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Recent Questions:

  • Does garnier use halal ingredients or haram in its Garnier white complete care cream and face wash? Please inform me in detail. - Shujauddin Sayyed
  • 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
    09-15-13 08:11:02
  • I want to use Seven Seas code liver oil capsules. so please inform me about this product. is it halal or haram. Does seven seas use halal ingredients in it's code liver oil capsules or in its soft gelatine cover? - Shujauddin Sayyed
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.

    TITLE: Gelatin in any food product or ingredient or Vitamins or medicine is not Halal unless it says Fish Gelatin under ingredients statement in USA and Canada

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

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

    Posted on: 08-15-13 00:00 AM



    Category: General Question
    09-15-13 08:03:48
  • Gnc fenugreek capsule has halal gelatin - Tasleemashfaq
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.

    TITLE: Gelatin in any food product or ingredient or Vitamins or medicine is not Halal unless it says Fish Gelatin under ingredients statement in USA and Canada

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

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

    Posted on: 08-15-13 00:00 AM



    Category: General Question
    09-15-13 04:28:18
  • Beer shampoo of park avenue is haram or not ?? - tooba khan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-14-13 06:04:15
  • I just want to know Shiseido mask black & white & naturgo halal or not.. it made in Japan - haiza
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-14-13 01:42:55
  • Is juice fruit gum is halal - Fatima
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    09-13-13 07:59:42
  • is sunfeast yippee magic masala,nor soopy noodles, lux soap & clinic plus shampoo is halal product or not? - asrar
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-12-13 21:21:13
  • Assalamualikum, Thank you for your excellent work. Is Kosher certified food Halal? Are you contradicting about it in your website? Please check and rectify where needed such as in case of gelatin, l-cystine etc. Please do not take it otherwise. We support each other in good cause, insha Allah. - Muhammad M Khan
  • AOA

    They are already mentioned on our website:

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

    From Alert Section:

    TITLE: Gelatin in any food product or ingredient or Vitamins or medicine is not Halal unless it says Fish Gelatin under ingredients statement in USA and Canada

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

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

    From our News section:

    Halal L-Cysteine

     

    There are two companies who makes the Halal L-Cysteine and they are:

    1. Wacker Chemie of Germany who make the L-Cysteiene by bacterial fermentation in which no alcohol is produced. It is also term as L-Cysteine from fermentation.

    2. Ajinomonto Company makes L-Cysteine by synthetic method. This L-Cysteine is Halal certified by Council of Indonesia Ulema.

    The L-Cysteine made from human hair is a Haram ingredient. The L-Cystiene made from chicken/duck feathers is not consider as Halal by ulema.

     

     

     


     


     

    03/19/09

    Posted on: 08-15-13 00:00 AM

    Please show me where I am contradicting. Acusing somebody for contradiction without proof or researching website is not fair.

    Do you know how much time of my life spend without compensation on MCG websites so that Muslims in USA and Canada can eat only Halal foods.

     

     


    Category: General Question
    09-12-13 17:22:46
  • Assalamualaykum Please brother can you find out about tahir chicken..a lot of people consume it saying its zabiha ..we have tried contacting the slaughterhouse but in vain. .its very hard to find zabiha chicken in north carolina..jzk - ubaid
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    09-12-13 09:02:04
  • Is this applicable (the halal/haram status) to products sold in middle east ...especially U.A.E?...i know most of the food products are halal ..but i dont know about shampoos and conditioners sold here .....can we use them if its manufactured in countries like libya ?? - san
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    09-12-13 03:05:41
  • You always say about some brands: "Halal if no alcohol used in the flavor". My question is: How can we know if alcohol used or not? Thanks - Mohammad
  • AOA

     HOW TO PHRASE YOUR QUESTION ABOUT ALCOHOL IN FLAVOR OF A FOOD PRODUCT

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

    " is alcohol used as a solvent in flavor; 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 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 alcohol was used or not in the flavor as a solvent. The consumer department can not answer this question because they do not have access to specification of ingredients".


