consider as wine but

    according to "Mufti Ba Qhool" (saying of Mufti) anything which causes intoxication in large or small

    quantity is consider as Haram. So use of alcohol is prohibited.

    MCG considers alcohol from any source as Haram.

    The following information are obtained from internet regarding synthetic alcohol:

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

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

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

    BACKGROUND:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    POLICY:

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

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

    03/05/14

    Category: General Question
    09-07-14 01:43:46
  • Assalamou alikum Is Dr.Oetker Ristante pizza spinaci pizza halal? Plz answer Jzk - fatima
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    09-06-14 18:24:31
  • Hi, I come to this website often and I just realized that maybe you guys follow a different set of rules than me. I don't know much about the differences but do you follow the Sunni hanafi madhab? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    You have to visit "MCG Halal Certification" then go MCG standard and see our criteria for Halal food. All MCG ulema are Hanafi.


    Category: General Question
    09-06-14 17:13:49
  • Iphone app crash eveytime I open. Running iphone 4 on ios 6.1.3 - Mokhdzir
  • AOA

    I have a meeting with our web developer and I will mentioned to him your issue.


    Category: General Question
    09-06-14 04:37:05
  • are the mc donalds french fries in india halal? - tanveer ahmed
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    09-05-14 20:46:11
  • working or doing job in dunkin donuts is halal? - tanveer ahmed
  • AOA

    Please ask this question to a Islamic Scholar.


    Category: General Question
    09-05-14 20:38:59
  • Asalamualkum, I inquired to Chipotle abt the pinto beans and below is the response I got: Thanks for reaching out! You'll be happy to know that our pinto beans do not contain bacon or any other meat. While they did originally contain pork, we removed it last year so that folks from all over the dietary spectrum can enjoy it. Hope this helps! - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is true they removed the pork but I have to see the complete ingredients and change the status if they are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    09-05-14 13:34:33
  • Hi, I checked the ingredients for pinto beans from chipotle and it didnt state that is has pork bacon. Please confirm - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have to check myself and if it is real Halal then I will change the status. I do not have their ingredients list.


    Category: General Question
    09-05-14 12:55:23
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu sir can i.know that u mentioned all.parle biscuits are halaal are all parle chocolates and cadburies also halaal?? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Please go to Indian Food under Food Product section of our website you can see the list of Halal Parley Biscuits.


    Category: General Question
    09-04-14 10:36:25
  • I need to know is mic Donald fish burger and French fries are halal - Samreen
  • AOA

    Please check them under Chain Restaurant under Food Product section on our website.


    Category: General Question
    09-03-14 17:12:03
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu sir there is a product it contains LIQUID GLUCOSE,JAGGERY AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOURING SUBSTANCES Is this product halaal??? - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui
  • AOA

    I do not know JAGGERY AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOURING SUBSTANCES in India but Liquid Glucose is Halal.

    HALAL STATUS SYMBOLS

     


    Category: General Question
    09-03-14 01:44:54
  • during the process of carrageenan thru the alcohol the alcohol is recycled for economic purposes, so since the alcohol is retracted from the carrageenan isnt it halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    No, according to ulema adding alcohol to Halal food or ingredient resulted in losing Halal status of fodd or ingredient no matter alcohol was taken out.


    Category: General Question
    09-02-14 12:58:39
  • AOA, please tell me if essential everyday brand salted butter is halal??? In ingredients there are only mentioned cream sugar n salt. N i buy it from a hala store thinking it would definitely b halal. - Rabia
  • AOA

    Salted butter from any brand is Halal because it is made with cream and salt.


    Category: General Question
    09-02-14 06:57:55
  • Glysolid cream halal? - farouq shekh
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-02-14 04:11:35
  • can we Muslims eat squid - NADEEM SHAIKH
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-02-14 03:20:49
  • Is land o lakes white American cheese permissible to consume by Muslims? - F
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    09-01-14 17:33:49
  • Is five guys haram or halal? Because a fellow muslim I know told me the meat five guys use is Kosher. I would like to know if Muslims can eat five guys meat or not - Mohammad Pirzada
  • AOA

    I have no information. But Kosher meat is not Halal. I do not think they serve kosher meat.


    Category: General Question
    09-01-14 15:48:43
  • Is dove, pantene shampoo and conditioner are halal? - mimiazmira
  • AOA

    Please search under non food section.


