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Recent Questions:

  • Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu br can we use napthelene balls which are used as washroom freshner. - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui.
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    10-01-14 09:47:53
  • Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatahu br I wrote to himalaya personal care products about their anti dandruff shampoo as follows Is there any ingredient derived from animal fat or animal source??  " is ethanol or ethyl alcohol used as a solvent in fragrance of Himalaya ANTI DANDRUFF SHAMPOO; ethanol or ethyl alcohol is a hidden ingredient or processing aid ingredient of a fragrance, it will not appear in the ingredients statement. The knowledge of presence or absence of ethanol or ethyl alcohol in fragrance is only known to your QA or Technical service department because they have access to the specification of fragrance. In the specification of fragrance, your fragrance supplier has written  the name of solvent or carrier used in that particular fragrance. So please request your QA or Technical service department to find out whether ethanol or ethyl alcohol was used or not in the fragrance as a solvent".  And their reply is as follows Dear Mr. Farooqui   Thank you for your email.   Our experts one again clarify that we do not any animal sourced ingredients and alcohol in our product, Anti-Dandruff Shampoo.   Regards   Ms. Tara Sharad Charan Manager - Customer Service The Himalaya Drug Company Makali, Bangalore 562 162, India T +91 80 2371 4444 · F +91 80 2371 4474 Toll Free No: 1800-425-1930 (9.00 am - 5.00 pm Monday - Friday) - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui.
  • AOA

    You can use it.


    Category: General Question
    10-01-14 09:27:45
  • Assalamo ALyakum, I want to buy one sofa and the material is 'Faux Leather'. Is it good to use? Here is the link: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Camilla-Futon-Black/37850118 Allah Hafiz, Rabi - Rabi Islam
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    10-01-14 08:31:58
  • What does 'This finding is good for every store in USA & Canada.' means for a haram product? Does the product in USA & Canada halal? - Muhammad Hisyam Saiful Hakimi
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-30-14 23:04:32
  • salaam is Dr oetker natural extract american peppermint suitable for muslim - ruqayya
  • AOA

    No because alcohol may be used as extracting solvent.


    Category: General Question
    09-30-14 10:31:43
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu br i want to ask u that if a product have a green dot and if it written contains artificial flavouring substances or nature identical artificial flavouring substances is it halaal?? - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui
  • AOA

    It is Halal only if no alcohol is used in flavors.


    Category: General Question
    09-30-14 10:29:27
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu br there is a product and it has the following ingredients is it halaal?? WHEAT FLOUR,EDIBLE VEGETABLE OILS,SUGAR,RAISING AGENTS(503(ii),baking powder),INVERT SUGAR SYRUP,SALT(2.3%),YEAST,ACIDITY REGULATORS(270,296),EMULSIFIERS(MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES OF FATTY ACIDS AND SODIUM STEAROYL-2-LACTYLATE OF EDIBLE VEGETABLE OILS ),DOUGH CONDITIONER(223),IMPROVER(AMYLASE& OTHER ENZYMES(PAPAIN-1101(ii)] CONTAINS ADDED FLAVOUR(ARTIFICIAL FLAVOURING SUBSTANCES-BUTTER) & IT HAS A GREEN DOT - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui
  • AOA

    It is Halal only if no alcohol is used in flavor. Only manufacturer knows about use of alcohol in flavor so contact them.


    Category: General Question
    09-30-14 10:26:46
  • Which school of thought do you follow because I have seen what some schools say about alcohol in foods (for example that if the percentage cannot possibly intoxicate you then it could be permissible to eat along with other conditions) but this website absolutely does not tolerate any alcohol. Also there are many other questionable statements you make. - Shaniz
  • AOA

    None of the School has limit in allowing alcohol. If they are saying that then they are going against the following ahadith:

    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 ).

    I follow personally the Hanafi Fiqa. If I have any other questionalbel statement please let me know then I will provide the explaination.

    Controversy on Alcohol from other than grape, date and barley

    Controversy on Alcohol from other than grape, date and barley

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

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


    Allah Most High says:


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


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


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

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


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


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

    argument on the following two Hadiths:


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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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

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


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


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

     

    MCG comments:

     

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

    Here MCG's ulema fatwa on alcohol:

     

    FATWA FROM DARUL IFTA JAMIA NIZAMIA HYDERABAD, INDIA ON ALCOHOL

    Jamia Nizamia has issued the following Fatwa on Alcohol:

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

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

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

    MCG considers alcohol from any source as Haram.

