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Recent Questions:

  • Does sundown naturals hair, skin, and nails vitamin contain pork gelatin? It is not a gel capsule it is a caplet - T. Santiago
  • AOA

    I have no information. But please do not use any thing with gelatin, only fish gelatin is Halal and it has to say fish gelatin under ingredients.


    Category: General Question
    03-31-15 07:25:38
  • i have ask the pizz hut about their cheese and they sadi that thei cheese is not kosher not halal.so i want to tell that its not musbooh its haram thanks - saba
  • AOA

    It is mashbooh and will not be recommended for Muslims.


    Category: General Question
    03-29-15 16:31:52
  • I want to know that if we use alcohol purfume or spray on our body,without bathing we pray or not?some one said that alcohol is finish after some time - sonia
  • AOA

    If spray alcohol containing perfume then your prayers are not accepted according to ulema.


    Category: General Question
    03-29-15 14:43:05
  • I wanted to ask abour the Knorr Maggi Noodles, and other Knorr Products? Are they halal? - أمة الحنان
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-29-15 12:32:57
  • Is carrageenan halaal if there is a kosher symbol on the product? JazakAllah khair - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is still not Halal even if it has kosher symbol. It is only Halal if no ethyla alcohol is used during processing.


    Category: General Question
    03-29-15 11:24:53
  • Assalaamu 'alaikum. I have 2 questions; 1: Is niacin halaal if there is a kosher symbol on the package? 2: Do Oreo Smile Chocolate Sandwich Cookies contain traces of alcohol and are they halaal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    The answer to first question is yes for second question if it is made with natural and artificial flavor then it contains alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    03-29-15 11:18:46
  • Does every product that contains natural flavor contain alcohol? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Majority, some natural flavors are Vanilla or Vanilla flavor unless the manufacturer say otherwise.


    Category: General Question
    03-27-15 21:27:39
  • Assalaamu alaykum, Is chocolate halaal? After the fermentation they do? I read something like that the cocoa beans are encased together in something like banana leaves, or in a large wooden box. They let it sit for about fiveish days and it goes through a fermentation process. Sugars > Alcohol? Then they drain the liquefied pulp. Please explain, if possible. Thanks. - Abdullaah
  • AOA

    " Fermentation can be carried out in a variety of ways, but all methods depend on removing the beans from the pods and heaping them together to allow micro-organisms to develop and initiate the fermentation of the pulp surrounding the beans. Fermentation can be carried out in a variety of ways, but all methods depend on removing the beans from the pods and heaping them together to allow micro-organisms to develop and initiate the fermentation of the pulp surrounding the beans. In plantations or fermentaries, fermentation is normally carried out in large wooden boxes that typically hold 1 to 2 tonnes of beans. The boxes must have provision for the liquefied pulp to drain away and for entry of air. The fermentation process begins with the growth of micro-organisms. In particular, yeasts grow on the pulp surrounding the beans. The yeasts convert the sugars in the pulp surrounding the beans to ethanol. Bacteria then start to oxidise the ethanol to acetic acid and then to carbon dioxide and water, producing more heat and raising the temperature. The pulp starts to break down and drain away during the second day. Lactic acid, which converts the alcohol to lactic acid in anaerobic conditions, is produced but, as the acetic acid more actively oxidises the alcohol to acetic acid. The acetic acid and high temperatures kill the cocoa bean by the second day. The death of the bean causes cell walls to break down and previously segregated substances to mix. This allows complex chemical changes to take place in the bean such as enzyme activity, oxidation and the breakdown of proteins into amino acids. These chemical reactions cause the chocolate flavour and colour to develop. The length of fermentation varies depending on the bean type, Forastero beans require about 5 days and Criollo beans 2-3 days. Following fermentation the beans are dried. The oxidation reactions begun through fermentation continue during drying (from International Cocoa Organization)."

    First sugar of the pulp not beans is converted to ethanol which then converted to acetic acid and water, this is the same way the vinegar is made from alcohol this process is calkled Tabdeele Mahiya in Islamic Sharia. The strong cell wall of cocoa beans protect inside of the beans from alcohol leaching into it. Then after all ethanol or alcohol converted to acetic acid and water then beans start to repture and biochemical changes occur for cocoa which has effect on the flavor chocolate the end product.

    I hope you understand the biochemistry of cocoa beans. The articles on internet makes many Muslims confused about the Halal status of cocoa beans, cocoa butter and chocolate. This is a natural process a gift from Allah to all Muslims to eat Halal food only.

