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Recent Questions:

  • Salaams isit ok to get head massage for woman by a lady? Even if the othrr lady is not muslim isit ok to get head massage as she will see hair? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Please ask this question to a Islamic Scholar.


    Category: General Question
    08-25-15 16:08:47
  • Is BJ's white bread halal? - Asma amin
  • AOA

    Without ingredients, company address I can not say it is Halal or not.


    Category: General Question
    08-25-15 04:49:34
  • is ponds fairness cram halal? - m.sajitha
  • AOA

    I have no information


    Category: General Question
    08-25-15 00:25:50
  • Is Big muscles- Smart Gainer halal?? - Kabir Ansari
  • AOA

    I have no information


    Category: General Question
    08-24-15 23:28:27
  • Are there any bakeries that sell halal chocolate cakes in chicago? - Mrs Saad
  • AOA

    It is used to be Hot Bread in Scaumburg, IL but I discovered gelatin in that bakery. You may try them in Chicago make sure they do not have gelatin in the bakeries. Others are private. In first part of August on my son's Walima I used Huma Artist humaartist@yahoo.com in Carpentersville but I dictate all Halal ingredients you may use her but ask her to follow the ingredients i told her to use. It was a complete Halal Cake for my son's Walima. She still has the ingredient list. There is one Muslim baker in Des Plaines at delush.bakery@gmail.com (delush.bakery@gmail.com who bake the wedding cake at Wedding day of my son but it was chosen by bride side.


    Category: General Question
    08-22-15 10:57:17
  • Are there any bakeries that sell halal chocolate cakes? - Mrs Saad
  • AOA

    You can make your own Chocolate Cake by using:

    Frosting:

    Search results for the term: frosting

    Total results generated: 2
    Halal StatusProduct NameCategoryProduct BrandCommentsDate
    halal Whipped Frosting Vanilla Frosting Duncan Hines Made with Halal vanillin(Artificial Flavor) 03-13-14
    halal Creamy Supreme® Milk Chocolate Frosting Frosting Pillsbury UPC Code: 051500760406 01-31-12
    halal Classic Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix Cake Mixes Duncan Hines No Flavor 03-13-14

    Category: General Question
    08-22-15 10:53:56
  • Is the iso-propyl alcohol (99.9% pure) a halal product?...this is highly used in Bakery Art Decoration. The product name is Sugarflair Rejuvenator Spirit / Fluid colouring thinner 14ml. This is used to dilute paste colourings to form an edible paint / liquid colouring, can also be added to any of the full range of Blossom Tints, edible Lustres, Rainbow Dusts or Craft Dusting Powders to create edible paints and liquid colourings. I want to know if I can buy in Europe and bring to Saudia Arabia. Thank you in advance. Below the link of such product: http://www.cake-stuff.com/edibles-c1/essential-edibles-c38/rejuvenator-fluid-c40/sugarflair-rejuvenator-spirit-fluid-colouring-thinner-14ml-p1578 - katherina
  • AOA

    No it is not Halal because Isopropyl alcohol causes intoxication according to Muslim doctors who treat patiant use Iso Propyl alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    08-22-15 10:33:14
  • Lakme products are halal or not - khazi
  • AOA

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


    Category: General Question
    08-21-15 21:43:04
  • Is it alright to use vanilla flavoring--which is not vanilla extract. Thank-you. - Aida A-Rashid
  • AOA

    Vanilla flavor and Vanilla Extract are non Halal ingredients. Only Vanillin a artificial vanilla flavor is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    08-20-15 15:37:43
  • Are Viviscal hair growth products halal? If not what hair regrowth products are in the usa. - Amina
  •  

    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    08-20-15 15:36:17
  • Is the meat (Chicken, Beef, Goat) sold in the Bay Area (San Francisco) Restaurant Depot Halal? - Nizam Khalfe
  • AOA

    Chicken are not Halal because they are macine slaughtered. I do not know about beef and goat and advise not buy any meat from Restauarnt Depot.