    The following information are obtained from internet regarding synthetic alcohol:

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

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

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

    BACKGROUND:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    POLICY:

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

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

     


    Category: General Question
    09-30-14 07:09:08
  • Are muslims allowed to eat chowmein or maggi noodles ?are these foods halal for muslims? - rana ali
  • AOA

    Maggi noodles with green dot or with vegetarian label on the package of products without any flavor are consider Halal. Maggi noodles are consider Not Halal if there is no Green Dot on the package of noodles.


    Category: General Question
    09-30-14 05:02:40
  • Nature's Way Alive! Men's 50+ Multivitamin & Multimineral is halal or not - kamal ahmed
  • AOA

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

    MUSLIMS ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTIONS TO HALAL VITAMINS

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

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

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

    03/22/14

     


    Category: General Question
    09-29-14 03:14:36
  • Salamu Calaikum. Would someone please advised me if it is permissable to use a Designer Whey. I have checked their website to see if it was halal certified but unfortunately it was not but they have published on their site that all their protein products are kosher certified. Would that make it a permissable for me to use it? Jaza-akallah khair. - Farhan Omar
  • AOA

    Whey is kosher certified but does not mean they are Halal because they do not carry unflavored whey so all whey specially vanilla are made with alcohol containing vanilla which are dried to eliminate alcohol.

    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). 

    The following are Halal whey protein:

     

    Search results for the term: whey

    Total results generated: 6
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    halal Natural CFM Whey Protein Isolate Powder Natural Unflavored Dairy 2 LB Whey Protein Integrated Supplements Available only at various Vitamins stores. Please go to www.integratedsupplements.com to find out nearest store in your town. 02-17-14
    halal ProCel Whey Protein Powder Unflavored Dairy 10 OZ Whey Protein Global Health Available only at WWW.koshervitamins.com 1-800-645-1899 02-17-14
    halal Tara’s Whey Kosher Goat Protein Powder Dairy - Plain Unsweetened 12 Packets Whey Protein Tara's Available only at WWW.koshervitamins.com 1-800-645-1899 02-17-14
    halal Tara’s Whey Kosher Organic Grass Fed Protein Dairy - Powder Plain 12 Packets Whey Protein Tara's Available only at WWW.koshervitamins.com 1-800-645-1899 02-17-14
    halal Tara’s Whey Kosher Organic Grass Fed Protein Dairy - Powder Plain 12 OZ Whey Protein Tara's Available only at WWW.koshervitamins.com 1-800-645-1899 02-14-14
    halal Procel Whey Protein Powder Unflavored Whey Protein Global Health Products The Halal whey protein is available from Global Health Products Inc. company. The product name is Global Health ProCel Whey Protein Powder Unflavored Dairy 10 Oz. Product # GH - 80. It can be obtained from www.globalhp.com. This product is kosher certified and use for body building and nutritional needs. 07-30-13


    Category: General Question
    09-28-14 11:55:50
  • email addresses of importers of halal frozen meat What items your good self is importing. What food items We export Halal Frozen Chicken Cow Buffalo Got sheep meat, animal natural casing and other general goods consumer goods payment LC highclassnews6 atgmaildot com Buraq Corporation rawalpindi Pakistan payment LC Can u please send us product name, specifications or details, quantity, packing, name of consignee, address, port of destination to calculate and prepare Proforma invoices - buraq corp
  • AOA

    We do not sell or buy any food product. We are educating Muslims about Halal foods and food ingredients.


    Category: General Question
    09-28-14 11:17:17
  • Is stearyl alcohol halal? - Hanan
  • AOA

    From our FAQ:

    What are Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Butyl Alcohol, Lauryl and Oleyl Alcohol used in Personal Care Products. Are they Halal:

    All above alcohol are not Ethyl Alcohol but they are fatty alcohol or fatty waxes made from either animal fat such as pork fat or vegetable fat such as soy fat. Only manufacturer will know the source of these ingredients. If any personal care company says that no animal derived ingredients are used in their products containing above alcohols it means they are obtained from vegetable fat.


    Category: General Question
    09-28-14 09:56:23
  • Are all cooking oils(vegetable/corn/canola) with kosher symbol halal in Usa? - aaaaabc
  • AOA

    Yes.


    Category: General Question
    09-28-14 09:05:05
  • Is crescent chicken halal - Nazia
  • AOA

    Yes.