    The bottom line is that fermentation occur on pulp surrounding the beans not in beans itself. So cocoa beans and chocolate made from cocoa beans are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-27-15 19:56:10
  • is neutrogena visibly clear désincrustant points noirs halal? - ibtissem
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-27-15 14:40:25
  • are loreal and maybeline cosmetics products halal or haram - anassaifi
  • 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
    03-27-15 08:57:48
  • Which Doritos flavor are haram - Zaineb
  • AOA

    Only Dorito Toasted Corn Chips are Halal because it has a triangle K kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: General Question
    03-26-15 16:06:59
  • Is gerber all natural baby food halal? - vinter
  • AOA

    I just updated all Gerber products today. Please write Gerber under search then on right click Food Product by brand then click Show Only Halal then search.


    Category: General Question
    03-26-15 12:15:14
  • Is riboflavin halal if there is kosher symbol on package? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Yes, also if it is a part of any flour enrichment then it is also Halal. Riboflavin used as a nutrient in vitamins stores has to have a kosher symbol.


    Category: General Question
    03-26-15 10:59:13
  • This was the answer by pepsico india of the question i asked them in the way it is given on the homepage of MCG website:- "Dear Mr. Ahzam, We are in receipt of your email below and thank you very much for writing to us. We would like to assure that the food products manufactured by PepsiCo are from best quality ingredient including Spices in natural form & Flavours used. All PepsiCo products are labelled in accordance to the Packaging & Labelling guidelines by FSSAI. All our Product label provide list of all ingredients used to manufacture product, including listing of spices used. To answer your specific query, Flavours used in Lays – American Style Cream & Onion Product are alcohol free." PLEASE ASSURE ME THAT IS LAYS CREAM N ONION PERMISSIBLE TO EAT Mir Ahzam Maqbool - Mir Ahzam Maqbool
  • AOA

    Does it a Green dot or a statement "Suitable for Vegetarian" if not then they are not Halal. I am guessing whey may be used in those chips.


    Category: General Question
    03-26-15 07:08:36
  • Assalaamu 'alaikum. If a food product contains traces of alcohol, would you consider it halaal? JazakAllah Khair b - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    No, it will be Haram too according to this Hadith:

    A little bit of intoxicant/Alcohol is haram too:

    Narrated Aisha, Ummul Muminin RA:

    I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) say: Every intoxicant is forbidden; if a faraq of anything causes intoxication, a handful of it is forbidden. ( Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 26:Drinks (Kitab Al-Ashribah)

    Narrated Umm Salamah RA, Ummul Muminin RA:

    The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) forbade every intoxicant and everything which produces languidness. (Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 28:Drinks (Kitab Al-Ashribah) 3678 )


    Category: General Question
    03-25-15 18:20:46
  • Are ramen noodles haram - mah jabeen
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-25-15 15:17:46
  • i want to know is nature bounty or nature made brand vitamins halal or haram? - rabia
  • AOA

    If they do not have kosher symbol on the package then they are not Halal. From our Alert section:

    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
    03-25-15 00:39:20
  • Is cheddar cheese string halal? - ali
  • AOA

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


    Category: General Question
    03-24-15 14:59:40
  • Perfectil supplements for hair or skin are halal or not? - S j khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-24-15 06:37:49
  • about nutmeg,io cookis it halal - tasneem
  • AOA

    Ntmeg is a Halal spice and I do not know the other.


    Category: General Question
    03-24-15 02:50:01
  • If use of ethanol is not halal, what is the recommended solvent for making herbal extracts? - N Ananth
  • AOA

    There are many such as water, vegetable fat based glycerin, Acetone and Benzyl Alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    03-23-15 21:43:28
  • is there halal sourdough bread available in USA? - Zehra
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-22-15 22:33:57
  • Can you tell which a good Cookies Halal to buy in USA - Hawra
  • 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
    03-22-15 10:44:56
  • A herbal extract is made using ethanol as solvent. The liquid extract is evaporated completely to remove ethanol and solid herbal product is obtained. The solid herbal product is free from ethanol. Is the solid herbal product halal? - N Ananth
  • AOA

    It does not matter alcohol is evaporated. It is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-22-15 05:55:29
  • Asalam U Alaikum, is Swirl Raisin Cinnamon Bread By Pepperidge halal or haram? I searched your website nd it says different , it says "Raisin Cinnamon Bread By Pepperidge Farm" It doesn't have swirl in it. So is Swirl Raisin Cinnamon Bread By Pepperidge halal or haram Jazak Allah Khayr. - Muhammad Usman
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-21-15 11:36:26
  • I wanted to know if the jack in the box fish sandwiches are halal or not. They provided the indredients of the fish patty, but the ingredients did not have any haram products listed. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-20-15 15:20:04
  • Ethyl alcohol used in spray so is spray is halal ? I use this spray before namaz or all day ? - yasin shaikh
  • AOA

    Ethyl Alcohol spray is Haram you can not perform namaz.