    Category: General Question
    09-11-13 15:38:58
  • Hi there I bought a weight loss pills...and the caoting of the pills as in the capsule casing is made up of gelatine... Just wanted to know if its ok 2 take the pills with or even without the casing... Thank you - Azbah
  • AOA

    TITLE: Gelatin in any food product or ingredient or Vitamins or medicine is not Halal unless it says Fish Gelatin under ingredients statement in USA and Canada

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

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

    Posted on: 08-15-13 00:00 AM


    Category: General Question
    09-10-13 20:47:07
  • Is the marinara sauce and breadsticks at Pizza hut halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information


    Category: General Question
    09-10-13 12:13:33
  • VERY URGENT - aaww dear brother Rashid, I wrote to s company making lollipops having natural flavour, about ethanol being used as a solvent. This is the reply they sent. Please kindly let me know would it be halal? Their factory is in the USA. we use beet sugar based alcohol as our solvent in our Natural Flavors. sorry for the delay, but I had to look up the meaning of "ethanol" and found that we in the US refer to this ingredient as "alcohol". May Allah reward you with the best in both the worlds with the best for the great effort you are making for the Ummah. Jazakallah khair. Your early reply will be appreciated. - M Adam
  • AOA

    Beet Sugar based alcohol is a Haram ingredient.


    Category: General Question
    09-09-13 12:45:23
  • use of fair and lovely cream is haram or halal - asim qazi
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-09-13 01:06:53
  • Are breadsticks from little Caesar halal ? There pizza crust is halal though - Aliya
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    09-08-13 07:18:44
  • Is the curel daily moisture lotion halal to use? - thasneem
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-07-13 07:31:52
  • As salaam alaikum ....jazak Allah khair and thanks for ur quick response but my question was about the site itself I mean the mufties (scholars ) in this site r they Sunni Muslims ??? Please this question is essential for me - Nana
  • AOA

    MCG's websites are Sunni Hanafi websites and all our Islamic Scholars are Sunni Hanafi.


    Category: General Question
    09-05-13 22:37:22
  • Restaurants in midtown New York City (51st & 7th Avenue area) Halal meals. Thanks. - Steve
  •  

    AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    09-05-13 13:11:40
  • Are you Sunnah Muslims???WHat (Mathhab )do you follow??? - Nana
  • AOA

    I am a Sunni Hanafi Muslim.


    Category: General Question
    09-05-13 00:11:29
  • why muslims only eat a chocolate that is free from alcohols and free from pork ingredients - tin
  • Hi

    Because both are prohibited according Islamic laws.


    Category: General Question
    09-04-13 18:34:18
  • Is maggi noodles in India Halaal? - SHABAB UDDIN
  • AOA

    Only if it has a geen dot on the package and no flavor then it is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    09-04-13 10:06:32
  • may i use the can beer as a glass to drink water, it is halal or not? - maznah
  • AOA

    No.


    Category: General Question
    09-03-13 07:08:52
  • assalamualekum kindly let me know about halal or haram berger and pizza serving in India by Mc donals,Dominos,KFC,Pizza HUt - shahnwaz saifi
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    09-02-13 05:35:02
  • are Kordel brand softgel of bovine source halal ? - Mariyam
  • AOA

    MCG do not consider non zabiha bovine as Halal.


    Category: General Question
    08-31-13 23:46:41
  • is sealtest 35%whipping cream is halal or haram - roohi bano
  • AOA

    Please check it in our www.canadianhalalfoods.com


    Category: General Question
    08-31-13 21:23:02
  • I need halal restaurant in Boston. Many claim that they are halal but I do not believe they are careful about ingredients and artificial flavors. Can you give me some advices for my halal diet in Boston - Ramazan
  • AOA

    I used to live around Boston area some time back and used to buy Halal meat in Boston. I do not know any restaurant right know but you ask them where they buy their meat, whether chicken are hand slaughtered or macine slaughtered. You can also consults with near by masaid about Halal staus of their meat. Regarding ingredients. Pleas use only Indian Pakistani dishes, most restaurants make their own yogurt from milk so plain Lassi will be Halal. Ask whether use milk or evaporated milk to make tea, if they use evaporated milk then do not drink their tea. This is advise I can give to you.