    Category: General Question
    09-27-14 20:44:44
  • Salaam. is Saudi Watani meat/chicken halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I advise you not eat any chicken in Saudi Arabia because they are machine slaughtered.

     

     


    Category: General Question
    09-27-14 13:30:58
  • Salaam. i wanted to find out if there are any halal breads in Saudi? Someone told me that there are no halal breads there. when u go saudi do u eat any specific brand which is halal? JazakAllah. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    You can eat only pita bread or any bread made with wheat flour, water, yeast, vegetable oil, sugar and salt. I do not know about white western bread. You can also eat Baladi bread if there is no flavor.

     

     


    Category: General Question
    09-27-14 13:29:25
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu br this is a product called HALDIRAMS NAGPUR BHUJIA and it has the following ingredients Tapary Beans Flour (Moth), Edible Vegetable Oil, Chick peas Flour, Salt, Red Chilli Powder, Clove Powder, Black Pepper, Dried Ginger Powder, Cardamom, Bay Leaves. AND IT HAS A GREEN DOT is this halaal??? Br i am preparing a list of halaal indian items Jazakallah khayr. - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui
  • AOA

    It is Halal. Thanks for information and it is added to Indian Food on our website.


    Category: General Question
    09-27-14 12:17:29
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu br there is a product which has the following ingredients POTATO,EDIBLE VEGETABLE OIL,TOMATO POWDER,ONION POWDER,SALT,SUGAR,RED CHILLI,DRY MANGO POWDER,GARLIC POWDER,CUMIN,ACIDITY REGULATOR & ANTIOXIDANT (E 330) AND A GREEN DOT. IS THIS PRODUCT HALAAL?? JAZAKALLAH KHAYR. - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui
  • AOA

    What is the name product who manufactured it but is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    09-27-14 05:08:03
  • Another question. Sorry. What about medicines? They come in the form of syrups, tablets, capsules etc. Doctor prefer many medicines at the site of ill health. What to do then? Should I be checking each medicines' composition even during illness? Should I be still verifying it to be Halal or Haraam? Should I call the manufacturing companies at that time too? What to do? Shouldn't I use those medicines? ..What ....to ....dooooo.??????? I m so confused. ...........Please Help brother. From India, Syed Muteeb. - Syed Muteeb
  • AOA

    Most ulema says if there is no Halal alternate medicine available then you have to take in order to save your life. Most capsule are made with pork gelatin if there is no tablet available for that medicine then you open the capsule take out the powdered medicine dump in apple sauce and consume then through out the capsule in garbage. For over the counter syrup medicne like cough syrup you should not take with alcohol because there are many alcohol free cough syrups listed on our website. Ask the pharmacy that you do not take capsule like my pharmacist know that I can not take capsule medice so the mentioned on my account. If doctor prescribed capsulethen ask pharmacy to find out the tablet or caplet to fill in precription. If you really sick then ask pharmacy to find out pork free medicine for you. You can ask your doctor to prescribed non capsule medicine. There are few Halal prescribed medicine listed under NEWS section at our website. I am not a doctor or pharmacist. It is the job of Muslim Doctors Association and Muslim Phatmacist Association to help Muslims. I am a food scientist and can not work as a pharmacist but I try as hard as possible to help Muslims.


    Category: General Question
    09-27-14 01:02:42
  • Brother, I am very confused. I cannot classify every food item as Halal or Haraam. It is said to avoid such doubtful things. But I cannot stop using many of those daily products such as Soap, Handwash,Shampoos, Perfumes, Biscuits, Soft drinks, etc. I cannot prepare everything at home. We have to depend on outside products. But all outside products are not made by Muslims (i.e they are not Halal). For every product, I have to visit your website and have to ask you several questions making u disturb a lot. I feel sorry for that and would like to apologize. But at the same time I am Muslim and have to be careful in every aspect of life. As a brother, please suggest me some ways to get out of this confused and irritated life. I pray to ALLAH (swt) for you all since u do a lot of hardwork to provide halal to muslims. Pray for me bro. Your brother in Islam, Syed Muteeb (India). - Syed Muteeb
  • AOA

    I suggest to find out in your Muslim country which department is responsible for bringing from other non Muslim countries. Find out what are the Halal criteria they assign for imported foods. Then if it is satisfied your Halal criteria then consume them otherwise consume only locally made food product.


    Category: General Question
    09-27-14 00:51:50
  • What is the difference between Vanillin and Artificial Vanilla Flavor/ Vanilla Flavor - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Both are same.