    Category: General Question
    03-20-15 02:45:54
  • is polysorbate medicine halal, can you put on your body and read Namaaz - Hamidha
  • AOA

    Polysorbate is a an emulsifier made either from pork or vegetable fat.


    Category: General Question
    03-19-15 07:19:37
  • is crunchy cheetos are halal - syed mustafa kamal
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-19-15 06:53:43
  • If a product has the kosher symbol and it's vegetarian does it mean it's halal because I have a product that has kosher and vegetarian symbol and has the following ingredients:suger, glucose syrup, hydrogentated vegetable oil, apple juice from concentrate(3%), citric acid, starch, gelling agent(E414,E418), natural flavouring, carrot extract, emulsifier ( E473), color(E133) is this product halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If alcohol is used in natural flavoring and carrot extract then it is not Halla. Only manufacturer knows about it.


    Category: General Question
    03-18-15 10:51:54
  • Is pure cambogia ultra capsules halal ? Pls revert asap... thnx - mustufa
  • AOA

    It may be Haram if pork gelatin was used in capsule.


    Category: General Question
    03-18-15 03:18:25
  • Dasmularistam aurvedic medicine is halal or haram kindly check and confirm... - sarvath
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-16-15 13:08:06
  • please i need to know that indomie noodles is haram or halal i'm trying to find this but there is so many confusion...please confirm....many thanks in advance.... - Mohammad
  • AOA

    In order to find out non popular brand such as Indomie you have to provide detail where it is made who made it and what are ingredients. I am not computer to tell you it is Halal or not. I almost know all US made brands and never come across this brand.


    Category: General Question
    03-16-15 11:23:11
  • There is halal scan program in appStore. Can we trust it? - khadijah
  • AOA

    I have no information. but we have our own "Halal Food" at apple app.


    Category: General Question
    03-14-15 13:53:19
  • I got a mascara with these ingredients Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Water*, Glycerin*, *Iron Oxides, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Beeswax*, Jojoba Esters, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Tapioca Starch*, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract*, Stearic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract*, Cellulose Gum, Glycerin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate May Contain: Titanium Dioxide Is it Halal? - alamrikiyah
  • AOA

    The following are the requirements of Halal cosmetic products:

    1. No animal derived ingredients are used.

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

    3. No Carmine red color is used.

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

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

    6. No alcohol is used in extracts.

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


    Category: General Question
    03-14-15 06:19:12
  • Salam alaikom I wanted to know if the Hebrew national hot dogs are halal. Also if the the great lakes kosher beef gelatin is halal. And when it comes to flavored medicine?? - NE
  • AOA

    They are not Halal. Please Halal hot dogs from Halal meat stores in your town.


    Category: General Question
    03-13-15 13:06:07
  • Asalam U Alaikum, Is this halal or haram? "Mayo with Olive Oil Reduced Fat" by Kraft On your website there are two with same product name, one says it is halal if no alcohol is used, and another one says it is halal. Also on your website says that "UPC 021000026869" is halal, but which I have is "UPC 021000026319" Also it doesn't matter if it has different upc right? , b/c of different sizes they are different right? Jazak Allah Khayr. - Muhammad Usman
  • AOA

    They are two different products when you reduced the fat they fl;avor to it which may contain alcohol.

    halal Mayo with Olive Oil Mayonnaise Kraft   10-10-12
    exclaim Mayo with Olive Oil Reduced Fat Mayonnaise Kraft Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor. 10-10-12

    Category: General Question
    03-13-15 08:39:03
  • Urgent- pls kindly reply asap. Jazakallah khair I would like to inquire about the M &M candies in the USA, you have put them in the halal list. It has quite alot of colourings, are all of them free of using ethanol as a solvent/carrier? Also are all the ingredients derived from a non animal source? May Allah shower you with His Choiciest Blessings for your excellent work and help. Jazakallah khair - m adam
  • AOA

    Alcohol is not used in artificial coloring please follow our website about M & M.


    Category: General Question
    03-12-15 16:36:22
  • Muslim women can shave by razar in her body plz answer me - samrajaveed
  • AOA

    Please contact a Islamic Scholar for your question.


    Category: General Question
    03-12-15 04:14:43
  • Asalam U Alaikum, Is "Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Honey Wheat Bread" Halal or Haram? Ingredients are: WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, WATER, HONEY, WHEAT GLUTEN, YEAST, CHICORY ROOT FIBER, SOYBEAN OIL, SUGARCANE FIBER, CONTAINS 2 PERCENT OR LESS OF: SUGAR UNSULPHURED MOLASSES, CALCIUM PROPIONATE AND SORBIC ACID TO RETARD SPOILAGE, LOWER SODIUM NATURAL SEA SALT, NONFAT MILK*, SALT, BUTTER*, DISTILLED MONOGLYCERIDES, DATEM (DOUGH CONDITIONER), SOY LECTHIN *ADDS A TRIVIAL AMOUNT OF CHOLESTEROL Jazak Allah Khayr. - Muhammad Usman
  • AOA

    If there is no kosher symbol then you have to inquire about source of Monoglyceride, DATEM and whether butter is salted or not. Butter used salted and dough conditioners from vegetable fat then it will be Halal bread.