    Category: General Question
    08-31-13 01:21:18
  • some people say that the lipgloss babylips is haram and some people say its halal, so it which one is it? - zainab jogiyat
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    08-30-13 11:23:29
  • would like to know please if the flinstones gummies multi vitamins & Gummy Dinos contains pork gelatin or not. is it Halal. Thank you - Rabab
  • AOA

    They are Haram because they are made with pork gelatin.


    Category: General Question
    08-29-13 12:46:46
  • i am pregnant and i want to ask is centrum specialist prenatal formula made by pfizer canada halal or not?please reply soon - zara
  • AOA

    All vitamins from Centrum are not Halal because they are not kosher certified. Please buy these Halal Prenatal vitamins:

    Seach results for the term: prenatal

    Total results generated: 4
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    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
    08-29-13 08:23:07
  • Dart plastic cups 3.5 oz from walmart halal? - shahid
  • AOA

    I do not know but:

    Seach results for the term: paper cups

    Total results generated: 3
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    halal Plastcic Cups PAPER CUPS SOLO No animal fat coating 10-16-10
    halal Foam paper Cups PAPER CUPS DAMEL BRAND   10-16-10
    halal Foam Paper Cups PAPER CUPS Wincup, Safeway No animal fat coating. The paper cups with 'W' sign at the bottom of the paper cups. 10-16-10

    Category: General Question
    08-29-13 05:56:18
  • I live in South Korea, and here in a local website I found this website link. I want to know about various chain restaurants and other usable products available here and mentioned on this page are thought to be of same status or not? JazakAllah! - Isma
  • AOA

    Product list under chain restaurants is for USA only. I do not know how they make in South Korea.


    Category: General Question
    08-28-13 02:03:04
  • assalam alykum i would like to know if great value peach preserves jam is halal it says it may contain traces of soy,wheat,egg,anchoives . thank you - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    08-27-13 10:22:33
  • Did any halaal kfc in usa - fosiya r.
  • AOA

    There are none.


    Category: General Question
    08-26-13 10:04:19
  • Is Shiseido skincare halal & no animal tested? - Zila
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    08-26-13 02:11:38
  • is neutrogena lip moisturizer halal? - Aziza Shaikh
  • 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
    08-25-13 04:54:14
  • Regarding the active dry yeast, there is Sorbitan Monostearate in its ingredients. How to know whether that was from the halal source. Please make it clear under the product list which brands of yeast are halal. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If it is kosher certified or sutable for vegetarian then it is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    08-24-13 15:35:13
  • asalam o alikum! any item that has no kosher symbel but ingrdents are halal. item will hahal? - muhammad asim
  • AOA

    If they do not use any hidden ingredients in the products.


    Category: General Question
    08-24-13 11:12:29
  • which six flag foods/ vendors/ stores are halal ? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    08-23-13 16:57:23
  • AOA, Is sammys halal food vendor in ny really "halal" ? and reliable? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    08-23-13 16:56:05
  • Is Wisconsin cheese halal product in it? - Gulsum
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because there is no kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: General Question
    08-22-13 14:38:07
  • what is the halal status of in ( IN n Out ) resturants' food? - sowaiba haji
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    08-21-13 14:42:24
  • Glysolid glycerin cream is a halal - Hawaii
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    08-19-13 22:07:16
  • Centrum Silver multivitamin supplement - murni wahyudin
  • AOA

    Seach results for the term: Centrum

    Total results generated: 4
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    haram Multi Vitamins & Mineral Vitamins Centrum Gelatin from pork & poultry 06-07-13
    haram All Vitamins Vitamins Centrum None of their products are Halal or Kosher certified. 03-18-13
    haram All Vitamins and Minerals Vitamins Centrum Kid No Halal or Kosher symbol. 07-06-12
    haram All Centurm Viatmins and Minerals Vitamins Centrum No certification symbol on the package. 07-04-12

    Including Silver Multivitamins.