    Category: General Question
    08-31-14 23:35:55
  • Is peak milk halal or not - Alee
  • AOA

    Whole milk, 2%, 1% fat free milk from any brand is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    08-31-14 22:19:26
  • Please correct your information about sarrgento cheese products. As you show the reason for there product haram is that they have not shown kosher symbol but this does not explain the product to be haram as they have written on there web site that " No, our products aren’t kosher because their production isn’t supervised and certified by a rabbi. If, however, you’re asking about the sources of our enzymes, none of our products contain pork enzymes. In fact, the only Sargento natural cheeses that may contain animal enzymes are those that contain Romano or Asiago cheeses. Those include: Artisan Blends Shredded Parmesan & Romano Cheese, Chef Blends Shredded 6 Cheese Italian, Shredded Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Italian and Tastings Medium Asiago Cheese. The cheese dip in our non-refrigerated MooTown Snacks, Cheese Dip & Cracker Sticks, Cheese Dip & Pretzel Sticks and Cheese Dip & Crackers, is made with beef rennet" This means despite kosher not mentioned but most of there cheese are halal. - Irum
  • AOA

    Please read MCG requirements for a Cheese. Rennet enzyme is not only thing to decide the Halal status of a cheese. MCG requirements for Halal cheese is based on my education and my work experience in several cheese plants. If you think you can trust whatever they said on their website (Even they do not know the Halal requirements for a Cheese) you can consume their cheese based on your own knowldge but do not ask me to change it not Halal status to Halal. I do not force Muslims to follow my recommendations and every Muslim is free to choose whatever he likes.

    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
    08-31-14 16:14:17
  • Is there any haram ingredient in sensodyne tooth paste? - wajeha khan
  • AOA

    Please check it at non food section.


    Category: General Question
    08-31-14 07:00:09
  • Assalamualikum.wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu sir as u have mentioned in one of your answer that u useto eat dalda ghee sir can i know is dalda ghee halaal?? And is the home made ghee which is sold in hyderabad in many houses as "Asli Ghee" is that ghee halaal?? - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    08-31-14 05:16:21
  • Whatotherproductsofsantoorrangeareavailable? - Ramees karunakarath
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    08-31-14 00:45:03
  • Is marks & spencer butterscotch sweets halal? - nadia
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    08-30-14 21:44:53
  • i want to know is unilever ice creams in UAE is certified or not for muslims - azwan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    08-30-14 12:39:21
  • Assalamu alaikum brother, please solve my question, after marridge ORAL SEX with my wife is halal or haram? kya ORAL SEX jayaz hai ya najayaz? Please help me this question? jazak Allahu khairan kaseer. - Ashraf
  • AOA

    Ask this question to a Islamic Scholar because I am not a Islamic scholar.


    Category: General Question
    08-29-14 22:44:43
  • Please tell me the halal aqua shampoos name. If there is any i would like to know. - Tulay
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    08-29-14 19:44:18
  • Is rimmel cosmetic halal or haram - Nadeem
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    08-29-14 13:00:42
  • how does kosher symbols look like? - arif
  • AOA


    Category: General Question
    08-29-14 11:56:01
  • I hAve baby boy. :using gold in 40 th day of birth. What is the hukum( haram or halal)? Plz explain? - ishaque p
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    08-29-14 11:44:22
  • Dear mister/madam, we would like to know if butyric alcohol and amylic alcohol (flavours substances) are halal. Thank you very much! - Marlis Vera Hoff
  • AOA

    Butyric alcohol is used in many alcoholic beverages and it is very toxic. It is differrent in chemical structure from ethano. Butyric alcohol is not as ethanol non intoxicant but toxic. It is Halal and same thing with amylic alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    08-29-14 09:38:15
  • Have you heard of the j&j fish franchise in chicago,if so,do they serve halal,I can only think of one thing that would concern me is though and that is if the flour they use to fry their chicken is gluten free and if those pizza puffs they sell have pork remains inside them. - Bobby
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    08-29-14 01:35:13
  • is 5 gum halal at Woolworths or anywhere else - zachariah
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    08-29-14 01:05:09
  • Is little Caesars cheese pizza halal? - Aisha
  • AOA

    The cheese is mushbooh.


    Category: General Question
    08-28-14 20:26:05
  • asalam-o-alaikoom, i wanted to know if seaweed is halal. - sofia
  • AOA

    Only 100% seaweed is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    08-27-14 21:38:25
  • May Allah recover you soon... My dua is with you - Anonymous user
  • Assalam O Alaikum

    Thank very much for your dua Ameen because I need it will take another month to recover.


