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Recent Questions:

  • is oyster sauce halal if 'halal logo' is printed on the product? - Mohammed khairul alam khan
  • AOA

    Oyster is not Halal for Hanaf. You have to see whether alcohol is used in flavor or not.


    Category: General Question
    04-14-13 00:38:50
  • What if u consume gelatin unknowing how to u compensate :second if ur room mate use vessels for cooking pork can u use that.Ur immediate reponse wud be appreciable - Dawood sayyed
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    You have to  pray two Nafil rakat and ask Allah for forgiveness. Please be careful what you eat and please read the ingredients statement before you eat. The same question was asked to Hajrat Omar Bin Khatab RA the second Khalifa when Muslim conquered Christian land. He RA said to wash utensil perfectly then use.


    Category: General Question
    04-13-13 14:45:00
  • Subway's Italian herb bread is halal or haram? - khadiza
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    04-12-13 18:00:32
  • Hello i was wondering if the soda (mirinda) was halal or not? Please could i have an answer back as soon as possible. I would also like for proof of the question please. - Muhammad
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    AOA

    I have no information on UK products.


    Category: General Question
    04-12-13 15:59:52
  • Kirkland Signature Calcium Chews 500 mg with Vitamin D and Vitamin K Sugar Free by Kirkland Signature - Sakina hadi
  • AOA

    Please foollow the information on our Home page about Halal vitamins at Vitamin Shoppe and also from www.koshervitamins.com these are two places you get Halal vitamins not at Costco or other places. Vitamins has to be either Halal or kosher certified.


    Category: General Question
    04-12-13 07:40:15
  • Assalaamu Alaikum I need to know if food can become haram in the following way. If someone touches an apple which has the wax coating and then proceeds to touch a carrot, is it then permissible to eat the carrot without washing it? Is the wax coating on the apples problem in the sense it 'contaminates' other foods by touching it. This is based on the assumption that alcohol and shellac could have been part of the wax coating on the apple. I am having waswas over this. - Aileen
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    All apple produces put vegetable wax for shining but it is a rule for Muslims that every vegetables or fruits must be wash before consuming because this is Islamic hygiene rules.

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    Category: General Question
    04-12-13 05:07:39
  • Does Spain have a consumer group that certifes food products and eateries as halal ? In other words is there a symbol I can look for in a restaurant that tells me it serves halal food? - John Yusuf Battersby
  • AOA

    I think there is a Halal certifying Instituto Halal, Spain.This is the website of Instituto Halal, Spain.


    Category: General Question
    04-11-13 22:47:22
  • AOA. I live in Indian occupied Kashmir and i heard that maggi noodle contain enzyme porcine (taken from intestine of Pig). after a bit research i found that it is true, it is also mentioned here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggi_noodles but then i came across your site and you have said that if it has green dot then it is halaal. although in india it has green dot but in now not sure whether it is halaal or not. now please tell me what to do. - Umair Shah
  • AOA

    The Indian and Pakistani stores in USA carry the Nestle Maggi noodles but on some I found a Green Dot under circle which indicates a vegetarian product and it does not have no flavor. It also veggie written on the package. May be it is for export but if could not find it then do not consume it. There is no such satement that Maggi Noodles are made with porcine enzyme at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggi_noodles.You have to remember that all enzymes used in bakery products are Halal. Noodles does not need any enzyme but if the seasoning contain cheese then there is a possibility of porcine enzyme.


    Category: General Question
    04-11-13 22:41:09
  • I wanted to know is almond milk is halal is has a kosher symbol on the pack thank you - Anonymous user
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    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.

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: General Question
    04-11-13 17:41:45
  • i want to know that all your lists of haram and halal for all the categories are including uae.should we avoid using all products in uae,that are haram in us or uk? - naushad ali
  • AOA

    The food products listed on our website is made in USA except few from Canada. If the same US made products are available in UAE then you have to follow our website otherwise not.


    Category: General Question
    04-11-13 01:05:47
  • Is coke and pepsi halaal to drink ?? - irfan
  • AOA

    Only regular Pepsi and Diet Pepsi are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    04-10-13 13:55:17
  • Would like to know in which country M&M's and Skittles are halal? As they are not suitable for a halal diet in UK - Mohsin
  • AOA

    I do not know because I know only for USA and Canada.


    Category: General Question
    04-10-13 08:12:49
  • assalamou alikum. is baybebel cheese halal?jazzaqalahou khaire - fatima chowdhury
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    AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    04-09-13 14:58:45
  • are the gums and candies halal - Mushtaq Ahmed
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    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.

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: General Question
    04-09-13 13:43:53
  • Please inform me as to whether an american brand candy known as double bubble bubblegum is halaal as the company that makes this product is from canada and goes by the name CONCORD CONFECTIONS concord ,ontario,canada L4K 5A6 i think their telephone number is 20-05489-000 jazakallah for taking the time to assist me as soon as you have some news please email me - Ridwan Bayat
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    AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    04-08-13 12:10:05
  • What are the bb cream from korea is halal? - nurul
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    AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    04-07-13 20:55:35
  • The Garden Company Limited (嘉頓有限公司) Is the bread Halal ? - Azhar
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    AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    04-07-13 20:50:20
  • Asalam o alikum 1.I have heard that hot Cheetos are halal is this true? 2.Greek flavor yogurt is halal or not? Is there halal flavored yogurt? Jazakallah Khair - summera
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    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.

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: General Question
    04-07-13 19:56:20
  • Can we eat aunt milli bread qlso centrellq bread aunt milli mwke no2 for them can we eat it jazak allah kheeran - Yousef yassin
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    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.

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: General Question
    04-07-13 13:16:18
  • Can we eat aunt milli bread qlso centrellq bread aunt milli mwke no2 for them can we eat it jazak allah kheeran - Yousef yassin
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    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.