    Category: General Question
    08-19-15 17:47:51
  • Can i eat yellow rice - jamal
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    08-19-15 10:11:10
  • In the US, if a food package does not have a halal label, am I to assume the food is not halal? Or do I just have to check for haram ingredients on the package? I have new friends who observe halal and I am trying to figure out what foods we can share with them and their children, any advice? - Brenna
  • Hi,

    If there is no Halal or Kosher symbol on the food package that food product is not consider Halal. There are hidden ingredients in every food and it could be Haram. Halal or Kosher symbol protect Muslims from consuming Haram hidden ingredient of food products. Food manufacturer will tell you what hidden ingredient they use.


    Category: General Question
    08-18-15 22:15:30
  • Asslamualaikum I wanted to know if pork tenderloin is halal or not? - Aisha Shad
  • AOA

    Every part of pig is Haram for Muslims and Jews. Pork is flesh of pig.


    Category: General Question
    08-18-15 14:58:57
  • Smuckers jam sugar free have halal ? - Nazli bahar
  • AOA

    It is mashboo due to pectin and alcohol in flavor.


    Category: General Question
    08-17-15 05:20:25
  • Asalamwalikum. Some people say that cofee and caffeine are haram because they say that it contains antioxidants. I just want to make sure that, is cofee really haram? Jazakallah. - Sara
  • AOA

    They are 100% wrong. Coffee and caffeine are Halal. Caffeine is also found in the tea. Some people are allergic to coffeine. Coffeine is provide health problem to some people.


    Category: General Question
    08-16-15 12:23:43
  • Assalamu Alaikum ! Insha'Allah, I'd like to know which vanilla extract or flavoring (brand name or off-brand) is halal. Thank-you ! - Aida A-Rashid
  • AOA

    Vanilla Extract is a Haram ingredient containing 35% alcohol it does not matter which brand.


    Category: General Question
    08-16-15 10:24:19
  • Whether the product of Naked 5 urban decay compact powder contains haram/illegal ingredients? - Nor Amirah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    08-16-15 10:22:32
  • which herb,chemical,flavouring compound used to mask/deodering taste of onions extract. - Asif Mohan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    08-16-15 09:14:56
  • Which kosher symbol should we be looking out for and also are jalapeño's halal - atyea
  • AOA

    These are orthodox Koshers symbols. 100% Jalapeno without any ingredient is Halal.

     

    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    08-14-15 09:00:02
  • As salaamu 'alaykum. There used to be other items listed as haram under Panera Bread, but now it is only the tuna sandwich. Does that mean that everything else is now halal?? Shukran! - Mumtahanah Ansari
  • AOA

    I do not have time to reserach but tuna sandwich is not Halal:

    Panera Bread

    Click on the table title to sort alphabetically.

    Halal StatusMenu ItemMenu CategoryCommentsDate
    haram Tuna Sandwich Tuna Sandwich Ingredients are not Halal 01-11-11

    Category: General Question
    08-13-15 22:03:40
  • Is Flora 'Pure' Sunflower Oil halal? I live in the U.K. so therefore it is manufactured by Flora U.K. I believe; however I would appreciate if you clarified this for me. Please, because I am not sure as to if it contains animal fat/mono-saturated fats from non-zibah meat; also, I tried to acquire information from their website's FAQ's, however I could not as they did not have any answers available. So, please clarify this so I can stop my concers. Regards. - Usmaan Ahmed
  • AOA

    Flora, Certified Organic Sunflower Oil, 17 fl oz (500 ml) is Halal in USA. If it say suitable for vegetarian on the bottle in UK then it is Halal if it is 100% oil.


    Category: General Question
    08-13-15 10:29:53
  • is crystal valley milk halaal - mohamed parker
  • AOA

    If it is 100% milk then it is Halal because I do not what they add to milk in South Africa. But milk is Halal in USA and Canada from any brand.


    Category: General Question
    08-13-15 04:33:51
  • Is the olive garden vegetable lasagna halal? (besides the parmesan cheese which customers could ask to be excluded) 7 oz pack goat cheese 1/3 cup pitted black olives, chopped 1 Tbsp fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dry), chopped 1/2 Tbsp fresh basil (or ½ tsp dry) 1/2 Tbsp fresh oregano (or ½ tsp dry) 2 tsp garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste 4 cups prepared pasta sauce (your choice) 1 lb whole-wheat lasagna, cooked according to package directions Freshly ground black pepper 2 small zucchinis, diced 2 small summer squash, diced 3/4 cup roasted red pepper, diced 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated - Maryam
  • 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
    08-10-15 02:02:26
  • can we take doery???but they are giving some amount to dulha..!but we r not forced them to give them dowry....plz reply me fast with in 2 days... - gufran sajid
  • AOA

    Please ask this question to a Islamic scholar.