    Category: General Question
    03-10-15 21:41:53
  • Assalaamu 'alaikum. JazaakAllah for the website . When you have time, please add more Dole juice products. JazakAllah khair - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Insh Allah


    Category: General Question
    03-10-15 17:08:29
  • i want to ask whether anabolic peak by inner armour has halal certification or not? its kind of weight gainer product - muhd faiz fahimi
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-10-15 10:19:00
  • SA, I have an oven previously used for cooking of pork products.I tried to clean it for at least an hour with chemicals.But still oily surfaces inside.I don't know what to do.I can't find halal cakes easily.Am I supposed to use this oven? I am still concerned about the evaporation and air circulation in the oven may touch my food. - kaplan
  • Hi

    If you can not clean the pork material then you can not use for non pork products.


    Category: General Question
    03-09-15 16:36:49
  • Revlon Maybelline and lakme products are halal or not - saher tanweer
  • AOA

    The following are the requirements of Halal cosmetic products:

    1. No animal derived ingredients are used.

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

    3. No Carmine red color is used.

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

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

    6. No alcohol is used in extracts.

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


    Category: General Question
    03-08-15 20:51:49
  • can you please explain why ethyl alcohol is haram even in small quantity when used in both food and non food products? JAZAKALLAH KHAIR - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Ethyl Alcohol is a intoxicant. All intoxicant in Islam are Haram no mather in a very small quantity.

    A little bit of intoxicant/Alcohol is haram too:

    Narrated Aisha, Ummul Muminin RA:

    I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) say: Every intoxicant is forbidden; if a faraq of anything causes intoxication, a handful of it is forbidden. ( Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 26:Drinks (Kitab Al-Ashribah)

    Narrated Umm Salamah RA, Ummul Muminin RA:

    The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) forbade every intoxicant and everything which produces languidness. (Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 28:Drinks (Kitab Al-Ashribah) 3678 )


    Category: General Question
    03-08-15 18:38:10
  • Asalam U Alaikum, I have two question: 1st: On the website it says that Raisin Cinnamon Bread By Pepperidge Farm is Halal. By that you mean Swirl Raisin Cinnamon Bread By Pepperidge is halal right? I am asking because there might be another bread with raisin cinnamon but wihout swirl and have different ingredients, that is why --------------------------- 2nd Question: Is "Swirl Chocolatey Chip by Pepperidge Farm" Halal? The Ingredients are: UNBROMATED UNBLEACHED ENRICHED WHEAT FLOUR (FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), WATER, SUGAR, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, WHEAT FLOUR, SOYBEAN OIL, BROWN SUGAR (SUGAR, INVERT SUGAR, MOLASSES), WHEAT GLUTEN, YEAST, CONTAINS 2 PERCENT OR LESS OF: COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI (DUTCHED), SALT, CANOLA OIL, CHOCOLATE LIQUOR, WHEAT STARCH, NATURAL FLAVORS, DEXTROSE, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, CALCIUM PROPIONATE AND SORBIC ACID TO RETARD SPOILAGE, DATEM (DOUGH CONDITIONER), MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, NONFAT MILK*, CARAMEL COLOR, SOY LECITHIN. *ADDS A TRIVIAL AMOUNT OF CHOLESTEROL Jazak Allah Khayr. - Muhammad Usman
  • AOA

    Swirl Chocolatey Chip by Pepperidge Farm is not Halal because natural flavir is made with alcohol.

    For first question, I have to see my data and if it needed to be corrected then I will do that.


    Category: General Question
    03-08-15 08:27:33
  • Hi Dear, I'm writing you to ask if you would have any contacts for any Halal sport supplements manufacturers world wild. I'll be very grateful for your informations. Regards - Jamal
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-08-15 03:29:41
  • Is daily chef milk halal? - akhtarjamal
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-07-15 19:52:28
  • Asalam U Alaikum, In the website it says that Post Great Grains Raisin Dates Pecan Cereal is halal. There is correction: it is Great Grains raisins dates pecans There is s after raisins and pecans. but in the website there is not. I am telling to help, it is same product right? http://www.postfoods.com/our-brands/great-grains/raisins,-dates-pecans/ http://shop.postfoods.com/Great-Grains-Raisins-Dates-and-Pecans/p/POST-126115&c=PostFoods@GreatGrains Jazak Allah Khayr. - Muhammad Usman
  • AOA

    It is same product, it vdoes not make difference if items switch.