    Category: General Question
    08-27-14 13:12:11
  • What is the symbol of kosher? - Anonymous user
  • AOA


    Category: General Question
    08-27-14 04:34:18
  • What is the brand of soap and shampoo without alcohol and perfume - Zakout
  • 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
    08-27-14 03:45:54
  • Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Sir I wrote an email to a company Dabur asking them about their product Dabur Amla Hair Oil and the email is as follows Sir,I bought dabur Amla Hair oil and i wanted to know that whether your product contains any ALCOHOL?? if so which Alcohol?? And does the FRAGRANCE used in your hair oil contain any ALCOHOL??? Pls if your product contain any alcohol mention their names. AND THEIR REPLY IS AS FOLLOWS Dear Mr. Farooqui, We appreciate your interest in Dabur India Ltd and your continued support for our products. Let me also take this opportunity to assure you that all our products go through stringent quality checks to ensure that consumers always get best-in-class products. “We do not use any alcohol” Hope this addresses your concern. Warm regards Consumer Cell Dabur India Ltd.              Sir now I want to know that whether my question toDabur India Ltd was appropriate asking them for Alcohol.And can we use their products??And if the product is halaal pls publish this email in your non food section or news section as this company is one of the leading company in India. - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui.
  • AOA

    You can use it.


    Category: General Question
    08-27-14 00:24:15
  • Is the Betty Crocker artificially flavored German chocolate cake mix halal - Anonymous user
  • AOA

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


    Category: General Question
    08-26-14 20:18:10
  • AOA, could you please tell us that if all the kosher signs are reliable for Muslims too and specially the "COR" one. Also would like to know if Pizza Pizza in canada is halal or not, and Burger King's milk shakes are halal or haram. Will be grateful, thank you in advance. - Mrs. Ahmed
  • AOA

    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). 

    COR is a orthodox kosher organization in Canada but they Halal only if they meet above Halal crietria. I have no information about Pizza Pizza, Burger King shakes but I advise you to avoid both.


    Category: General Question
    08-26-14 18:30:22
  • Asalamu alaikum varahmatullah. when will the section for indians start? you told after ramzan. we are waiting for that. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I am recovering from two right foot surgeries since June so whenever I have time I will fill the section with data.


    Category: General Question
    08-26-14 17:14:46
  • According to this statement can we say that einstein bagels are halal since they do not use L Cystein which made of animal source anymore? Einstein Bros Back to Top Statement made by: Tekia Welch, Guest Services, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. Date: March 1, 2013 "I am now pleased to say that we have finalized a transition over to a synthetic form of L Cysteine in our bagel recipes. At this time all bagels we produce for Einstein Bros. and Noah’s are made with a synthetic form of L Cysteine that does not contain duck feathers, however, the Kettleman-style boiled bagels in our Portland locations continue to use a form of L Cysteine derived from duck feathers as we are using the original Kettleman’s recipe and have not altered the formulation." - Rashad Ismayilov
  • AOA

    It is possible they may have bagel mix in use made with duck feather L-Cyteine. The requirements for Halal bagels are that all the ingredients are kosher certified, no alcohol in flavor, no human hair or duck feather L-cystine and should made with all Halal ingredients. I have no information about ingredients and kosher certification of their bagel. So I can not say they are Halal or not.


    Category: General Question
    08-26-14 08:25:53
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu sir u mentioned in one of your answers that weikfield custard powder is halaal .is it halaal?? - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui
  • AOA

    If it is made with artificial vanilla flavor or vanillin then it is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    08-25-14 21:47:56
  • Asalam u alikum, Can you tell me if these are halal or not, They are two different products, because they have little different ingredients in them https://www.gardengrocer.com/products/index/1/5283-nabisco-wheat-thins-crackers-sundried-tomato-basil-15oz-box http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nabisco-Wheat-Thins-Sundried-Tomato-Basil-Snacks-9-oz/20897693 Jazak Allah Khayr. Thank you very much. - Muhammad Usman
  • 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
    08-25-14 16:18:24
  • part of ingredient on a packet of pizza is cheese. i am not sure whether the cheese is halal although it says suitible for vegetarians on the packet - fahad
  • AOA

    If it does not contain these ingredients the you can consume:

    (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
    08-25-14 13:35:01
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu siri wrote to weikfield about their custard powder asking them whether they use any alcohol in there vanilla custard powder which contains nature-artificial identical flavour and i wrote that the product may contain alcohol in liquid form but when it is powdered the alcohol gets evaporated so they replied that thank u u studied our product we inform u that our product weikfield vanilla custard powder dosen't contain ANY ALCOHOL. Sir my question to u is that whether my question was appropriate to meet halaal conditions and is this product halaal??? If not pls mention some halaal custard powder companies. - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui
  • AOA

    I do not understand what they are saying. They are saying alcohol was there then evaporated then they said their custard does not contain alcohol.