    You can find answers to most of your questions in Q & A section.


    Category: General Question
    04-07-13 13:14:43
  • Gelatin in raspberry fat burn capsule is hilal? As the product indicate that it is suitable for vegetarian - Summayia shah
  • AOA

    Gelatin can not be use for " Suitable For Vegetarian" because it is only obtained from animal. It is probably a plant based gum or gelling agent.


    Category: General Question
    04-07-13 11:52:41
  • is jewel osco fresh pounds cakes are halal? - madiha
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    AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    04-06-13 16:07:05
  • i have lions australia xcake in the ingradent it has rum, some one says it aroma from tree. is that true? - nahid
  • AOA

    Rum is a wine and it is Haram.


    Category: General Question
    04-06-13 06:12:45
  • Salaam, can you please tell me is it ok to use vanila extract in cakes and biscuits as some sources say its ok to use and others say it isn't...thankyou - Safia
  • AOA

    They are wrong have no knowledge about it and it is a Haram ingredient. From our Ingredients section:

    haram Vanilla Extract Ingredient from plant Vanilla extract is flavorant made fromvanilla bean extract. It is extracted with alcohol and contains minimum 35% alcohol in solution.
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    Category: General Question
    04-05-13 03:53:49
  • Assalaamu alaikum Are dark n' lovely hair relaxers halaal? JazaakaLLAH - sabrina
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    AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    04-05-13 00:19:56
  • Assalamu alaikum, I just wanted to apologize if I may have come across as rude or inconsiderate earlier, which I feel I did. Thank you for kindly answering all of my questions and I appreciate you taking your time to research and post things beneficial for myself and other muslims. One last question. I have Mrs. Dash spices and Worceshire sauce, both say natural flavoring. Is this halal or am I forbidden to consume this? Jazaak Allahu Khayran and im sorry again for what happened before. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Natural flavoring in sauces or in spices is the Oleoresin of black peppers which is a Halal ingredient. Don worry about what happened before. I am here to serve Muslims and answering their questions whether they write nicely or roughly but the main purpose to help them eat only Halal food products in this country. Allah has provided me education, knowledge and experience in US food industry for the purpose of educating Muslims about Halal food products.


    Category: General Question
    04-04-13 10:05:42
  • is kinder chocolates or kinder schoko-bons chocolate halal? is skimmed milk powder of this chocolate halal? because there is no information if it is suitable for vegetarian people or not. I am mostly living in Europe. thanks - nur
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    04-02-13 02:45:08
  • Is Ethyl alcohol halal? - tarik othman
  • AOA

    Ethyl Alcohol is a Haram ingredient because it is a intoxicant and all intoxicants are Haram according to a Hadith.


    Category: General Question
    04-01-13 19:22:51
  • ASC. I have a cereal that has artificial flavor as one of the ingredients (there is no natural flavor). The cereal has the kosher symbol UD on it. Is it okay to consume this cereal or could the artificial flavor have alcohol in it? - iman
  • AOA

    If artificaila flavor is Vanillin then there is no alcohol in and it is Halal but artificial flavor is other than vanillin then they might use alcohol. Only the manufacturer knows about it.


    Category: General Question
    04-01-13 16:54:05
  • is wall's feast ice cream halal or haraam - katija
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they use alcohol in flavor.


    Category: General Question
    03-29-13 04:27:39
  • marble slab creamery is halal - sumer
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-29-13 00:54:56
  • Are those yeasts halal which are used to make breads ?If 'Yeast' is mentioned in the ingredient list of a bread or toast, but no other information is mentioned about that yeast ,then can we consider the toast or bread to be halal knowing that the other ingredients used to make it (the bread or toast) are halal? - Aiman
  • AOA

    Yeast used in bakery product is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-28-13 18:45:36
  • Salam, I had contact Meiji yan yan about their products about their artificial flavors and they told me that there is alcohol but it is not much because it's (<0.05%)and they said it will not make a person to be intoxicated.And I would like to know is it alright to eat a lot of this product and will not be intoxicated at all?Just want to make sure. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is still Haram, those statements does not mean nothing to Islamic Sharia because alcohol is an intoxicant and all intoxicants are Haram.

     

    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.

     


    Category: General Question
    03-28-13 04:51:45
  • A.Alaikum, I am from Pakistan and my question is, Are soft drinks like pepsi, coke, dew, Miranda etc halal or not? - Muhammad Babar khan
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    AOA

    I have no information on them in Pakistan.


    Category: General Question
    03-28-13 01:17:51
  • Which one perfumes are halal for women ? Can you give list please.thanks - Sana
  • AOA

    I do not have list but it should not be made with alcohol and animal by product.


    Category: General Question
    03-27-13 14:15:14
  • I asked a company about their products and they said that the used an animal derived raw material, which is honey extract. As a muslim, can we still use that? - Nazurah
  • AOA

    If honet extracted with alcohol then it is not Halal. Animal derived may include some other ingredients.


    Category: General Question
    03-27-13 00:42:22
  • Can you tell me if their products safe to use for Muslims? I sent this company an email and this is what they replied to me : When producing our decorative products we do not use any ingredients directly derived from animals, such as placenta extracts or animal fat. We do, however, use materials such as beeswax, silk, or lanolin (wool fat from sheep) and the natural dye cochenille (CI 75470) which are indeed animal components, strictly speaking. When manufacturing some types of ingredients we also use base components such as fatty acids at times, which may also be derived from animals. However, this does not make any of our ingredients questionable in the least. A careful process of filtration consisting of many different and diverse steps throughout the synthesis of our products guarantees that all of our products can be used without any objections. Needless to say, due to the nature and origin of our products‘ components we do not consider our products „vegan.“ - Nazurah
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because Cochenille is extracted from insects which are Haram in Islam.