    Category: General Question
    03-07-15 16:50:57
  • Are Nars cosmetic products halal? What ingredients do I need to look for in Nars lipsticks? - Zohra
  • AOA

    The following are the requirements of Halal cosmetic products:

    1. No animal derived ingredients are used.

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

    3. No Carmine red color is used.

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

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

    6. No alcohol is used in extracts.

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


    Category: General Question
    03-07-15 14:55:57
  • IS CONSUMING GEL CAPS CONTAINING BEEF GELATIN OK? PRODUCT IS BY KIRKLAND SIGNATURE SOLD AT COSTCO. - FARNAZ AKHTAR
  • AOA

    It is not Halal according MCG Criteria.


    Category: General Question
    03-07-15 13:28:50
  • Asalam u alaikum Is pepperidge farm swirl chocolatey chip halal or haram It is not on website. Jazak Allah - muhammad usman
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-06-15 19:41:19
  • garnier fairness cream is halal for muslims - sahid
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-06-15 02:54:46
  • About Sunfeast brand by itc company.halal or haram - abdul
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-05-15 08:35:37
  • Seacod capsule is it halal or haram? - Shaziya munshipalkar
  • AOA

    If it is made from pork gelatin then it is Haram.


    Category: General Question
    03-03-15 12:59:45
  • is OmegaK gelatin halal? - A H Abdul Karim
  • AOA

    If gelatin is from pork then it is Haram.


    Category: General Question
    03-03-15 06:06:36
  • Assalam-u-Alaikum, I want to know if there is "Vegan" label on a product and it does not include alcohol or flavors in the ingredients, can that product be considered Halal, or it must have a Kosher certification? if it can not be considered Halal, what is the reason? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    From our Home Page:

    NOT ALL KOSHER CERTIFIED (NON MEAT) OR GREEN DOT ON THE FOOD PACKAGE OR IF IT SAYS SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIAN 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). 

    The Question about Alcohol in any Flavor

    The question about alcohol in flavor is a tricky one because it is a hidden ingredient of the flavor. If you ask alcohol question to non technical consumer department person of a food company, first they look at the ingredients list of the food product and will find no alcohol is mentioned. Then they will say we do not use alcohol in our products because they do not know the alcohol is a hidden ingredient of the flavor. We request Muslim consumers to use the following phrase when asking or writing the question to consumer department of any food company regarding the presence or absence of alcohol in the flavor of a food product.

    " 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
    03-02-15 11:53:52
  • Assalaamualaikum. Insha Allah I will send u the ingredients list of Indian products very soon (may be next month, April). But I cannot do this right now since my examinations are approaching.And you told me that Farooqui Sahab is helping you. I request you to please give me his email id so that we can work together and produce more information about products in India.Finally, I would like to ask you some questions to which you please answer simultaneously.---------------1) Some days ago, I had sent you the list of some Halal certified Indian companies such as Kelloggs, Haldirams, Vadilal Ice Cream etc. But you replied me that the certification process allocated to these companies may not fit Islamic standards such as the mixing of Ethyl Alcohol with flavors. Some days ago you told me that some Halal departments are working in Maharashtra, Delhi and Kerala. So I really did not understand whether the companies like Kelloggs, Haldirams, Vadilal are Halal or Haram. Please clarify this. ------------------2) I read under Fiqah and Science that Denatured Alcohol is permitted if all the ingredients of the products are Halal. So please tell me why you considered Lifebuoy Hand Sanitizer as Haraam. And I feel sorry for mixing the questions under one category (General Question). Jazak Allahu Khairan. - Syed Muteeb
  • AOA

    I know few Halal certifying organization ar4e working in India but I do not know their Halal criteria for Halal status, they may not have a food scientist working for them. Unless they write their Halal Criteria which says no alcohol and other things. Many Halal certifying organization in USA and other part of world Halal certify food products made with alcohol containing flavor. Many Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Indonesia even India consider food products as Halal even they are made with alcohol containing flavor but we do not and this is difference between us and them. I do not trust any Halal certification if I do not know their Halal certeria. Many Halal certifying organization do not works for Muslims they work for themself to get money. There are very few honest Halal certifying organizations in the world.

    Right now I do not have br. Farooqui e-mail address. May be when he see this answer, he might contact you.