    Category: General Question
    08-19-13 18:51:26
  • les poissons preparer cuit par du citron (cru?) sont ils halal - talal
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    08-19-13 17:25:33
  • IS IT HALAAL TO SHAPE YOUR EYEBROWS? IS IT HALAAL TO USE FALSE EYELASHES? - MOOSA
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    08-17-13 06:29:58
  • Is ajinomoto is haram in indian muslims? - aslam shaikh
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    08-17-13 00:36:51
  • I wanted to know if Ferrous Sulfate pills are halal thank you - Shabana
  • AOA

    If it contains 100% Ferrous Sulphate without any other ingredients then it is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    08-16-13 21:53:34
  • Would you please let me know whether vanilla flavor is halal or not? - baran
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it contains alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    08-15-13 22:23:37
  • AOA Is benzyle alcohol, benzyl benzoate, benzyl salicylate halal or not - mrs gagroo
  • AOA

    They are Halal.


    Category: General Question
    08-14-13 13:24:54
  • can you please tell me if you kow about bakery products at stop and shop. thank you. - yusuf
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    08-13-13 08:20:22
  • Is amricolor food colouring halal approved - Julie
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    08-13-13 01:23:26
  • we bought kirkland mozzarella cheese in cotsco but Idid not see any u , d or k symbol so I am not sure it is halal or not, I have not opened the package yet - ali erdem
  • AOA

    If there is no KD then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    08-12-13 23:09:57
  • Toni's Pizza & Organic Pasta in chicago located 455 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60654 claim to have some hormone free pizza,not sure what that means but it sounds like the pizza may be all natural,is it possible this place can be investigated by muslim consumer group.their number is (312) 243-1500 and website is tonis-pizza.com. - Bobby
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    08-12-13 15:19:58
  • assalaamualaikum.... I wanna know that who is the owner of this website? who originated this website? who is handling this website? what is the source of information on this website? did u gathered all the information by ur research or any other's research? kindly reply... - mohammad mazhar
  • AOA

    For answers for your questions please read subsection MCG Standards under Food Products Section, Section Muslim Consumer Group Section and subsection "About US" under Muslim Consumer Group Section.

    If you could not find the answers to your questions, please write me back.


    Category: General Question
    08-12-13 03:58:02
  • asalam-o-allaykum Rasheed Uncle, I am so sorry but i have a question BUT not about food, Wanna ask that Meditation is allowed in Islam ?? Can we do that?? Plz if u answer really will appriate Jazak ALLAH - Fouzia Ahmed
  • Assalam O Alaikum Sister Fouzia,

    I am not a Islamic Scholar but I will tell you my aqeeda of sufi order, it allows to do ibadah in the form of dhiker and fikar. There is a hadith which says " Awal Dhikar LAILAHA ILLA LLAH". This is the best Dhaker and Alhumdulillah I recite it every day. Dhaker in Islam has to do with your heart. Please contact a Islamic scholar about it.


    Category: General Question
    08-11-13 21:58:14
  • Is drinking sprite halal or haram? - rani
  • AOA

    Sprite is a Harm drink.


    Category: General Question
    08-09-13 21:09:20
  • Is veseline moisturing lotion is halal - s haque
  • 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
    08-09-13 07:13:49
  • i was reading the inactive ingredient , i saw the some kind of alcohol in it ,,,so is that ok to use head n shoulder shampoo ? - shahid iqbal
  • AOA

    Head N Shoulder is not a Halal shampoo because it is made with pork, alcohol is secondary thing.


    Category: General Question
    08-06-13 16:07:00
  • What is yellow 5? Is it halal or not? I found it in ingredient of lip balm of maybelline - lerizya
  • AOA

    FD&C Red 40 & Yellow 5 or FD&C Blue 1 are chemical dyes, lakes and they are Halal if used as powder or granular forms but if they have to use as liquid then vegetable oil or glycerin is added as a solvent. Glycerin can be made from pork or beef or vegetable fat. Only vegetable fat based glycerin is Halal.

    A kosher symbol such as U or K  on any food package containing red 40 or yellow 5 indicates that either Red 40 or Yellow 5 is used either as a dry powder or if it is used as in liquid form in the product then vegetable oil or vegetable fat based glycerin was used as a solvent.


    Category: General Question
    08-04-13 20:15:20
  • Askm, if ghair had given food to eat in iftiyaar then we have to eat r not? regards muhammad - muhammad
  • AOA

    To be a mutaqi just eat the dates and water.