    Category: General Question
    03-27-13 00:36:15
  • Assalamou Alikum Is Zabiha Halal meat hand slaughtered and is Breyes Vanilla ice cream halal?PLZ ANSWER!!!JAZAQALAHO KHAIRE! - fatima chowdhury
  • AOA

    Hand slaughter Zabiha meat slaughtered by a Muslim is Halal. Breyers vanilla ice cream is not Halal because it is made with vanilla flavor which made by alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    03-25-13 15:37:54
  • Noor Al-Jabal Chicken is a brand of mountaire fresh young chicken. The supplier name is Halal Food Council of USA i have left messages for them and havent heard back do you have any information or have you ever contacted the. Their ph# is 410-5481728 Resturand Depot is selling their chicken. - Ahsan Seyal
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    AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    03-25-13 13:29:53
  • Is Nivea cream halal? - Mahfuja
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    AOA

    Please use the Tutorial video on home page to find out the Halal status of any food product or non food product.


    Category: General Question
    03-25-13 10:07:14
  • Will the fast food chains like krispy kreme doughnuts,mc donalds n products like pepsi coke be allowed to be served in islamic countries if they r not halaal? - Zaheer ali
  • AOA

    Many Islamic countrires do not allow pork by product but they allow alcohol in flavor. Many Muslim countries allow machine slaughtered chicken. Muslims in USA and Canada are have access to real Halal foods which although Kosher certified but meet Halal requirements and have been made without flavors or flavors without alcohol in it. Many Halal meat stores in USA and Canada provide hand slaughtered zabiha chicken which are not available in Muslim countries because they buy machine slaughtered chicken from USA, Canada, Brazil and Europe.


    Category: General Question
    03-24-13 01:35:55
  • I would like to know which croutons brand is halal?As there are many brands in each store. - Sana
  • AOA

    There is no Halal crouton in US supermarkets:

     

    Search Category: Food Products

    Seach results for the term: crouton

    Total results generated: 2

    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    haram All Croutons Croutons New York No Halal or Kosher symbol on the package. 10-13-12
    haram All Croutons Croutons Reese No Halal or Kosher symbol on the package. 10-13-12


    Category: General Question
    03-23-13 12:00:14
  • I am living in EUrope and without asking to company I am not eating the chocolates which have aroma in it. I asked to oe company about aroma if they use ethyl alcohol or any kind of alcohol in the process of aroma and they answered me that the use vanilla flovour but without adding an alcohol. Can I eat it because this chocolate was also known as halal before I asked. Thanks - Nur
  • AOA

    Only Vanillin a artificial vanilla flavor is Halal. So whether they use Vanillin if not then Vanilla is not Halal because it is made with alcohol and alcohol is evapoerated.


    Category: General Question
    03-23-13 09:47:59
  • Is chocolate long John halal or not???? - Najiullah syed
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-23-13 03:43:18
  • Assalamu alaykum , I wanted to know if Dr.Pepper is a halal soda because it has natural flavor in it .I know pepsi is halal even though it has natural flavors as well ,but I just want to make sure.Thanks - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is already on our website that Dr. Pepper is made with alcohol containing flavor and we have a e-mail from the company so it is not Halal like Coke.


    Category: General Question
    03-23-13 01:27:35
  • is emulysfing agent halal - umar
  • AOA

    It is Halal only if it is obtained from vegetable fat.


    Category: General Question
    03-22-13 09:38:05
  • Assalaamualaykum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuhu, Just want to know if you know about the halal status information on Trader Joe\'s grocery stores? And if not, can you please by Allah guide me as to how to start a conversation with them (trader joe\'s grocery store) on the presence of Alcohol, geletin sources and other Haram food/ingredients. Jazaakallahu khayran - Abdulrahman Addy
  • AOA

    Inshalla I will research on their provate label and publish on our website or in new Halal Food book which Inshallah coming at the end of this year.


    Category: General Question
    03-21-13 21:38:42
  • is ranbaxy revital halal in india? - ali
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-21-13 12:41:46
  • can muslim women use deo with alchohol denat? - xyz
  • AOA

    Denatured alcohol can be only use in personal care products not in foods.


    Category: General Question
    03-21-13 07:48:04
  • Assalamu Alaikum, I am currently in United Kingdom. I shop often at Tesco's and they have bakery items. I wanted to know if they are halaal as they mention it has gluten(dont know if its only wheat) , but also mention it is suitable for vegetarians. Please revert back JazakAllah - Syed Razzaq
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-21-13 02:54:28
  • Salam. Pls advice the difference of using vanillin powder to replace cream of tartar for making meringue in recipe. Will it change in texture or flavor of the end result? TQ - Ann NH
  • AOA

    Both provides different effect on meringue. Vanillin provides only flavor and Cream of Tartar provide acidity for shelf life. Both has to be use in meringue. You can replace each with diffrerent ingredients which provides the same effects.


    Category: General Question
    03-20-13 21:34:00
  • Is it Halal to eat food that don't have any Halal or Kosher certification, even though I have checked and the product does not contain any animal derived or alcohol products. - Shehzad Khan
  • AOA
     

    The problem with hidden ingredients which could be Haram. They do not mentioned them under ingredients statement. So I do not recommend food products without Halal or Kosher symbol.


    Category: General Question
    03-20-13 13:21:42
  • are H E B and H C F breads halal? - mrs javed
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-20-13 12:31:33
  • is this a sunni organization?that follow maslak e Ala Hazrat? or a deobandi wahabi or shia organization? - osman
  • AOA

    This is a Sunni organization and follow Hanafi fiqah.It got nothing to do with any aqeeda. I provided in formation based on our Standard and criteria which got nothing do with any aqeeda but MCG follows the recommendation from all Hanafi Mufti saheban only. I personally follow Ahle sunat e Jaamat maslak or aqeeda. 