    Category: General Question
    03-02-15 10:40:31
  • I wont ask about the creatine they use in supplement for bodybulding is it halal or haram 2- also creatine gluconate - Ahmed
  • AOA

    Creatine is produced by animal body by combining two amino acid. It could be from pork beef or fish. Only fish


    Category: General Question
    03-01-15 16:41:55
  • ASA, I just looked up the ingredients for wendy's cod fish burger,i think they removed L-cystiene. Can you please clarify? These are the ingredients:Cod Fillet: Cod, Water, Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour (flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Modified Corn Starch, Bleached Wheat Flour, Less Than 2% Of The Following: Yellow Corn Flour, Salt, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Leavening (sodium aluminum phosphate, sodium bicarbonate), Soybean Oil, Sugar, Spice, Palm Oil, Disodium Inosinate and Guanylate, Yeast, Malted Barley Flour, Natural Flavor, Sodium Phosphate (to retain moisture), Ascorbic Acid (dough conditioner). Websitehttps://www.wendys.com/redesign/wendys/pdf/en_US_nutrition.pdf - MANSOOB RIZVI
  • AOA

    They are mashbooh because Disodium Inosinate and Guanylate is a mashbooh ingredient require kosher certification. They may use alcohol in natural flavor.


    Category: General Question
    03-01-15 15:59:21
  • Is shark meat halal or haram - Basil
  • AOA

    Please ask this question with a Islamic scholar.


    Category: General Question
    03-01-15 14:20:19
  • Asalam Alaikum , Could you please confirm me Snickers Bars chocolate's which is mars product and walkers chips are halal products , JazakaAllah Mohammad Hassan - Mohammad Hassan
  • AOA

    Snickers bars are not Halal in UK because they are made with Vanilla Extract but they are Halal in USA and Canada because they are made with Vanillin a artificial vanilla flavor. Walkers butter cookies are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-01-15 13:30:02
  • assalamallkkum , is go gurt simple from yoplait halal? - A Lubna
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-01-15 12:45:32
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu br is tide halal in hyderabad.Jazakallah hu khayr.May Allah(Subhan hu Wa Taala) Guide us to the straight path.Ameen Ya Allah(Subhan hu wa taala) - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-01-15 11:28:17
  • Asalam U Alaikum, I have one more question , if there vanilla extract in the product and there is a kosher symbol, is that still haram? because there is a product it says this: foodman's ORIGINAL Matzolah Matzo granola breakfast & nosh whole wheat maple nut: ---------------------- It has kosher sign. its ingredients are: WHOLE WHEAT MATZO (WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, WATER), ALMONDS, RAISINS, MAPLE SYRUP, EVAPORATED CANE JUICE, EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, DRIED COCONUT, WALNUTS, PECANS, VANILLA EXTRACT. ----------- http://foodmannosh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/SellSheet_FourPages_10.31.14_LowRes.pdf ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Second Product: gullon Digestive (I think this is the title) whole wheat graham cookies Its ingredients are: whole wheat flour, vegetable fat (palm), sugar, glucose and fructose syrup, raising agents (sodium and ammonium bicarbonates), salt. May contain traces of milk and soya. - Muhammad Usman
  • AOA

    It is still Haram.


    Category: General Question
    02-28-15 16:41:48
  • Asalam U Alaikum, Is this halal? http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hershey-s-Nuggets-Special-W-Almonds-Dark-Chocolate-12-oz/10449886 ----------------- On your website it says that it is halal: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hershey-s-Nuggets-Special-Dark-Chocolate-with-Almonds-11-oz/22101543 Halal one is "with Toffee & Almonds", but which I want to know is "with Almonds" Jazak Allah Khayr. Thank You very very 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
    02-28-15 16:24:06
  • is cracker business is haram or halal for muslim people - shabbar neyaz
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    02-28-15 13:05:48
  • #4002162851   Thank you for contacting Consumer Care cell of Hindustan Unilever Limited. Lifebuoy Handwash does not contain any alcohol in the formulation. Lifebuoy sanitizer has industrial alcohol in it to give the drying effect. Both the products are suitable for vegetarians. Thank you for taking the time to contact us! Warm Regards, Lever Care Team, Toll free number: 18001022221 PO Box No 1470, Mumbai 400099 Email: lever.care@unilever.com   Br I received this email from Hindustan Unilever regarding Life buoy Hand wash and Sanitizer if Life buoy hand wash is halaal as I know that life boy hand Sanitizer is not halaal halaal pls add life buoy handwash in indian food product list. Jazakallah hu khayr. May Allah(Subhan hu wa taala) guide us to the straight path.Ameen YA Allah(Subhan hu wa taala) - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    This is not Halal because industrial is same as alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    02-28-15 10:56:26
  •   Thank you for contacting Consumer Care cell of Hindustan Unilever Limited.   We would like to assure you that our product pepsodent is a 100% Vegetarian product. It is represented by 100% vegetarian logo on the pack. Also it does not contain alchohol.   Thank you for taking the time to contact us! Warm Regards,   Lever Care Team, Toll free number: 18001022221 PO Box No 1470, Mumbai 400099 Email: lever.care@unilever.com     Br I received this email from Hindustan Unilever regarding Pepsodent Tooth paste if it is halaal pls add it in indian food product list. Jazakallah hu khayr. May Allah(Subhan hu wa taala) guide us to the straight path.Ameen YA Allah(Subhan hu wa taala) - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is Halal and added to Indian foods. Thanks