    Please write to them and ask" Is natute-artificial identical flavor is Vanillin or natural vanilla flavor. If they say vanillin then custard powder is Halal and if they say natural vanilla flavor then the custard powder is not Halal.

    terminology regarding natural flavor and identicalnatural flavor used in Europe and Australia

    Food companies in USA and Canada donot use the word "Natural Identical Flavor" instead Natural flavor is used. But in Europe and Australia following termeinology is used for flavors:

    Type

    Description

    Natural flavoring substances

    Flavoring substances obtained from plant or animal raw materials, by physical, microbiological or enzymatic processes. They can be either used in their natural state or processed for human consumption, but cannot contain any nature-identical or artificial flavoring substances.

    Nature-identicalflavoring substances

    Flavoring substances that are obtained by synthesis or isolated through chemical processes, which are chemically and organoleptically identical to flavoring substances naturally present in products intended for human consumption. They cannot contain any artificial flavoring substances.

    Artificial flavoring substances

    Flavoring substances not identified in a natural product intended for human consumption, whether or not the product is processed. These are typically produced by fractional distillation and additional chemical manipulation of naturally sourced chemicals, crude oil or coal tar. Although they are chemically different, in sensory characteristics are the same as natural ones. (From Australian Food Standards Guidelines andThe Flavourings in Food Regulations, Amended 1994 of UK)

    02/10/14

    Category: General Question
    08-25-14 10:53:14
  • I am having a hard time finding Halal gum. What brand is halal and may I have the name? - Khadija Akhtar
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    08-23-14 10:43:16
  • Is the chesse pizza at Mr Gattis Halal. - Khadija Akhtar
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    08-23-14 10:36:00
  • As-salamu alaikum. I recently came across an article stating that sugar contains pig blood. Is there any validity to that? - Aishah
  • AOA

    It is not true.


    Category: General Question
    08-23-14 09:28:12
  • We are in India and it is very difficult to know which food is halal. Do you have any website regarding halal foods in India? - Asheek
  • AOA

    I do not know any website but we have few products on website under Indian food whcih I slowly adding more products.


    Category: General Question
    08-23-14 09:04:55
  • Assalamu alaikum, Is it right that many juices are cleared with gelatin to filter the turbid materials? Thank you! - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    So far it is done in apple juice in USA.


    Category: General Question
    08-23-14 06:09:56
  • Assalamu alaikum, Are Vanillin sugar and Vanilla beans halal? JazakAllahu khair! - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If sugar is added to vanillin then it is Halal. 100% un processe vanilla beans from their plant are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    08-22-14 10:14:20
  • What is pork? - Ahmad
  • AOA

    Pork is the meat of pig. It is Haram.


    Category: General Question
    08-21-14 22:30:39
  • I have kids in school and would like to know if there is anywhere I can find halal ( zabiha) turkey breast. Any kind of lunch meat basically to make lunchable type lunches. Jazakoum'Allah khayr! - Fatima Diallo
  • AOA

    Please contact www.midamarhalal.com/Product/Turkey/Halal-Turkey ask wheather turkey is hand slaughtered or machine.


    Category: General Question
    08-21-14 13:42:49
  • Are all cold drinks(eg pepsi,coca cola...) halal or haram? - Md rabiul islam
  • AOA

    Only pepsi is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    08-20-14 19:34:59
  • As salamualikum....pls tell me dat lipsticks from brands lyk mac, borjois, inglot, l'oreal, dior,YSL r halal or not.....secondly lipstick containing benzyl alcohol is halal or not?? - hijab fatima
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    08-20-14 19:09:51
  • Cocoa butter hand and lotion halal? It contains propylene glycol,stearyl alcohol, yellow 5 & 6, red 40 .... Are these ingredients halal? - Mehtab
  • AOA

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


    Category: General Question
    08-20-14 18:25:32