    Category: General Question
    03-19-13 13:00:43
  • Respected Sir, Aslamu Elaikum : sir can provide me information which vanilla ice cream is halal in new york, Robin Baskin vanilla ice cream is halal or no, please inform me as soon as possible, because i and my kids no eat any ice cream long time now kids like to eating ice cream so help me thank you - jahangir Ahmad
  • AOA

    None of the Vanilla ice cream Halal except Sof Vanilla Ice Cream made by Pacific Dairy of Missouri with artificial vanilla flavor where Propylene Glycol is used as a solvent not alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    03-19-13 10:41:44
  • In Tesco light choice Ice cream box saying suitable for veg and ingredients is mono dicyleride what i do halal or not - syed nawaz
  • AOA

    The Mono & Diglyceride in taht ice cream is obtained from Halal soy fat.


    Category: General Question
    03-19-13 08:27:06
  • Salam, I'm the one who talked about Aiken, now I clearly understand. No, I didn't really mean to say that you have something to do with them, just a random question. It is a Unilever product by the way. Now I just have to be a lot careful when buying anything to avoid ethanol, thank you. But is it possible to make fragrance for product by using ethanol? Thank you and sorry for any trouble. - Nazurah
  • AOA

    Ethanol is Haram so you can use it in fragrance.


    Category: General Question
    03-19-13 03:08:11
  • hi, i am wondering if the whey powder in stick-o wafer stick halal? also can u please email me back what the whey powder is. please email me back as soon as possible. thanks :P p.s if can please email me and not put it on ur website. thanksn - saliha asim
  • AOA

    My e-mail came back because your e-mail address does not work. I will not do this next time because it takes lot of my time and there is nothing wrong answering question on our website. I am the only one doing this work alone.

    I am not familair with stick-o wafer stick. If there is kosher symbol on the package then the whey is Halal otherwise not.



     

     


    Category: General Question
    03-18-13 16:41:54
  • there are many kinds of gums.but i want to know all the halal gums. - soyeb
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-18-13 07:02:31
  • HERE IS WHAT AIKEN TOLD ME, they also said ethanol is okay. I'm confused. Firstly, I would like to thank you for using and support AIKEN products. Aiken products do not contain any animal base ingredient, but Aiken Pore Refining Toner contains Ethyl Alcohol (Ethanol). Ethanol is allowed to be used in even Halal endorsed personal care products, for topical application. In summary, Muslims can use the AIKEN Tea Tree Oil skincare range of products without worry. - Nazurah
  • AOA

    First of all do not say any thing which is not true. We got nothing to do with AIKEN, we never support AILEN. If write "AIKEN under the search on our website you will never find any thing associated with AIKEN. I even do not know what are Aiken products, where do you got this idea?

    We are saying from long time that ALCOHOL or ETHANOL is an intoxicant and according to a Hadith every intoxicant are Haram even in small quantity.

    We are not one who allow Ethanol to be use in personal care products we consider them as Haram. I do not speak for any Halal certifying organization and I do not know which one you are talking about.

    This fatwa from our Islamic scholar was published on our website under Aler section:

     

    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.

     

     


    Category: General Question
    03-18-13 02:34:11
  • Assalam alaykoum, This is a suggestion, not a question. En sha2 Allah you may use it if you judge there is khayr in it. I personally find useful the option of sharing through email directly through your website. If I copy & paste a url to send an information to family member, it won't allow me to pinpoint to answer I'd like to share. In other words, it's hard to share a result with others using the current settings of your website. It maybe be also good for the markatability of your website to also add social media sharing (twitter, facebook)... I'm not 100% sure if it's beneficial... if you think otherwise, and you have some time to write me back, I'd love to hear why not and understand your perspective. Jazakum Allah Khayr May Allah reward your effort. - K.C.
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    Category: General Question
    03-17-13 11:59:37
  • I was being told by my Islamic teacher that its OK to use fragrance with alcohol/ethanol or any types of alcohol because of the quantity is really little. Is it okay that way? - Nazurah
  • AOA

    Please ask your Islamic teacher to provide any Hadith which says that. Tell your Islamic teacher that according to a hadith a large or very small amount of intoxicant is Haram and alcohol is a intoxicant.

    Any fragrance with alcohol is not Halal. There are many Atar available which are free from alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    03-15-13 23:03:22
  • Neutrogena said that their Deep Clean Cream cleanser does contain pork. But their Deep Clean Facial Cleanser doesn't have any animal ingredients. What about the other products? I tried to contact them but no reply. - Nazurah
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-15-13 20:41:05
  • Is kosher Parve considered halal. Please clarify on their status. - Ahmed
  • AOA

    Not always:

     

    NOT ALL KOSHER CERTIFIED FOOD PRODUCTS ARE HALAL, ONLY THOSE 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.


    Category: General Question
    03-15-13 12:51:36
  • R all Cadbury chocolates halal?is happy cow cheese of austria halal? - Sairasajid
  • AOA

    Cadbury Chocolates are not Halal and I do not know about Austria happy cow cheese.


    Category: General Question
    03-15-13 10:35:08
  • assalam o aleikum. can i have any information about halal diet or food ingridients in spain - khuram shahzad
  • AOA

    You can follow list of Halal food ingredients on our Food ingredients section and E-Number or you can purchase our E-Book Food Ingredients & Their Halal status from our website which is good at any part of world including Spain.