    Category: General Question
    02-28-15 10:49:23
  • Thank you for contacting Consumer Care cell of Hindustan Unilever Limited. We would like to assure you that our product Closeup is a 100% Vegetarian product. It is represented by 100% vegetarian logo on the pack and it is alcohol free. Thank you for taking the time to contact us! Warm Regards, Lever Care Team, Toll free number: 18016022221 PO Box No 1470, Mumbai 400099 Email: lever.care@unilever.com Br If Close up is halaal pls add it in indian food product list. Jazakallah hu khayr. May Allah(Subhan hu wa taala) guide us to the straight path.Ameen YA Allah(Subhan hu wa taala) - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is Halal and added to Indian Food Products.


    Category: General Question
    02-28-15 10:36:47
  • SALAM.....I have ASDA choclate for melting and topping ...plz tell me is it halal or not and waht is its flavouring contain.???? - maleeha
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    02-27-15 10:54:55
  • I want to know if the Maggi chicken stock cubes sold in Dubai are halal? It seems they are made in Dominican republic so I have doubts about it. JazakAllah Khair for your help. On the pack it says 'Halal'. - EZ
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    02-27-15 04:23:24
  • polyols is halal or haram - moshiur
  • AOA

    They are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    02-26-15 19:45:10
  • Can we use nivea alcohol free deodorant? - zainab
  • AOA

    If they do not have animal or seafood derived ingredients then yes you can use it.


    Category: General Question
    02-26-15 06:45:26
  • Is this site only for USA - Noor
  • AOA

    USA and India only.


    Category: General Question
    02-25-15 15:09:09
  • Assalamu alaikkum va rahamathullahi va barakkathuhu which in products are haram? have any symbol in product - shajakhan (shajan)
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    02-25-15 11:14:02
  • Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Br are mitti ke bartan(Sand utensils) halaal?? I heard they are made up of animals waste or dung. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Mitti or earth is Halal so that utensil made are also Halal because it is solid. Guber or animal waste are not use.


    Category: General Question
    02-25-15 11:12:52
  • Assalumualaikum, working in State bank of hyd is halaal or haraam? - MD FAYAZ
  • AOA

    Please ask a Mufti at Jamia Nizamia or other Mufti Saheb. When I was in Hyderabad I saw many Muslims work at State Bank of Hyderabad at Abids and also at State Bank of India Sultan Bazar.


    Category: General Question
    02-25-15 06:23:07
  • Is Royse purse chocolate halal? - Maab
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    02-25-15 05:52:09
  • is it halal to eat in the wares made from bone china - ahmad
  • AOA

    Yes.


    Category: General Question
    02-25-15 05:29:47
  • Last night on my sleep hear the adaan and I imediatly said ash had u allaa il aha ilalahu maxamed du rasuul lulaahu And I need explanation - Abdiwahab a Omar
  • AOA

    Please contact a Islamic Scholar about it.


    Category: General Question
    02-23-15 18:47:37
  • Asalam U Alaikum, Is "Evaporated Milk" by Imperial Delights halal or haram? Ingredients: Milk, disodium phosphate, carrageenan and vitamin D. Jazak Allah Khayr. - Muhammad Usman
  • AOA

    If Isoprpyl alcohol or Potasium Chloride used during the processing of Carrageenan then it is Halal but if ethyl alcohol is used then it is not Halal. Only manufacturer knows about it.


    Category: General Question
    02-23-15 16:38:53
  • Assalaamualaikum. First of all, I would like to thank Allah for helping you and us in finding the truth about food and non food products. I would like to thank you very much for adding so many products in Indian section. Today when I checked the Indian list, I was very much surprised after seeing the elongated list. I was not visiting the MCG website since few days because of intense work. FInally, I could feel some relief and I also hope the work you have done will also make many Indian Muslims happy. I feel very grateful to you. Thank You once again and Insha Allah I will send you the ingredients of Britannia Pure Magic Vanilla biscuits as soon as possible. I request you to add more products. I pray to Allah (SWT) to give you health, heal your injured leg, give you long life, give you more knowledge about food products and the Hidayah of sharing the knowledge to other Muslims and Grant you aand all Muslims a comfortable place in Paradise.Jazak Allahu Khairan - Syed Muteeb
  • AOA

    Ameen soma Ameen. Thanks for your dua. Know a brother Farooqui is providing me the ingredients of Indian made products and Green dot. If you and other do this favor then I can add more products under Indian Food.