    Category: General Question
    08-09-15 12:11:06
  • Assalamu alaikum, is there any Halal products website for indian products! - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    We have a list of Halal food from Indian on our website.


    Category: General Question
    08-09-15 04:25:16
  • what is the general opinion of the ulema regarding eating frozen food products such as fish fingers and vegetable burgers etc - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Ulemado not know how they are made because they have no knowledge food ingredients and food processing.Those products should not be made on freyers where beer battered products are fries. Ulema does not know this fact. Vegetable burgers are made with Haram soy sauce. Ulema does not know this fact. You hav weto provide brand name, ingredients and existance of kosher symbol on the package. Ulema can not say it is Halal or not without the help of Muslim food scientists.


    Category: General Question
    08-07-15 09:33:22
  • are 'ground vanilla pods' found in chocolate and ice cream halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    They are not Halal. From our FAQ:

    Vanilla Bean Specks:

    Vanilla bean specks are made mostly from vanilla bean seeds which are obtained after alcohol extraction of Vanilla Beans for vanilla flavors. The seeds leftover after alcohol extraction are dried and grind to make vanilla bean specks. This is called exhausted Vanilla bean specks in the food industry. Vanilla beans specks without alcohol extraction are very expensive, so many ice cream manufacturers use exhausted types of vanilla bean specks. Our Islamic Scholars consider exhausted vanilla bean specks as not Halal because it is obtained after alcohol extraction. Alcohol is used on vanilla beans to get vanilla flavor and it contaminates the Halal vanilla bean seeds.


    Category: General Question
    08-07-15 09:31:13
  • Specific pain Remedy made by GSK. Is it halaal - ismail
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    08-04-15 09:50:59
  • Salam. Are there any apps that are able to scan a product and authentically scan the product and test the halal of the product? I use this site a lot. But also it would be nice to have a scan app as well. I know that Muslim consumer group has already rejected scan halal; are there others though? Jazakalah Salam - Mohammad shazil Hasan attari
  • AOA

    I do not think any other authentic APP but some experts are now working in USA and Pakistan for MCG new APP which Inshallah will be available in few months. Even it will tell which regional supermarket product is Halal or not.


    Category: General Question
    08-03-15 22:32:57
  • Is emmami fair and handsome containing pig fat? how do they make glycerin - Sidheeq
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    08-03-15 09:51:59
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Wheat Flour, Sugar, Yeast, Salt, Edible Vegetable Oil, Soya Flour, Emulsifier(INS 471), Preservative (INS 282), Antioxidant (INS 300), Improver(INS 1100), Acidity Regulator(INS 260) and a green dot. Br these are ingredients of Ruchi Foods Gold Slice Jumbo Sandwich Bread. Br is this bread halal?? Br if this bread is halal please add it to the Indian food section. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is a Halal bread and Inshallah it will be on our website.


    Category: General Question
    08-03-15 07:37:59
  • a friend wish to work in insurance co as Insurance Agent, question is it halal livelihood to work in insurance co dealing with all kind of form of insurance busines or which form of insurance is halal. if there any? - Mr Abdulhalik Abdua
  • AOA

    Please ask this question to Islamic Scholar.


    Category: General Question
    08-02-15 21:08:39
  • Salam. Are there any apps that are able to scan a product and authentically scan the product and test the halal of the product? I use this site a lot. But also it would be nice to have a scan app as well. I know that Muslim consumer group has already rejected scan halal; are there others though? Jazakalah Salam - Mohammad shazil Hasan attari
  • AOA

    We are working on it.


    Category: General Question
    08-02-15 12:57:23
  • Is pears soap halal? - Shadab Anwar
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    08-01-15 12:22:11
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Br are all the britannia biscuits halal?? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    What ever mentioned on our website under Indian Food.