    Category: General Question
    03-14-13 04:14:20
  • Aoa I have a question,,,,,im pregnant and my doctor wrote a glucose challenge test for me... In this test we have to drink a glucose solution which is combined with some other ingredients like natural flavors.usually they r kosher solutions but im concerned about natural flavors... Iam worried how i will drink that solution which is not known as halal or not. I have asked doctor if there is any other test in which we dont need to drink...she said no .u have to drink. Now i dont know wat to do, Do u have any suggestions? Do u know any such solution? - Sana
  • AOA

    Pleask them to make a sugar solution without any added ingredients because all liquid flavors are made with alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    03-11-13 15:24:56
  • Is chipotle halal? If it is halal then is everything halal or what is halal at chipotle.. - Saba
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-11-13 14:57:31
  • Vanilla flavoured dairy ice cream covered with Belgian chocolate by sainsburys.this ice cream is halal ice cream? - I khalifa
  • AOA

    It is not a Halal ice cream because vanilla is made with alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    03-11-13 10:24:25
  • Question Number # 5 of a Total of 5 Questions. Assalaamu’Alaykum… (With reference to the last comment on mcg website-category-general questions- on 02-17-13 at 07:47:03 and also on 03-09-13 at 05:43:37) I am Insha’Allah also planning to buy Solgar’s Calcium Citrate with Vitamin D3 which you have mentioned to be Halal. I am also planning to buy Solgar Skin, Nails & Hair Tablets-Advanced formula which is mentioned under Halal-category at their website itself. Dear brother, I would also like you to recommend a good Halal Glucosamine and Chondroitin product. Dear Brother, lastly, Kindly explain in detail what is Creatine and the various types etc and especially can I consume “micronized-creatine-monohydrate”?? Dear Brother, I apologize for taking too much of your time and for the total 5 questions I have asked, but I humbly request you to please answer each of the 5 questions I have asked you patiently and in as much detail as possible… Dear brother, I am honestly and sincerely seeking your advice because as my brother in Islam, I like to remind first myself and next yourself the following: Tameem ad-Dari(RA) said: “The Prophet(SAW) said, (three times), “The Religion is naseeha (sincerity and sincere advice).” We said, “To whom?” He said, “To Allaah, His Book, His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and the general people.” [Saheeh Muslim No.55] Kindly notify me by email also... Jazaakallaah Khairan Kaseera... Thanking You Sincerely, Regards.. – Mfk” - mfk
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    AOA

    There is no Solgar Skin, Nails & Hair Tablets-Advanced formula on www.koshervitamins.com and also not Solgar website.

    Total results generated: 11

    Halal Status

    Product Name

    Category

    Product Brand

    Comments

    Date

    Glucosamine Sulfate vegicaps

    Vitamins

    Maxi Health

    For Dietary support for healthy joints and mobility a Halal Glucosamine Sulfate vegicaps from Maxi Health Maxi GS (Glucosamine Sulfate) Supreme 500 Mg. 60 Vegicaps Product # MXG-60 UPC 753406113064 is available by calling 1-800-645-1899 or visiting www.koshervitamins.com

    12-07-10

    It is already under vitamins on our website.

    Chondroitin is not kosher certified.

    Creatine is nitrogenous Organic acid. You can buy the Halal Creatine from kosher vitamins. The name is

    Integrated Supplements Kosher 100% CreaPure Creatine Monohydrate Dairy 2.2 LB

     

     

     


    Category: General Question
    03-11-13 01:10:36
  • Question Number # 4 of a Total of 5 Questions. Assalaamu’Alaykum… (With reference to the last comment on mcg website-category-general questions-on-02-17-13 at 07:47:03 and also on 03-09-13 at 05:43:37) Also, last time I had asked you the following:- “I would like to know your opinion on the halal status of these products which intrigued me ..(http://www.optimumnutrition.com/products/natural-products-c-11.html) .. A) Optimum Nutrition's Natural 100% Whey Gold standard Protein. B) Optimum Nutrition's Natural 100% Casein. C) Optimum Nutrition's 100% Oats and Whey. And you had replied- “IF OPTIMUM NUTRITION PRODUCTS ARE CERTIFIED BY IFANCA THEN I DO NOT RECOMMEND THEM.” Dear brother, the representative at Optimum nutrition do not claim their products to be Halal or Kosher certified and hence I wanted to know through your experience and knowledge if I could consume the above mentioned 3 products produced by them.. Kindly take your time and after your research let me know… Dear brother, in the event that after your research, you do Not recommend Optimum Nutrition's Natural 100% Casein to be Halal, then I would like your kind and knowledgeable self to please recommend me a Halal Casein supplement. Jazaakallaahu Khairan Kaseera Kindly notify me by email also... Jazaakallaah Khairan... Thanking You Sincerely, Regards.. – Mfk” - mfk
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    AOA

    Integrated Supplements Kosher 100% Natural CFM Whey Protein Isolate Dairy Natural Unflavored 2 LB is Halal. There is no Optimum Nutrition 's whey at koshervitamin.com

     

    The non Halal or kosher certified Optimum Nutrition products are possibly made with pork. There is no no Halal casein available.


    Category: General Question
    03-11-13 01:10:08
  • Question Number # 3 of a Total of 5 Questions. Assalaamu’Alaykum… (With reference to the last comment on mcg website-category-general questions-on-02-17-13 at 07:47:03 and also on 03-09-13 at 05:43:37) Also, as per your advice given to me previously, I am Insha’Allah going to consume the following.. • NUTRI-SUPREME RESEARCH KOSHER CLA FROM WWW.KOSHERVITAMINS.COM. • BIO NUTRITION RASPBERRY KETONE DIET VEGETARIAN SUITABLE NOT CERTIFIED KOSHER 60 VEGETARIAN CAPSULES FROM WWW.KOSHERVITAMINS.COM BECAUSE NO KOSHER AVAILBLE. Also, For my Whey protein requirement I am planning to buy: Integrated Supplements Kosher 100% Natural CFM Whey Protein Isolate Dairy Natural Unflavored 2 LB- which you have mentioned to be Halal at many places in your website. Jazaakallaahu Khairan Kaseera Kindly notify me by email also... Jazaakallaah Khairan... Thanking You Sincerely, Regards.. – Mfk” - mfk
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    AOA

    BIO NUTRITION RASPBERRY KETONE DIET is made with Green Tea Extract. If the solvent for Green Tea extract is alcohol then it is not Halal and if it is water then it is Halal. The phone number for Bio Nutrition is 516.432.1590 and please find out from them whether alcohol is used in Raspberry Ketones and Green Tea Extract.