    Category: General Question
    09-26-14 14:55:52
  • Change noodles have pig fat or not - aryan
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     

     


    Category: General Question
    09-26-14 11:29:39
  • If the product has kosher symbol do muslims can eat. If yes then macdonalds chicken burger and fish o fillet can be eaten - Anjum
  • AOA

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

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

    McDonald chicken burger is not Halal because it is not zabiha, its fish coating is mashboo.


    Category: General Question
    09-26-14 10:20:57
  • Several of the medications I manage in hospitalized patients are derived from pork intestines. Many of my patients are Islam/Muslim. I do not wish to violate their beliefs by using these products if they are considered unclean. Are the following drugs halal? Heparin enoxaparin Lovenox Dalteparin Fragmin Thank you very much for your consideration and time. - Pamela Kohl
  • Hi

    I have no information but it is going to take some time to inestigate them. I would like to know their ingredients and who manufactured them. Many Islamic scholars said if there is no Halal medicine available in hospital then they have to take it in order to say their lives.


    Category: General Question
    09-26-14 09:33:02
  • Which banana bread is halal please let me know - Yasmeen
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-26-14 09:10:04
  • I want to ask about implora palette,maybellin lip balm,maybellin mascara,and pixy milk cleanser and face toner,pond's product and last cussons baby,halal or no? Please I so need information about them,,, Thank's for aswer... - iklimatul hasanah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-25-14 06:37:23
  • Butylphenyl methylproponial , c1 19140 (yellow 5), c1 16035 (red 40) are these ingredients allowed ? Halal as in? - abeer
  • AOA

    I have no information. Please contact manufacturer because he is the one who know the source.


    Category: General Question
    09-24-14 14:16:52
  • Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu br my father lives in saudia arabia and I went to ksa for 4-5 times and I went last in 2012 when I went there there were local chicken slaughter houses but my father told that now the government has closed these local chicken slaughter houses and now the people there have to buy chicken which is machine slaughtered now what can we do in this case?? Jazakallah khayr - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui.
  • AOA

    The same question was asked to me by my neice in Jeddah in 2012 when Saudi Govt. invited me to give the presentation at a conference in Riyadh and I know at that time the chicken from other countries and inside Saudi Arabia are all machine slaughtered. Myself and my wife did not eat chicken at all for more than two weeks even at Riyadh, Mecca Shareef and Madina Shareef. Is machine slaughtering of chicken also happening in India specially in Hyderabad Chauk.

    You can ask this question to a a very good educated mufti saheb or do not eat chicken at all, eat fish.


    Category: General Question
    09-24-14 10:09:26
  • oral b company having halal ingredient in past and brush bristal - samed raheel
  • AOA

    Search results for the term: toothbrush

    Total results generated: 2
    Category Name Brand Description
    Toothbrush Reach Toothbrushes Reach According to Johnson & Johnson bristles of Reach toothbrushes are made with Nylon so there toothbrushes are Halal. November 2013
    Toothbrushes Toothbrushes Aqua fresh, Colgate, Crest, Mentadent, Oral-B and Reach Aqua fresh, Colgate, Crest, Mentadent, Oral-B and Reach toothbrushes are free from any pig hairs or any animal derived ingredients. Bristles from above brands of toothbrushes are made with nylon according to manufacturer of above brands in USA.

    Category: General Question
    09-23-14 15:11:54
  • i want to ask about " nauter' s promise company's products. Are they halal or not. espacially cheese and cookies? 2nd one is Giant make cheese and chocolate milk is halal or not? - nausheen
  • AOA

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


    Category: General Question
    09-23-14 06:23:12
  • Is restaurant depot cheese halal( I think it's calles prime cheese) Thank you - Rabia
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-22-14 23:33:32
  • Is the z pack golden pound cakes halal - sunday daniel
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-22-14 11:23:21
  • can i use tresemme heat protection shine spra? is it halal? - zaheda shaikh
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-22-14 09:37:41
  • Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Br is only natural vanilla haraam or any natural flavour such as strawberry,peach,chocolate etc - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui
  • AOA

    Any natural or artificial starwberry, peach, chocolate flavor is not Halal if they made with alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    09-22-14 03:36:16
  • is Hairfinity a vitamin pill which contains bovine Beef Halal? - Sara
  • AOA

    It is not Halal according MCG ulema.