    Category: General Question
    08-01-15 12:12:53
  • This news came before also that soft derinks has alcohol in it. Can u plz name the list. We see it everywhere Jazak Allah - Fouzia
  • AOA

    The outside independent labs detected alcohol in the following soft drinks:

    Coke

    7 UP

    Dr. Pepper

    Spirit

    Fanta Orange Soda

    Mountain Dew

    No alcohol was detected in Pepsi according to lab.

     


    Category: General Question
    07-31-15 13:12:30
  • Is Nature Made fish oil liquid soft gel halal - Shamaila Akmal
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.

    Search Category: Food Products

    Search results for the term: nature made

    Total results generated: 4
    Halal StatusProduct NameCategoryProduct BrandCommentsDate
    haram Fish Oil Vitamins Nature Made and all other brands Gelatin is from pork. 06-07-13
    haram Multivitamins & Minerals Vitamins Nature Made Gelatin is from pork and fish. 06-07-13
    haram All Vitamins, All Supplements and All Fish Oil Vitamins Nature Made No Halal or Kosher Symbol on the package. 03-23-13
    haram All Nature Made Vitamins and Minerals Vitamins Nature Made No certification symbol on the package. 07-04-12

    Category: General Question
    07-31-15 09:49:41
  • Cholestene is dietary supplement (red yeast rice) capsules from traditional fermentation of monascus purpureus went and other ingredients is Gelatin to control cholesterol. My question is this halal to take or how I can find about this gelatin - Ashfaq Chanda
  • AOA

    This could be a Haram product due to use of pork gelatin.


    Category: General Question
    07-31-15 04:21:41
  • Is hovis bread halaal - Taharah Afzal
  • AOA

    I have no information. It is a British brand.


    Category: General Question
    07-29-15 14:37:27
  • Salam Syed Sahab, I have received this message in whatsupp. is this message truly yours or it is fake? please let me know so I can forward with Authenticity. JazakAllah I was invited to speak at First International Halal Food Control Conference by the Saudi Govt. about hidden ingredients in food and ingredients in Feb 2012...At conference I was told that all the chicken from outside of Saudi Arabia and even all chicken slaughter houses inside Saudi Arabia use machine to slaughter chicken. During Haj, all the slaughter of lamb and goats are done on machine. Those machine slaughtered Qurbani are sent to poor Muslims countries. So it is better to slaughter your own animal. So I'm telling Muslims on my website not eat chicken in Saudi Arabia. I never eat chicken when I was there for 10 days. Even my niece who live in Saudi Arabia was worried how can they eat real Halal chicken. They band slaughtering because of bird flue. Syed Rasheeduddin Ahmed Nutritionist www.muslimconsumergroup.com - Toufiq Yakoob
  • Assalam O Alaikum Toufiq Saheb,

    Above is my statement and I standby my statement.


    Category: General Question
    07-29-15 09:44:53
  • is Japan's Meiji almond chocolate Halal or? - ahmath
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    07-28-15 04:54:35
  • : Vm i IEAT GLUTEN. Is halal or no - Melad
  • AOA

    Gluten either from wheat or corn is a Halal ingredient.


    Category: General Question
    07-26-15 10:55:49
  • Is vitamin B complex halal or haram Dr has given us vitamin b complex capsules - Najia
  • AOA

    Any vitamin in capsule is not Halal but you can buy Halal vitamin B Complex from:

    www.koshervitamins.com

    Freeda Kosher B Complex No Folic No Paba 100 TAB


    Category: General Question
    07-24-15 13:07:28
  • I really appreciate your efforts for the ummah. I wanted to bring to your knowledge regarding smartphone app called "Halal Scan" which is really getting famous and lots of muslims depend upon it. I request you to tag team with them for larger benefit of ummah. No one visits your website now a days rather rely upon Halal Scan results. Jazakallah - ali anwar
  • AOA

    Have not read about Scan Halal on our Alert section, if Muslims using them then they are bringing Not Halal Foods to their homes because they are mis leading Muslims. They have no qualification to assign Halal status because they do not know, they are just computer guys depend on ingredients of food products. Alhumdulillah it does not have any effect on the trafic of our website.

    Inshalla MCG is coming with a better Halal Food APP which includes Halal food products from your local supermarkets and Scan Halal do not have that data.