    Category: General Question
    08-04-13 12:26:38
  • Pls, I want to give a friend who uses halal products a case of tea. Is there any particular tea halal or all kinds of teas are halal? Thank you! - barbara
  • Hi

    You can give 100% tea only no flavored one. Lipton or Rose 100% tea will be Ok.


    Category: General Question
    08-04-13 03:21:47
  • i wanted to u ask you id power shine color gloss is halal or not ? - haseeba saleem
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    08-03-13 17:25:53
  • Assalam-u-Alaikum, I have a question about "distilled vinegar" or "brandy vinegar".Is it Halal or Haram??everyone has a different opinion about it,I live Germany and here almost in every sauce and other stuff like fish,or tuna fish,and in almost all ready meals there is always this brandy vinegar,even in stores where only halal food is avalable.Thats why i am really confused,if it is realy Halal or not! And are alkoholic perfums allowed?also in many soaps there is alcohol present and we usually dont see in such things wether they are with alocohol or not.So is it not allowed to use perfums or soaps with alcochol? Wassalam Sadia - aliya
  • AOA

    There is no distilled vinegar but there is distilled white vinegar which is a Halal vinegar. If brandy vinegar is made from brandy then it is not Halal. Distilled vinegar is not same as brandy vinegar. Brandy vinegar is not Halal please avoid those products which contain brandy vinegar.

    We can live without sauces (Halal sauces can be home made). Please avoid fishor tuna wich is made with brandy vinegar.


    Category: General Question
    08-03-13 16:44:54
  • Mark & spencer's biscuit halal status - siti sarah mohamed
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    08-03-13 04:47:58
  • Is happy cow cheese halal? I live in pakistan and frequently eat this product almost daily. But i have a fear of haram. Thats why plz tell is this a halal cheese? - mansoor
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    08-02-13 15:51:30
  • Is it halal to buy Tim Horton/Dunkin donuts business?What about involving youself into real state business where you have to take loan with interest.Please inform me .jazakAllah. - afrina rahman
  • AOA

    It is Harm to have Tim Horton or Dunkin Donut franchise because both sell pork. Regarding real state business please contact a Islamic scholar.


    Category: General Question
    08-01-13 20:16:53
  • Hi I was wondering if the milkshakes at Dairy Queen are halal or not. Me and my friends would really appreciate the answer. Thank you. - Ayse
  • AOA

    All products at DQ are not Halal because the ingredients are not kosher certified.


    Category: General Question
    08-01-13 16:02:16
  • Is ben and Jerry's strawberry cheesecake mini halal as it has no mention of it containing vanilla extract whereas most of their ice creams do - Anonymous user
  • AOA

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

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


    Category: General Question
    08-01-13 08:50:41
  • We Muslims use normal Condoms for the safe and protected sex is my Question is Halal and Haram condoms as the lubricant is not specified and the Latex material used is not specified and we don't know any thing about this so please can you help us in this - Muhammad Ashar Iqbal
  • AOA

    Please ask this question to a Islamic scholar.


    Category: General Question
    08-01-13 05:24:08
  • Is McDonald's lobster roll halal in Mississauga as they have recently started to serve and they are using caned lobster and mayo dressing. But please verify this and inform me. - Muhammad Ashar Iqbal
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    08-01-13 04:27:33
  • Assalam Walaikum, If I would like to email a company about chocolates, whether they are halal or not, what should I ask them? Thank you. - Iemaan
  • AOA

    You can e-mail to those chocolate company which has kosher symbol on the package and contains flavor:

    " is alcohol used as a solvent in flavor; 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 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 alcohol was used or not in the flavor as a solvent. The consumer department can not answer this question because they do not have access to specification of ingredients".