    Category: General Question
    09-22-14 03:29:22
  • IAM A MUSLIM GIRL,AND AM A BRIGHT AND LIGHT SKIN PERSON BUT I WONT TO USE COCOA BUTER TO MAKE MY SKIN LOOK DRY AND HEALTHY I DONT NO IF ITS HALAL OR HARAM - Oseh Melvin Bangura
  • AOA

    Without ingredients I can not answer your questions because there are several Halal non Halal coaco butter but 100% Coaco butter without any ingredients is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    09-22-14 03:25:26
  • Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu B r when will the Indian food section start?? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I am recovering from two foot surgeries and I can not spend much time in Indian stores because of pain. Inshalla when I recovered I will start updating it.


    Category: General Question
    09-22-14 01:54:21
  • is All gold bbq sauce halaal? - Luqmaan
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    09-21-14 22:49:00
  • Are t ootsie roll halal? - Jamal. Ali
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    09-21-14 21:44:38
  • I REALLY rely on THIS website... May Allah give you Jannah-Al- Firdaws!!! But, I do not know what to do when I get answers like: Assalamualaykum!!! Are Jewel Cupcakes Halal if they contain the following: Sugar, enriched bleached flour (wheat flour, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamin, riboflavin, folic acid) vegetable shortening(palm oil & /or soybean oil, propylene glycol, mono & diesters of fatty acids,mono & diglycerides, soy lecithin,BHT) vegetable oil (partially hydrogenated soy & cottonseed, soy oil, coconut oil, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, egg whites, , nonfat milk, cocoa(if chocolate cake & or /icing) W/alkali, wheat starch, sodium bicarbonate, modified food starch(corn, tapioca) salt, dextrose, acidic sodium aluminum phosphate, natural& artificial flavor, sodium stearoyl lactytate, sodium acid pyrophosphate, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate(Preservative), phosphoric acid, locust bean. guar, xanthan gum, poly sorbate 60, monocalcium phosphate, May contain FD&C Colors: Red 3&40, Yellow 5&6, Blue 1&2, Lakes Red 3&40, Lakes Yellow 5&6, Lakes Blue 1&2. Dextrin, Confectioners Glaze, Corn Starch, Carnauba Wax, Gum Arabic, Rice flour. MANUFATURED ON SHARED EQUIPMENT W/TREE NUTS. Contains: Wheat, Eggs, Milk, Soy. JAZAKALLAH! -[Anonymous user] AOA It is not Halal because one of the reason it contains Confectionary Glaze. Category: Food Products09-20-14 09:19:27Assalamualaykum!!! Are Jewel Cupcakes Halal if they contain the following: Sugar, enriched bleached flour (wheat flour, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamin, riboflavin, folic acid) vegetable shortening(palm oil & /or soybean oil, propylene glycol, mono & diesters of fatty acids,mono & diglycerides, soy lecithin,BHT) vegetable oil (partially hydrogenated soy & cottonseed, soy oil, coconut oil, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, egg whites, , nonfat milk, cocoa(if chocolate cake & or /icing) W/alkali, wheat starch, sodium bicarbonate, modified food starch(corn, tapioca) salt, dextrose, acidic sodium aluminum phosphate, natural& artificial flavor, sodium stearoyl lactytate, sodium acid pyrophosphate, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate(Preservative), phosphoric acid, locust bean. guar, xanthan gum, poly sorbate 60, monocalcium phosphate, May contain FD&C Colors: Red 3&40, Yellow 5&6, Blue 1&2, Lakes Red 3&40, Lakes Yellow 5&6, Lakes Blue 1&2. Dextrin, Confectioners Glaze, Corn Starch, Carnauba Wax, Gum Arabic, Rice flour. MANUFATURED ON SHARED EQUIPMENT W/TREE NUTS. Contains: Wheat, Eggs, Milk, Soy. JAZAKALLAH! -[Anonymous user] AOA I already told you that it is not a Halal Cup Cakes because it contains Confectionrs Glaze why you have to send two more same question when I already answered it. From our FAQ: Confectionery Glaze Confectionary Glaze or Resinous Glaze is made from Shellac (Shellac is a insect secretion) which is dissolved in alcohol, and then alcohol is evaporated and glazed on the surface of food products. It is also part of sprinkles on top of bakery products and ice cream. MCG does not consider it as a Halal ingredient because of alcohol. Category: Food Products09-19-14 16:27:21 - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    The following criteria I used to assign Halal status as it mentioned under MCG Halal Certification section. Do you want me to tell the Jewel  Cup Cakes are Halal. I tell you based on my 35 years of experience working in bakery and food plant majority of flavors are made with Haram Ethyl Alcohol. You find most sweet goods like cakes, cup cakes, croissants are made with alcohol containing flavor. Confectionary Glaze is made with alcohol. My job is to provide the information to Muslims based on our Halal standard, my food industry expereince and my believe in this Hadith:

    " Prophet Muhammed SAW (PBUH) said to his Companion Sa`d ibn Abī Waqqās RA: “O Sa`d! Purify your food, your supplication will be accepted. By the one in whose hand lays the life of Muhammad, verily a servant places a morsel of Haram in his stomach (and as a result) forty days of worship will not be accepted from him.”
    (Recorded by Imam Tabrani)".

    I am not forcing Muslims to accept my recommendation. They can eat whatever they want and I have no information. If you want to eat Jewel Cupcakes you can do so then please do not 4 repeated question about it.

    CRITERIA USED IN IDENTIFYING HALAL FOOD PRODUCTS IN US Supermarkets

    Method of data collection:

    1.    Visiting the major supermarkets in the region, examining each product for ingredients declaration on the package.

    2.    Checking for different kosher symbols on the package which meet with the Islamic dietary requirements.

    3.    Inquiring (limited) with the food manufacturers for the source of questionable ingredients, incidental or hidden ingredients or processing aid ingredients by phone or letter.

    4.    In the absence of a Halal or kosher symbol, selecting a food product which is made with Halal ingredients only determined by President of MCG 35 years of diversified food manufacturing, R & D, Quality Assurance experience in US food industry and knowledge of food ingredients.

    Not all Kosher certified food products are consider Halal because they are made with             Haram ingredients according to MCG criteria such as listed below. If one of them present in kosher certified product then MCG will not consider it Halal:

    ·         Gelatin from pork and non zabiha cow

    ·         Kosher Gelatin except fish gelatin

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

    ·         Wine

    ·         Liquor

    ·         Beer batter

    ·         Rum flavor

         Ethyl Alcohol as a main ingredient appears on the ingredient list

    ·         Cochineal or Carmine, a red color from insects

    ·         Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce

    ·         Yeast Extract or Autolyzed Yeast made from brewer's yeast, a byproduct of beer making

    ·         Torula Yeast grown on alcohol

    ·         Nucleotides (building block of nucleic acid) are obtained from Torula yeast cells grown on alcohol, used in Infant Milk formulas to help babies build a good immune, digestive system and decreased incident of diarrhea

    ·         Vanilla Extract which contains minimum of 35% Alcohol

    ·         Wine Vinegar

    ·         If ethyl alcohol is used as a solvent in natural or artificial flavors.

    ·         Confectionary Glaze or Resinous Glaze made with Shellac which is dissolve in alcohol and then alcohol is evaporated

    ·         Carrageenan, if ethyl alcohol or Isopropyl alcohol was used during processing for crystallization

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

    Consultation with Islamic Scholars:

    We are grateful to following Ulema or Islamic Scholars who help us in deciding the Halal status of certain food ingredients and food products based on their knowledge of Islamic dietary requirements.

    Our main religious advisor:

    ·         Mufti Mohammed Hafeezur Rahman Khan of Mecca Masjid Garland, TX 773-936-5463

    Our secondary religious advisors:

    ·         Mufti Khalil Ahmed of Jamia Nizamia, Hyderabad, India(Phone 01191-9849071327, jamianizamia@yahoo.com)

    ·         Mufti Mohsin Muki of Chicago Muslim Sunni Society Chicago, IL 773-801-9101

    Halal

    The Halal status is given to a food product on the following basis:

    1.    The food product is made from only pure Halal ingredients with Halal processing aid or hidden ingredients and no natural or artificial flavors (except those in which alcohol was not used as solvent)).