     

    Search Category: Alerts

    Search results for the term: scan Halal

    Total results generated: 1
    Alert TitleDescriptionDate
    Use of Scan Halal APP is not recommended for Muslims otherwise Muslims will be bringing Non Halal Foods to their Homes

    MCG do not recommends Muslims to use Scan Halal APP because they recommend Non Halal foods as Halal. They are doing disservice to Ummah by charging money to Muslims to eat Non Halal  foods.

    MCG went through the Scan Halal APP and found that many food products assigned as Halal are actually they are not Halal at all. For example:

    1. Classic Coca Cola has given green circle which means Halal when MCG spend money to send Coca Cola, Pepsi and 7UP to a outside lab to perform Alcohol. The outside lab detected alcohol in Coca Cola and & 7UP but not in Pepsi. Alcohol is a intoxicant and Haram. From a 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 ).

    2. Alcohol is also use in many natural and artificial flavor, the Scan Halal has given Halal status to many food products which are made with alcohol containing flavor.

    3. Halal status was given to Kraft Free Ranch Salad Dressing. All Kraft Salad Dressings are not Halal because they are not Halal or Kosher certified. Bacon containing Kraft Salad Dressings are made on the same line where Kraft Free Ranch Salad Dressing is made. So there is cross contamination with Bacon. Br. Rasheed Ahmed has worked under Kraft Salad Dressing Department for his project for Kraft BBQ Sauces at same pilot plant where both Salad Dressing and BBQ Sauces are made at Kraft R & D Center in Glenview, IL. He knows that the Kraft Salad Dressing are not Halal because they do not use Kosher certified ingredients and pork bacon is also used in Kraft Salad Dressing.

    Scan Halal does not have this knowledge and experience at Kraft Foods.

    4. Halal status was given to Cheetos Nacho Cheese. Again Cheetos are not under Halal or Kosher certification.

    5. No consideration was given to processing aid or Hidden ingredients used in many products listed as Halal.

    6. Scan Halal is not managed by food science professionals.

    05/10/15

     


    Category: General Question
    07-24-15 09:22:02
  • Is hallal meats produced by Maple Lodge farms hallal?? Fee Amanillah Taj N. Khan - Taj N. Khan
  • AOA

    The chicken from Maple Lodge are machine slaughtered and are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    07-23-15 12:03:55
  • Assalamu 'alaykum brother, Alhamdulillah, we have found your website to be very useful and have been trying to be quite careful with the presence of alcohol in food. We have contacted our local halal certification authority (we live in Australia) regarding the presence of alcohol, but their response has confused us. Can you please clarify the following for us, if possible: Our question to them was: Assalamu 'alaykum, I was hoping you could please clarify for me the position of the X on alcohol in food. I understand that some authorities certify products containing minute amounts of alcohol as halal. Similarly, some authorities deem the presence of alcohol during the production process (which later disappears) as being fine. Their response was the following: First of all you must know that Alcohol is a term that covers many ingredients. The only Alcohol that is forbidden in Islam is Ethanol, all other alcohols do not make you drunk and therefore Halal. Methanol is made from ethanol and petrolium ingredients to make it unpalatable and therefore not used in food or drinks. The adding of ethanol to food or drink is absolutely Haram and therefore forbidden. If a product has had ethanol developing naturally in the food and can not be tasted the food is Halal, for example when you squeeze an orange and leave it for a few minutes ethanol starts to develop but it can not be tasted. However if you leave it for a few days it continues to ferment and the amount of ethanol renders it sour. This can be tasted and therefore Haram. A ripe peach or pear may have ethanol develops naturally in it but unless it is sour, the fruit remains Halal. As you can see the issue of ethanol is not a cut and dry and one should look at all aspects. What Halal certifiers declare as Halal is Halal to consume as the onus is on the organisation that certified it however if you can taste the ethanol you must not consume the product even if certified. Also you must then contact the organisation and point out your findings. I hope the above has cleared for you the issue of ethanol. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Whoever wrote is right he is brought the instruction from our Prophet Sayyidina Mohammed Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallum instructed to Muslims at that time that fresh juice from fruits can not be keep for long time.