    Category: General Question
    03-11-13 01:09:34
  • Question Number # 2 of a Total of 5 Questions. Assalaamu’Alaykum… (with reference to the last comment on mcg website-category-general questions-on-02-17-13 at 07:47:03 and also on 03-09-13 at 05:43:37) As stated earlier previously, I observed and also have seen your homepage where you have mentioned some solgar products but still I wanted to know the following(please bear with me) For the multi vitamins, you had mentioned in the last mail that- “Solgar Kosher Formula VM-75 Iron Free Multiple Vitamins with Chelated Minerals 180 Tablets are Halal.” The dosage here is just one tablet daily , but since I am into loosing weight and also a lot of body building and physical activity, I wanted to ask you about the following product from solgar’s which is 3 tablets a day dosage... Kindly mention if it is halal... Solgar’s Male Multiple Tablets which are “Suitable for Vegetarians” and stated below under the ingredients --“Solgar’s Male Multiple Tablets are free of yeast, wheat, gluten and dairy products and are formulated Without the use of artificial preservatives, flavors or colors.” But, If still you insist that only Solgar Kosher Formula VM-75 Iron Free Multiple Vitamins with Chelated Minerals 180 Tablets are Halal and Solgar’s Male Multiple Tablets are Not halal, then I will Insha’Allah only buy and consume Solgar Kosher Formula VM-75 Iron Free Multiple Vitamins with Chelated Minerals 180 Tablets and Insha’Allah look for Allah’s reward in it(i.e. for consuming only halal option). Jazaakallaahu Khairan Kaseera Kindly notify me by email also... Jazaakallaah Khairan... Thanking You Sincerely, Regards.. – Mfk” - mfk
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    AOA

    Not all Solgar products are Halal. Please do not buy Solgar's Male Multiple Vitamins because there Extract ingredients exist in the vitamins and alcohol can be used or call Solgar to find out of those extracts mentuioned under nutrition facts.


    Category: General Question
    03-11-13 01:09:08
  • Question Number # 1 of a Total of 5 Questions. Assalaamu’Alaykum… (with reference to the last comment on mcg website-category-general questions-on-02-17-13 at 07:47:03 and also on 03-09-13 at 05:43:37) Alhamdulillaah, its nice to know that you are feeling healthy and fine… I apologise sincerely for writing the lengthy mail and hence I am dividing my questions into a total of 5 questions. I thank you for your patient effort in finding the right answers for my questions and humbly request you to put in the same effort now… I had asked about Omegavia fish oil and you had replied the following… “You should not buy Omegavia fish oil because it is made with kosher gelatin, the glaze they used is made of shellack dissolved in alcohol and I run Halal under search, it shows no results.” --I then asked the question at omegavia itself and I received the following reply:- Vin Kutty February 24, 2013 at 7:55 pm Hi – the beef gelatin is both Kosher and Halal certified. The Kosher certification is by Ko. Halal by Halal transactions of Omaha. The glaze is not shellac. It is based on plant cellulose. - Vin Kutty --Now in light of the new findings, kindly let me know if I can consume the Omegavia fish oil.. Jazaakallaahu Khairan Kaseera Kindly notify me by email also... Jazaakallaah Khairan... Thanking You Sincerely, Regards.. – Mfk” - mfk
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    AOA

    I still recommend you not buy Omegavia because first there is Halal omega vitamins at koshervitamins second you do not about that kosher organization who can switch to pork. I cannot comment to Halal Transaction of Omaha.


    Category: General Question
    03-11-13 01:08:37
  • Aoa I have a general question, I wNt to ask that we prepare fruit custard or trifle at home with milk sugar custrad,,,,and place a layer of fruits in custard... But after 2,3 days there is liquid appear in custrad ...i wAnt to know that is this custard in which fruits remain in sugar for 3 days and also leaves some water as it gets older....halal to eat. Jo custard main fruits hotay hain or sugar bhi tou kia alcoholic fementation hojate hay...or 2,3 din bad fridge main rakh ker os custrd ko kha saktay hain? - Sana
  • AOA

    The water is leached out of fruits because fruits are made of 70-80% water. The custard is also liquified. Alcohol is only developed if your fruit custard is infected with yeast. Since there is no yeast in fruits and in custard. I do not know Jo Custard but I recommend to use Pakistani made Rafhan Vanilla custard which is made with artificial vanilla probably vanillin and has Halal sign. Please do use use left over custard more than two days because opening  and closing refrigerator increase the inside temp.


    Category: General Question
    03-10-13 16:11:03
  • IS THE PRODUCT UNIVERSAL SUPER 3 CUTS FROM UNIVERSAL NUTRITION HALAL? - THAIR ABDUL RAHIMAN
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-10-13 12:37:23
  • saalam alykum, Just a question, what should a muslim be worried about if he goes into a halal hyro shop? I.E sauce, seasoning, ect and another question is that what is exactley meant by the kosher symbol, can we eat a product without it? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

     

    NOT ALL KOSHER CERTIFIED FOOD PRODUCTS ARE HALAL, ONLY THOSE 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.


    Category: General Question
    03-10-13 12:25:57
  • Essalamu alkeykum choceur weısse crısp chocolate ıs helal? ı got from as a present but ı dont know about thıs good for muslım. - fatma gler
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-10-13 11:56:03
  • There is a famous chain of restaurant in california "IN N OUT BURGERS" is it halal ? - JAVED SHAIKH
  • AOA

    I do not know about it.