    2.    The Halal food product is NOT Made with pork, pork-by-products, bacon, ham, lard, pig enzymes, any other meat-by-products, any other ingredients  such as:

    o    Gelatin from pork and non zabiha cow

    o    Kosher Gelatin except fish gelatin

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

    o    Wine

    o    Liquor

    o    Beer batter

    o    Rum flavor

    o    Ethyl Alcohol as a main ingredient appears on the ingredient list

    o    Cochineal or Carmine, a red color from insects

    o    Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce ( A alcoholic fermented product containing 1-2% alcohol)

    o   Yeast Extract or Autolyzed Yeast made from brewerï yeast, a byproduct of beer making

    o    Torula Yeast grown on alcohol

    o    Nucleotides (building block of nucleic acid) are obtained from yeast cells grown on alcohol, used in Infant Milk formulas to help babies build a good immune, digestive system and decreased incident of diarrhea

    o    Vanilla Extract which must contain minimum of 35% Alcohol by US FDA regulation

    o    Wine Vinegar because there will leftover wine which is not converted to vinegar

    o    If ethyl alcohol is used as a solvent in natural or artificial flavors.

    1. Confectionary Glaze or Resinous Glaze made with Shellac which is dissolve in alcohol and then alcohol is evaporated
    2. Carrageenan, if ethyl alcohol or Isopropyl alcohol was used during processing for crystallization
    3. Natural Vanilla or Natural Vanilla Flavor(because Alcohol is used in its extraction).  

    6.    Halal or Genuine Kosher certification was also used as criteria for assigning the Halal status for a food product, which meets the Islamic dietary requirements. Because no Halal certified food products are available throughout USA except few such MCG Halal certified Seneca Foods Apple Chips and few from other organizations. The use of genuine Kosher certified food products as Halal is for temporary period only until the Halal symbol carrying food products are available in supermarkets throughout USA. Not all Kosher certified food products are Halal. The only one is Halal, which meets the Islamic dietary requirements. According to Quran our good & pure foods are Halal for Ahlekitab and their good and pure foods are Halal for us.

    7.   Only hand slaughter Zabiha meat from Halal animals by a Muslim is used as a criteria for MCG definition of Zabiha meat. Machine slaughtering for zabiha meat is not acceptable according to our ulema.

    HALAL IF NO ALCOHOL IS USED IN FLAVORS:

    The criteria for food products under this category is the same as the Halal category except the food products here are made natural or artificial flavors. The natural and artificial flavors used in these food products may or may not contain alcohol as a solvent but these flavors are not made with animal derived ingredients and they are genuine kosher certified. It is beyond our scope to find each food product in this category, which may or may not be made with alcohol containing flavors. We request our brothers and sisters to call food manufacturers to find out about alcohol in flavors. Ask them whether alcohol was used as a solvent in flavors. The alcohol is a hidden ingredient in flavor.

    The food companies do not have to mention alcohol in ingredients statement according to FDA food regulations. We may even find the industry to respond to our Islamic dietary needs by using alternate solvents such as Propylene Glycol. Some Islamic scholars would not consider a food product Halal if alcohol or if flavor in which alcohol was used as a solvent even if it was completely evaporated during processing. If alcohol is converted to another chemical then it would be Halal but chemically it will not happen.

    Not Halal

    The following food products are included in this category:

    ·         The Haram food products that are made with pork-by-product ingredients and wine.

    ·         The food products that are made with kosher gelatin and bear the kosher symbol K but did not meet the Islamic dietary requirements.

    ·         The Haram food products that are made with pork gelatin and bear the kosher symbol K.

    ·         The products made with ingredients derived from non-zabiha meat by- products.

    ·         The products made from fat based ingredients without Halal or kosher certification and with no guarantee they meet the Islamic dietary requirements.

    ·         The products that are made from natural and artificial flavors which are not Halal or Kosher certified with or without alcohol as a solvent.

    ·           The products that are made with alcoholic fermentation and may contain 2-3 % alcohol such as naturally brewed soy sauce.

    ·         The products that are made with human hair L- Cysteine with or without kosher certification.

    ·         The products that are made with questionable ingredients and whose source are not verified as Halal.

    ·         The products, which are kosher certified and bear kosher symbol but do not meet the Islamic dietary requirements.

    ·         All machine slaughtered animals are considered as NOT HALAL by MCG , MCG's Ulema and 40 Islamic scholars from England.