    All ripe fruits and vegetable contain a very little amount of alcohol naturally produced due to ripening process, this alcohol in fruits and vegetables is Halal, same way alcohol is developed from yeast in baking naan and bread during fermentaion is also Halal. The problem comes from when man add alcohol to foods and natural or artificial flavor. This added alcohol is Haram no mater it is evaporte or not evaporate. If the Australian Halal certifying organizations (I meet one or two in Turkey) follow above rules then their Halal certification is good. Ethanol or ethyl alcohol and Isopropyl alcohol if remained in the ingredients or food is not Halal. If Isopropyl alcohol used during processing of ingredients such as Pectin, Carrageenan and taken out completly then those ingredients are Halal. Isopropyl alcohol is a intoxicant. He is right there are some other alcohosl such as cetyl alcohol which is not a alcohol but a fatty wax, it is only Halal if it is made from vegetable fat.

    Now a days all fruit juices are made with pasteurizeationto kill bacteria or yeast who causes fermentation so they can be kept in refrigerator for months without fermentaion. But if you smell alcoholic smell or sour taste then you to through out.

    Many Halal certifying organizations in USA, Canada and other part of the world Halal certify food products which are made with alcohol containing flavor. Some gave a bogus percentage 0.005% alcohol in the food product as Halal. There is no hadith which says such a percenrtage of intoxicant is Halal.

    Youi can use this type question asking the manufacturer in Australia whether they use alcohol in flavor or not:

     

    " 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".

    There are Halal certifiers like us in the world who do not Halal certify any food products made with  alcohol containing flavor or alcohol used during processing.

     

     


    Category: General Question
    07-22-15 23:17:30
  • i want to use some herbal hair supplement ...i wanted to use amway nutrilite hair supplement but it has a red mark on it ....si pls suggest some good herbal hala supplement for hair growth - mahak
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    07-22-15 18:07:30
  • Hi , My question is more healthcare related. I'm a pharmacy tech and had a nurse ask me "If I have a Muslim patient is he/she allowed to take the medication prescribed to them ?" Some capsules are made using pig products . Being that it's refined multiple times and combined with other products until a gelatine capsule is the end result. Is this something that a patient can take ? Thank you , Zeshan . - Zeshan Siddiqui
  • AOA

    Tell her to break the capsule of medicine and dump the inside medicine into a spoon of apple sauce and given to Muslim patiant and thoughout the capsule in garbage.


    Category: General Question
    07-22-15 14:26:52
  • Kosher is halal or not for Muslim? - jannah
  • AOA

    From our Home Page:

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

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


    Category: General Question
    07-21-15 21:55:26
  • What kind of foods and beverages are eatable and drinkable in worldwide? - Şeymanur
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    07-20-15 18:04:10
  • Is Tastykake powdered donuts halal or not, and if not what ingredients make it haram. Thanks - Michelle
  • AOA

    Alcohol in flavoe make them not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    07-18-15 15:51:38
  • a/a a juice with a green dot but with out any flavor has ingredients as; water,pomegranate juice(25%),sugar,liquid glucose,pomegranate juice concentrate(2.2%),aronia juice concentrate,acidity regulator(330),salt and antioxidant(300). I think it will be halal. - israr ahmad mir
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    07-17-15 06:48:34
  • AOA if on something halal is written still we have to check the ingredient or not.thanksthanks for replying - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Yes, because some Halal certification organizations Halal certify food products made with alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    07-15-15 12:01:17
  • Is Pizza Hut halal in chennai , Tamil Nadu , India - Anonymous user
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    07-15-15 10:54:04
  • dove hair theraphy is it halal Or not ?? All brand of dove is it halal ?? - imah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    07-15-15 07:12:13
  • Salaam I have noticed these numbers in some products such as lipsticks. Are they halal? I know we have to make sure the product is Vegan and free from alchol for it to be halal. But what about these numbers are they ok? CI15850 CI45410 CI77019 CI73360 - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    07-14-15 10:14:45
  • Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. Ramadan Mubarak.How are you now (talking about your leg)? I hope in sha Allah you r doing well and may Allah Ta'la bless you and shower His mercy on you because of the work you r doing in favor of Muslim Ummah. I've been off with this website since some days due to busy schedule of Ramadan. But two days ago, as recommended by you, I checked Halalsign.com and found that Indian Halal products have been added. I m very happy Alhamdulillah. After checking each and every product, I found that some products such as Kissan Mixed Fruit Jam, Maggi etc, are classified as Halal on their website. But some days ago, you had told me that Maggi and Kissan jam are Haram. So what should I do now? Should I follow your website or Halalsign.com? There are some contradictions among your website and Halalsign.com. Please tell me whom to follow? What should I do? Please advise me. Jazak Allahu khairan. - Syed Muteeb
  • AOA