    Category: General Question
    08-01-13 00:29:16
  • I emailed bath and body works about their fragrance containing alcohol and this is what they said: Dear Yasmeen, We appreciate you taking the time to contact us in regards to the products that we offer. Because we pride ourselves on using natural, good-for-you ingredients whenever possible, seeing the word "alcohol" on one of our labels may surprise you. However, we've found many invaluable uses for this particular ingredient - as an emollient, humectant, lubricant, emulsifier or stabilizer. In fact, alcohol is an essential ingredient, enhancing the benefits you've come to expect from our products. For example, Ceteraryl Alcohol is an effective moisturizer and lubricant, making it good for your skin. Ceteth-3 Acetate is used to make a lotion more "spreadable" and give it a smooth, dry feeling. We use Cetyl Alcohol as a thickener, and we've found that Stearyl Alcohol can make oil-in-water creams and lotions "stick" together. So can we use their p reduces or not? - Yasmeen yakoob
  • AOA

    She gave a wrong answer because it got nothing to do with alcohol. She even do not the difference between ethyl alcohol and ceteraryl alcohol.

    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.

    Ethyl Alcohol is a hidden ingredient of fragrance. Please send this to them:

    is alcohol used as a solvent in fragrance; 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 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 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 alcohol was used or not in the fragrance as a solvent. The consumer department can not answer this question because they do not have access to specification of ingredients".

     


    Category: General Question
    07-31-13 13:04:31
  • which johnson baby product is halal. pink johnson baby lotion is derived from animal product. - marina rizwan
  • AOA

    Please check Non Food Section.


    Category: General Question
    07-30-13 19:37:41
  • Is the cheese sticks at SONIC halal - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It probably not Halal because these fast food chains do not sell kosher certifiee cheese except cream cheese.


    Category: General Question
    07-29-13 19:07:34
  • if i am in prison and i go to the store and buy someone a bag of chips. A week later they give me two back, is that permissible? I am a Muslim, and don't have a discount store. - Gail Hamlin
  • AOA

    Chips has to be Halal in order for Muslim be to consume. For other part of question please contact a Islamic Scholar.


    Category: General Question
    07-29-13 14:05:36
  • is lever brothers soap halal? - tahir hafeez
  • AOA

    Please check non food products.


    Category: General Question
    07-28-13 10:37:31
  • assalamu alaikum .please name some halaal face washea that we can use. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: General Question
    07-28-13 09:05:35
  • is clean and clear face wash halaal .does it have any harmful materials contained in it - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Please check the Non Food Section.


    Category: General Question
    07-28-13 08:51:07
  • I want to know all about redbull energy drink - sohail ayub
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they made with alcohol containing flavor.


    Category: General Question
    07-27-13 13:42:00
  • askm ..i live un uae..cud u pls tell me is vanilla essence haram..even though if they have mentioned non alcoholic..can v use vanilla powder instead(foster clark's). And pls do help me knw is foster clark's custard haraam..it mentions artifical vanilla flavour. - ryn sheikh
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    07-25-13 19:51:50
  • askm ..i live un uae..cud u pls tell me is vanilla essence haram..even though if they have mentioned non alcoholic..can v use vanilla powder instead(foster clark's). And pls do help me knw is foster clark's custard haraam..it mentions artifical vanilla flavour. - ryn sheikh
  • AOA

    Vanilla Essence is not Halal because it contains alcohol. Vanilla is obtained by use of alcohol then some companies dried the alcohol to claim no alcohol. But if you see Vanillin or artificial vanilla flavor then it is Halal but other ingredients has to be Halal.


    Category: General Question
    07-25-13 19:50:44
  • could you tell me plz is red bull energy drink is halal or haram ? - usman
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it is made with alcohol containing flavor.


    Category: General Question
    07-25-13 18:39:04
  • I want to ask why those cereals and cookies and other eatables are not considered halal if alcohol put in them evaporates completely for eg. Cocoa pebbles cereal . Plz answer my question? - Qurratulain
  • AOA

    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
    07-25-13 16:47:45
  • I want to know if every sugar is halal. - Maahee
  • AOA

    Every sugar is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    07-24-13 23:28:24
  • Are the garden omelettes at Ihop halal? - zainab
  • AOA

    They are not Halal. Eggs at any restuarants are not made from real eggs but liquid eggs in which emulsifiers, flavor and other ingredients are added. Some are Kosher certified and some donot. If want to eat then ask restauarant have a clean pot and break the eggs in front of you then you can consume. This happened in hotel restauarnts.