                                                   


    Category: General Question
    09-21-14 15:18:35
  • I would like to know if the product has "vanilla flavor" is it halal? For example a sweet potato pie with the ingredient "vanilla flavor" JazakAllah khair - Aishah Foucher
  • AOA

    Natura Vanilla Flavor or Vanilla Flavor or Vanilla is not Halal because alcohol is used to make it and contain alcohol. On the otjher hand Vanillin a artificial vanilla flavor is Halal because it does not contain alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    09-21-14 15:08:37
  • Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Br there is a company known as Masqati which sells milk and its products and they sell milk and it is written that 100% pure buffalo milk but some people tell that the company mixes milk powder which comes from new zealand and we dont know the ingredients of the milk powder can this company and milk be trusted as it is a Muslim owned company and as the ingredients of milk powder are not known as this not a confirmed news and as the company sells the milk is sold as 100% bufallo milk - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Milk powder is expensive than the fresh milk because it cost to dry it. Frsh Buffalo milk is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    09-21-14 11:09:43
  • Is Multi Vitamin certrum silver is Halal.This made by Wyeth. - kaukab javaid
  • AOA

    MUSLIMS ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTIONS TO HALAL VITAMINS

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

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

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

    03/22/14

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

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


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

    I have no information.


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

    Please ask this question to a Islamic scholar.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

    1. E-Numbers & Their Halal Status

    2. Ingredients Section

    3. FAQ Section

    4. Can write the questions

    5. US made products if available in UK


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

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

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

    It is not Halal.


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

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


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

    It is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    09-17-14 10:05:19
  • what is halal toothpaste in newyork - hyder teepu
  • AOA

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


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

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


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

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

    (3) L-Cysteine made from human hair or chicken or duck feathers (4) Wine (5) Liquor (6) Beer batter (7) Rum flavor (8) Ethyl Alcohol or ethanol as a main ingredient (9) Cochineal or Carmine (10) Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce (11) Brewer’s Yeast Extract from byproduct of beer making  (12) Nucleotides (13) Vanilla Extract (14) Wine Vinegar (15) If ethyl alcohol is used as a solvent in natural and artificial flavors (16) Confectionary Glaze or Resinous Glaze (17) Torula Yeast grown on alcohol (18) if Carrageenan is made with ethyl alcohol, (19) Natural Vanilla or Natural Vanilla Flavor(because Alcohol is used in its extraction). 

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

     

    Search results for the term: prenatal

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

    Please search it at our www.canadianhalalfoods.com


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

    Probiotic does not comes from humans.


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

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


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

    Yes.


    Category: General Question
    09-15-14 07:32:29
  • Assalamou alikum Wht type of vasoline is halal - fatima
  • AOA

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


    Category: General Question
    09-14-14 19:30:30
  • some people say that this website has some fake stuff so can you clear me out? - Mohsin Shaikh
  • AOA

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

    You have to go their website and write the question this way.

    " is ethanol or ethyl alcohol used as a solvent in flavor; ethanol or ethyl alcohol is a hidden ingredient or processing aid ingredient of a flavor, it will not appear in the ingredients statement. The knowledge of presence or absence of ethanol or ethyl alcohol in flavor is only known to your QA or Technical service department because they have access to the specification of flavors. In the specification of flavor, your flavor supplier has written  the name of solvent or carrier used in that particular flavor. So please request your QA or Technical service department to find out whether ethanol or ethyl alcohol was used or not in the flavor as a solvent".


    Category: General Question
    09-11-14 02:27:01
  • Assalamualaikum w.b.t. Is the hair product Suavecito halal to use? -Amir, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia- - Amir
  • AOA

    I have no information.


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

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

     


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

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

    Bar Soap

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

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

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

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

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

    Bar soap from Pig fat and other fat based ingredients:

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

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

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

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

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

     

     


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

    You can use 100% natural Halal juice for sweetness.


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

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


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

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


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

    I have no information.


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

    I have no information.


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

    I have no information.


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

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


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

    I have no information.


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

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


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

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

     


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

    I have no information.

     


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

    ontroversy on Alcohol from other than grape, date and barley

    Controversy on Alcohol from other than grape, date and barley

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

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


    Allah Most High says: 


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


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


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

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


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


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

    argument on the following two Hadiths: 


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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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

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


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


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

     

    MCG comments:

     

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

     

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

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

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

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

     

    Here MCG's ulema fatwa on alcohol:

     

    FATWA FROM DARUL IFTA JAMIA NIZAMIA HYDERABAD, INDIA ON ALCOHOL

    Jamia Nizamia has issued the following Fatwa on Alcohol:

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

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

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

    MCG considers alcohol from any source as Haram.

    The following information are obtained from internet regarding synthetic alcohol:

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

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

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

    BACKGROUND:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    POLICY:

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

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

    03/05/14

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

    I have no information.

     


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

    Please ask this question to a Islamic Scholar.


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

    HALAL STATUS SYMBOLS

     


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

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


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

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


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

    I have no information.


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

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-02-14 03:20:49