    I do not know the reason why they are Halal. In any jam, pectin is used and during processing of pectin ethanol or Isopropyl alcohol is used to crystalized the pectin, if ethanol use then pectin became non Halal. Tests will not determine whether ethanol used or not only manufacturer knows. For Maggie:

    Maggie noodles with green dot or with vegetarian label on the package of products are consider Halal without E-Number 635 but Maggi noodles are consider Not Halal if there is no Green Dot on the package of noodles. Even if it has green dot it will be not be Halal if it contains E-Number 635, other Haram or Mashbooh E-Numbers and alcohol in flavor.

    I say Maggi is not Halal with out green dot and with E635 but I did not say Kissan Jam is not Halal because I do not have their ingredients. You have to contact them why Maggi and Kissan Jam are Halal.

    I provide them technical help for which products has to be tested.


    Category: General Question
    07-13-15 13:54:50
  • Is corn alcohol halal? So if something is an extract and it has been extracted using corn alcohol is this halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Corn Alcohol is 100% HARAM so those extracts extracted alcohol are also Haram.


    Category: General Question
    07-13-15 07:01:35
  • Glycerin is halal or not? - Majid khan
  • AOA

    From our FAQ:

    Glycerin:

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


    Category: General Question
    07-09-15 01:13:52
  • Is McDonald's coffee halal? As I have received an article saying that they use lard to heat up coffee process. Please advice - Isra
  • AOA

    TITLE: MCDonald said that it is not true their coffee contain pork lard

    There is rumor circulting the following messages

    " Our Coffee contains French Fry Grease to speed up the heating process.

    Our Grease may be derived from Pork Lard.

    Sorry for inconvenience this may cause."

    McDonald's Corporation

    1-800-225-5532 ( this number is actually belong to KFC)

    MCG called McDonald they told MCG that it is a rumor and not true. McDonald gave case number 12124009 to deny the rumor. McDonald said the this rumor was started at www.snopes.com

    MCG suggested to McDonald to deny this rumor through a Press Release or state on their website.

    Please call McDonald at 1-800-244-6227 to confirm that this is not true.


    Category: General Question
    07-08-15 05:04:23
  • emami fair and handsome halal and haram? - najath
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    07-07-15 06:10:50
  • is solar water heater halal/ allowed to use? - shab
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    07-06-15 06:04:01
  • Can we use Nivea face wash for men - Ahmed
  • 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
    07-04-15 13:36:41
  • is ponds cream halal or haram muslims can use this product ??????? - riyaz ahamed
  • 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
    07-04-15 05:37:40
  • Assalamualaiku, I have just discovered there is trans fat in a milk product that i bought, is this halaal to consume. Shukran - Zohra
  • AOA

    It does not have to deal with Halal status because it is a health issue. Milk products are Halal only if the are kosher certified and have no flavor.


    Category: General Question
    07-04-15 01:22:59
  • Can you please tell me if this vitamin is halal. It is a vitamin with live probiotic and enzymes. It has kosher and vegan certification. The ingredients are: Raw organic fruit and vegetable, raw probiotic and enzyme, vegetable cellulose (capsule), organic rice (hull). About the probiotics they said, “RAW Food-Created Nutrients™ are cultivated or grown in single batches rather than fermented. The yeast or bacteria is cultivated in water and “fed” a vitamin or mineral to yield a food based yeast or probiotic based matrix that is rich in that particular vitamin or mineral. RAW Food-Created Nutrients™ are grown in both S. cerevisiae (Baker’s yeast) and the probiotic Lactobacillus bulgaricus to provide a broader spectrum of Code Factors™.” Do I need to ask further questions about fermentation or is it halal? Thanks. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Yeast fermentation is always produce alcohol but Lacto fermentation produces Halal lactic acid. My question is whether alcohol is produced during their propagation so then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    07-01-15 12:39:02
  • Are the products at dairy queen halal or haram it's a ice cream store but some people said they put other ingredients - Ali
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    06-29-15 16:04:58
  • Aoa, Is alcohol in lip and cheek stains haram? - Sarah
  • AOA

    Yes.