    Category: General Question
    03-09-13 14:52:45
  • Assalaamu’Alaykum… (with reference to the last comment on mcg website-general questions-02-17-13 07:47:03) Alhamdulillaah.. Dear brother, I thank Allah subhaanahu wa ta’aalaa first for leading me to this website and then I also thank you for the efforts you are putting and I pray sincerely to Allaah ta’aala that he gives you sawaab more than all you deserve and ever imagined.. Last time i read you were not feeling well, How is your health now??... i pray to Allah that he grants you good Health and a long life Insha'Allah because every moment you work at Mcg, many are benefitted around the world... 1) I had asked about Omegavia fish oil and you had replied the following… “You should not buy Omegavia fish oil because it is made with kosher gelatin, the glaze they used is made of shellack dissolved in alcohol and I run Halal under search, it shows no results.” --I then asked the question at omegavia itself and I received the following reply:- Vin Kutty February 24, 2013 at 7:55 pm Hi Hughes – the beef gelatin is both Kosher and Halal certified. The Kosher certification is by Ko. Halal by Halal transactions of Omaha. The glaze is not shellac. It is based on plant cellulose. - Vin Kutty --Now in light of the new findings, kindly let me know if I can consume the Omegavia fish oil.. As stated earlier previously, I observed and also have seen your homepage where you have mentioned some solgar products but still I wanted to know the following(please bear with me) 2) For the multi vitamins, you had mentioned in the last mail that- “Solgar Kosher Formula VM-75 Iron Free Multiple Vitamins with Chelated Minerals 180 Tablets are Halal.” The dosage here is just one tablet daily , but since I am into loosing weight and also a lot of body building and physical activity, I wanted to ask you about the following product from solgar’s which is 3 tablets a day dosage... Kindly mention if it is halal.. Solgar’s Male Multiple Tablets which are “Suitable for Vegetarians” and stated below under the ingredients --“Solgar’s Male Multiple Tablets are free of yeast, wheat, gluten and dairy products and are formulated Without the use of artificial preservatives, flavors or colors.” But, If still you insist that only Solgar Kosher Formula VM-75 Iron Free Multiple Vitamins with Chelated Minerals 180 Tablets are Halal and Solgar’s Male Multiple Tablets are Not halal, then I will Insha’Allah only buy and consume Solgar Kosher Formula VM-75 Iron Free Multiple Vitamins with Chelated Minerals 180 Tablets and Insha’Allah look for Allah’s reward in it(i.e. for consuming only halal option). Also, as per your advice given to me previously, I am insha’Allah going to consume the following.. • NUTRI-SUPREME RESEARCH KOSHER CLA FROM WWW.KOSHERVITAMINS.COM BIO NUTRITION RASPBERRY KETONE DIET VEGETARIAN SUITABLE NOT CERTIFIED KOSHER 60 VEGETARIAN CAPSULES. FROM WWW.KOSHERVITAMINS.COM BECAUSE NO KOSHER AVAILBLE. Also, For my Whey protein requirement I am planning to buy : Integrated Supplements Kosher 100% Natural CFM Whey Protein Isolate Dairy Natural Unflavoured 2 LB- which you have mentioned to be Halal at many places in your website. Also, last time I had asked you the following:- “i would like to know your opinion on the halal status of these products which intrigued me ..(http://www.optimumnutrition.com/products/natural-products-c-11.html) .. a)Optimum Nutrition's Natural 100% Whey Gold standard Protein. b)Optimum Nutrition's Natural 100% Casein. c)Optimum Nutrition's 100% Oats and Whey. Kindly notify me by email also... Jazaakallaah Khairan... Thanking You Sincerely, Regards.. – Mfk” And you had replied- “IF OPTIMUM NUTRITION PRODUCTS ARE CERTIFIED BY IFANCA THEN I DO NOT RECOMMEND THEM.” Dear brother, the representative at Optimum nutrition do not claim their products to be Halal or Kosher certified and hence I wanted to know through your experience and knowledge if I could consume the above mentioned 3 products produced by them.. Kindly take your time and after your research let me know… Dear brother, in the event that after your research, you do Not recommend Optimum Nutrition's Natural 100% Casein to be Halal, then I would like to your kind and knowledgeable self to recommend a Halal Casein supplement. I am Insha’Allah also planning to buy Solgar’s Calcium Citrate with Vitamin D3 which you have mentioned to be Halal. I am also planning to buy Solgar Skin, Nails & Hair Tablets-Advanced formula which is mentioned under Halal-category at their website itself. Dear brother, I would also like you to recommend a good Halal Glucosamine and Chondroitin product also. Dear Brother, I apologise for taking too much of your time and for the lengthy mail, but please answer me patiently and in as much detail as possible… Dear brother, I am honestly and sincerely seeking your advice because as my brother in Islam, I like to remind first myself and next yourself the following: Tameem ad-Dari(RA) said: “The Prophet(SAW) said, (three times), “The Religion is naseeha (sincerity and sincere advice).” We said, “To whom?” He said, “To Allaah, His Book, His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and the general people.” [Saheeh Muslim No.55] Kindly notify me by email also... Jazaakallaah Khairan... Thanking You Sincerely, Regards.. – Mfk” - Mfk
  • AOA

    Thanks for your dua and Alhumdulillah I am fine By Grace of Allah. Please do not write lenthy big questions. I was searching to answer your questions it took me 1.2 hour and I forgot the server for this website has time limit. All my efforts to answer all your questions was whipe out as soon as I click publish and I have no way to get back to my answers. Please split you questions in several questions.