    Category: General Question
    02-23-15 12:14:26
  • Is loctus used as an ingredient in food products? If so, how do we know. JazakAllah Khair. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    02-23-15 07:11:35
  • in cake ingredients there are gelatine preservative 220 and humectant. im not sure its halal or haram? can you plz answer me? which things should be avoid in cake ingredients?Thanks - jk
  • AOA

    The cake may be Haram if gelatin is from pork. It will be not Halal if gelatin is from non zabiha beef.


    Category: General Question
    02-22-15 20:10:31
  • Assalaamu 'alaikum. If aproduct contains even a small amount of alcohol, would you consider it halaal? JazakAllah Khair. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It will be still not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    02-22-15 17:11:00
  • Is the Listerine and Colgate toothpaste halal? - Safia Khan
  • 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
    02-21-15 19:50:47
  • Is Olive Garden restaurant items or menu is halal? - Rubina Mehmood
  • AOA

     I did not research them.


    Category: General Question
    02-21-15 15:31:47
  • Assalamualaikum warrah ma tullahi wa barakatu MCG.com. I was wondering if Nestle Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is Halal or not. Please send me an answer as soon as possible. Jazzakallah and Allahafiz. - Al-Hamid
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol on the package then it is not Halal. If it contain alcohol in flavor then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    02-20-15 22:59:02
  • I was prescribed a pain killer and it comes in a hard gelatin capsule want to know if the capsule is made from pork because I observe the God of Abrahams Dietary Law - David Young
  • Hi

    It probably made from pork. Please break the capsule, empty powder medicine in to a spoon of Apple Sauce and consume it and throughout the pork  gelatin based capsule into garbage. This is the way I consume my prescribed capsule medicine.

     


    Category: General Question
    02-20-15 14:26:53
  • yeast is halal? ? - monsur reza
  • AOA

    Only baker yeast is Halal used in bakery products.


    Category: General Question
    02-20-15 10:17:36
  • is the choclate '' fin carre '' halal.?? - maryam
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    02-19-15 10:36:22
  • Are faygo sodas halal? - nathan
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol on the package then it is not Halal. If it contain alcohol in flavor then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    02-18-15 18:18:00
  • Can I sell pork products such as siomai even if my neighbor in our stalls are muslims? - annamariatrinidad
  • AOA

    Any thing made from pork is Haram.


    Category: General Question
    02-17-15 07:16:43
  • If a caterer is genetically muslim, and hires only Muslim staff, does he/she needs to be Hala certified? - Chris Hooi
  • AOA

    No, if he made the food by using only Halal ingredients.


    Category: General Question
    02-17-15 00:19:08
  • My sister in law purchased a cvs prenatal gummy vitamins brand and it has gelatin in it but I was wondering what kind of gelatin does it have in it. She gave it to her mother to take but I feel guilty in letting her continue to take it if there's a chance that the gelatin in the gummy is mad out of pork - Subhia masri
  • AOA

    It is not Halal. From our Alert section:

    MUSLIMS ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTIONS TO HALAL VITAMINS

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

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

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

    03/22/14
    Gelatin in any food product or ingredient or Vitamins or medicine is not Halal unless it says Fish Gelatin under ingredients statement in USA and Canada

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

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

    08/15/13

    Category: General Question
    02-15-15 23:26:47
  • SK II (cosmetic) halal?? - radiyanti
  • AOA

    I have no information on it.

    The following are the requirements of Halal cosmetic products:

    1. No animal derived ingredients are used.

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

    3. No Carmine red color is used.

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

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

    6. No alcohol is used in extracts.

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


    Category: General Question
    02-15-15 22:26:14
  • Is dove made on india is haalal or haram for muslim? - Sayma khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    02-15-15 20:24:06
  • Is it haram to develop website for hairexport company? - Riyaz
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    02-15-15 12:20:48
  • Assalamualaikum, Can you please tell me whether all the items bearing a green dot halal(excluding natural vanilla) in India? Jazakallah - Hf
  • AOA

    If they contain one of the following ingredients then food product is not Halal.

     L-Cysteine made from human hair or chicken or duck feathers (

     Wine

    Liquor

    Beer batter

    Rum flavor (

    Ethyl Alcohol or ethanol as a main ingredient

    Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce

    Brewer’s Yeast Extract from byproduct of beer making 

    Nucleotides

    Vanilla Extract

    Wine Vinegar

    If ethyl alcohol is used as a solvent in natural and artificial flavors

    Confectionary Glaze or Resinous Glaze

    Torula Yeast grown on alcohol

    Iif Carrageenan is made with ethyl alcohol

    Natural Vanilla or Natural Vanilla Flavor(because Alcohol is used in its extraction).  


    Category: General Question
    02-15-15 11:54:44