    Category: General Question
    06-26-15 20:19:58
  • Is doing GNC business halal as few products contain gelatin and source is from pork - Mateen Awan
  • AOA

    There is one or two items are Halal rest are not Halal. They mau use pork gelatin.

    Search results for the term: GNC

    Total results generated: 1
    Halal StatusProduct NameCategoryProduct BrandCommentsDate
    halal Vitamin B-12, Big 150, Vitamin B-1, Choline Vitamins GNC Only three Halal with Kosher Sysmbol KO on back of the bottle. 03-23-13
    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
    06-26-15 18:32:55
  • Assalamu alaikum, As a UK resident, I am assuming our products will differ even though they may be from the same company. I am requesting advice of what specifics I should be enquiring when contacting companies with regards to 1. Carregeenan, 2. household products, ie, fabric softener. Hope you can help, regards Jahaida - Jahaida
  • AOA

    Majority of foodcompanies in UK do not make Carrageenan but they buy from somebody. You should ask whetehr Ethanol was used during the processing of Carrageenan, if they say yes then the carrageenan will not be Halal. If they say no then it will be Halal.

     

    Regrading the householditems, you shlold as is there any ingredient obtained from animal source, also ask whether alcohol was used in fragrance.


    Category: General Question
    06-26-15 08:20:10
  • It is gala to used a rightgurad or speedstick - ahmad
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    06-25-15 19:43:43
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Br I think in harees ( Haleem ) prepared in hyderabad tasting powder ( Ajinomoto ) is added.What do u think?? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    06-24-15 08:04:15
  • Ive Heard that when baking or processing the alcohol used to make foods evaporates for example in donuts. Does it still make it haram - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    There is no prove that all alcohol evaporate. USDA study showed 40% wine still in the casero after baking it for one hour at 400F. Beside as soon as alcohol touches the Halal ingredients they lose their Halal status.


    Category: General Question
    06-22-15 13:42:39
  • Assalamu alaikum Since I've been seeing your website I wanted to know if all these halal and haram items are relevant for Saudi arabia too ? - Mariam
  • AOA

    Our website for US and India.

     


    Category: General Question
    06-22-15 12:45:30
  • ASA I want to know is any freeze pops for example Mr freeze pops , and like this other makes is halal .if there any freeze pops halal please mention in my email.thx - nusrat
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    06-22-15 07:23:17
  • Assalamualaikum I would like to know Nature's Bounty Optimal Solutions@ Extra Strength Hair, Skin and Nails 5000mcg of Biotin is Halal? Company said porcine free and made with bovine. please help me answer as soon as possible. Thank you Allah Herfiz Yasmin - Yasmin Lwin
  • AOA

    MCG do not consider them Halal.


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

    Alcohol is used in flavoring so it is not Halal.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

    I have no information.


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

    Search results for the term: french bread

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

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

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


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

    It is not Halal because it contains alcohol.


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

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


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

    The following are the requirements of Halal cosmetic products:

    1. No animal derived ingredients are used.

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

    3. No Carmine red color is used.

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

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

    6. No alcohol is used in extracts.

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


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

    I have no information


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

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

    Search results for the term: Mozzarella Cheese

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

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

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


    Category: General Question
    06-11-15 19:08:45
  • Asalam Wanted to know if Colgate triple action original mint halal JZK - yaseen momoniat
  • AOA

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


    Category: General Question
    06-09-15 07:08:22
  • Assalaamu alaikum is sourkrout halal? - Haroon
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


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

    I have no information.


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

    I have no information.


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

    It is not true.


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

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


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

    Section Food Products

    subsection: Indian Food


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

    It depend if no alcohol is used in Carrageenan.


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

    It is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    06-06-15 10:44:26