    Category: General Question
    03-09-13 05:43:37
  • Thank you for your reply about Thailand made red bull extra 180ml....(haram) Could you please can you express regard this fatwa?because the company of red bull extra said its contain no taurine - sajah
  • AOA

    I am not Mufti but a Certified Food Scientist and have a e-mail from Red Bull Company indicating presence of alcohol in red bull. This alcohol comes from natural flavor.


    Category: General Question
    03-08-13 18:22:42
  • where can I buy halal vitamin D3 and advanced multi-billion dophilus - Rahyati Rahmat
  • AOA

    Did you pay attention to our home page? the first item after Latest News and Latest Alert is list of 24 Halal vitamins at Vitamin Shopee store which may in your town. So please buy Solgar's

    Natural Vitamin D 3 1000 IU. Www.solgar.com has vegetarian certified Multi-billion Dophilus, it is not kosher certified but I read the ingredients and you can use it.


    Category: General Question
    03-08-13 07:46:41
  • How is a soap or shampoo, etc which is made out of pork or non-zabiha meet considered haram even though it has gone through such a change which completely changes its nature? - Imran
  • AOA

    From our Fiqah & Science subsection:

     

    Bar Soap

    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
    03-07-13 20:10:32
  • saalam Any halal Casein from koshervitamisn.com thanks agian for all your help!!!!!!! - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    There is no kosher certified casein at koshervitamin.com


    Category: General Question
    03-07-13 17:51:42
  • hello i wanted to ask if this whey protein from koshervitamins s halal? Integrated Supplements Kosher 100% Natural CFM Whey Protein Isolate Dairy Natural Unflavored 2 LB thank you - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is a Halal whey protein.


    Category: General Question
    03-07-13 04:14:40
  • saalam alykum, please, is Integrated Supplements Kosher 100% Natural CFM Whey Protein Isolate Dairy Natural Unflavored 2 LB halal??? its unflavored and kosher certified. I need more whey protein than the global health products - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Yes, it is Halal. I know those sources.


    Category: General Question
    03-06-13 18:52:36
  • saalam, i am sorry but i wanted to ask if there is any other halal glutamin besides Freeda Kosher L-Glutamine Powder 8 OZ. i need a differnt one for some personal reasons Thank you agian for all your help!!!! - hasan
  • AOA

    The only other alternative is

    Solgar Kosher L-Glutamine 1000 mg 60 Tablets


    Category: General Question
    03-05-13 04:16:36
  • is revlon lotion halal? - tayyaba asim
  • AOA

    You can use it.


    Category: General Question
    03-05-13 00:23:31
  • if orange leaf and aspen leaf frozen yogurt halal? - nurul amalina zulkifli
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    AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    03-04-13 16:17:26
  • saalam, i work at kfc, i wanted to know if the fries are halal if they are fried in a new oil without any chicken. - hasan
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-03-13 19:35:37
  • Is the cheese pizza in Goodfellas pizza halal. I cannot find any info on the website. - Mansoob Rizvi
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    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    03-03-13 15:21:15
  • There is a kosher bakery called bakery express all it's products are kosher so is all his bakery products halal like cake, donuts, croissant , cinnamon rolls and bread? - Zain
  • AOA

    They are Halal only if no alcohol is used in flavor.

     

    Natural Vitamin D 3 1000 IU

    NOT ALL KOSHER CERTIFIED FOOD PRODUCTS ARE HALAL, ONLY THOSE 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.


    Category: General Question
    03-03-13 13:15:46
  • Assalamu 3alykom i just want to know what do you mean by 'no certification' and if vitafusion calcium is hala or not? Does it contain gelatin from pork? - Nour moghazy
  • AOA

    No certification means no Halal or Kosher certification. Please do not buy any vitamins with gelatin it may bemade with pork. We have list of 26 Halal vitamins on our home page, please go through the list.


    Category: General Question
    03-02-13 00:37:48
  • wouldliketoknowaboutloderysoap - rkhan
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    AOA

    Please use the Tutorial video on home page to find out the Halal status of any food product or non food product.


    Category: General Question
    03-01-13 17:05:01
  • saalam, is it halal from koshervitamins??? Nutri-Supreme Research Kosher Green Tea Grapeseed Extract BUY 1 GET 1 FREE 60 Vegetarian Capsules - hasan
  • AOA

    You have to contact them to find out whether alcohol is used in extraction. if they say no then it is Halal otherwise not. Not all kosher vitamins are Halal only those meet Halal requirements are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    03-01-13 15:14:11
  • how do we know that a product contains alcohol? - Sabahat
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    Vanilla Extract contains alcohol. Majority of natural flavor contains alcohol. Ethyl Alcohol may be use during processing of Carrageenan. Flavoring in unslated butter may contain alcohol. Manufacturer is the one who know whether alcohol is used in flavors.


    Category: General Question
    03-01-13 14:20:41
  • Is Coconut Secret, Raw Coconut Vinegar Halal? - Ruwa
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    Coconut vinegar is a fermented necter of coconut fruit stem and no acetobacter fermentation occur so it is not Halal. It is mostly consumed in Phillippines. We do not how much is alcohol left in it.


    Category: General Question
    03-01-13 09:33:38
  • saalam, can you tell me which green tea supplement from koshervitamins is halal? Thanks again for your help! - hasan
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    L.A. Naturals Kosher Green Tea 100% Vegetarian 90 Vegetable Capsules

     


    Category: General Question
    03-01-13 04:22:57
  • i want to know if olay face cream and other olay product have pork ingredient in it or not - farisha akbar
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    AOA

    Please use the Tutorial video on home page to find out the Halal status of any food product or non food product.


    Category: General Question
    02-28-13 18:54:49
  • Are dove products halaal. - rubina
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    AOA

    Please use the Tutorial video on home page to find out the Halal status of any food product or non food product.


    Category: General Question
    02-28-13 17:33:27