    Category: General Question
    07-24-13 22:35:30
  • Is Acai Natural Energy Boost halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    07-24-13 01:55:59
  • Is Excedrin extra strength halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Please look it in medicine subsection of Non Food Section of our website.


    Category: General Question
    07-24-13 01:54:00
  • Can you guys tell what american cheese is halal please tell me the names and what store i can buy them. - Zohaib
  • AOA

    You can buy the Miller American cheese in a kosher food store in your town.


    Category: General Question
    07-22-13 19:23:35
  • Are sweet potatoes halal? - Jonathan Crump
  • Hi

    Yes, because they are vegetables.


    Category: General Question
    07-22-13 17:17:55
  • Can muslim drink alcohol - shadab
  • AOA

    Any intoxicant is Haram for Muslims, alcohol is a intoxicant and it is Haram.


    Category: General Question
    07-21-13 23:48:03
  • Can muslim eat any kind of noodles - shadab
  • AOA

    Only 100% Egg Noodles.


    Category: General Question
    07-21-13 23:38:26
  • I would like to know about products of rockstar energy drinks!are they suitable for vegeterian or are they allright to drink??? - Imran
  • AOA

    I do not have information because it is a British product.

     


    Category: General Question
    07-19-13 11:48:09
  • Are shell fish and crabs halal? Are lipsticks halal? - Zaheeda Kazi
  • AOA

    Crab is Haram for Hanafi Muslims and shell fish is mukhrooh such as shrimp, lobster only fish is Halal for Hanaf.


    Category: General Question
    07-19-13 03:28:45
  • I have asthma since 1997 and I used pills for asthma but it didn't work , and moved to Germany and the physician changed my medicine to inhaler called Beclomethason and it contains alcohol too , I tried to use another medicine , but didn't work for me , with this Inhaler , I feel better even I can run for miles , my question is this : is Islam allowed me to use this medication , Thank you - Nader
  • AOA

    You have to ask this question to a Islamic scholar.


    Category: General Question
    07-17-13 13:05:35
  • Hi, i want to use this "super whitening gluta 9000 by Pretty Face manufactured by GNOSIS Via Lische Sant Antonio Switzerland" they claimed that they are Halal certified, I would like to confirm if it true or they are just claiming it so we will patronized their products. It was printed in their bottles that it was Halal Certified and GMP also HACCP approved, but i want to make sure because i have to take it orally and it may affect my health as well. So please do help me. Thank you very much as I will appreciate it in anyway you can help. Thank you. - Liz Ann C. Galang
  • AOA

    I have no information about any product from Switzerland and I do not know the Halal criteria of the Halal certifying organization. You have to contact the Halal certifying organization in Switzerland.

    MCG in July 2013 has decided not to comment on any food prduct on their Halal status which was Halal certified by any Halal certifying organization including IFANCA, ISA and others,


    Category: General Question
    07-16-13 07:07:13
  • Assalamu 'alaikum wrwb.are pigeon baby products halal? - khathija
  • AOA

    Is pigeon is brand name or pigeon itself. Pigeon is Halal only if it was sluaghtered according to Islamic Sharia rules.


    Category: General Question
    07-16-13 01:15:09
  • Is e45 lotion halal to use? - Lamin koroma
  • AOA

    If it is not say suitable for vegetarian then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    07-14-13 13:02:50
  • Is Angliss Meats Toowoomba halal certified.only reason I ask I was the one to control all halal products,I have left.I hope every thing is still good, please let me know if all is still good.Thank-you.I wish all my Muslin customers,thank-you for all the years of wonderful custom. Teresa (Toowoomba)I will miss you all Please let Toowoomba Community know THANK-YOU - Teresa Macklin-Shaw
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    07-13-13 21:52:17
  • Hi, many of your questions are flawed and inaccurat. I am not sure who is in charge of the answering but as an example there are many gelatin omega-3 capsules where the gelatin comes from fish. to rule it out is incorrect without first doing research. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I am the only person who do reserach, answered every question and my name is Syed Rasheeduddin Ahmed, This website is run by me only. Imagine one person doing all this job for Ummah. Alhumdulillah this website is logged in 160 countries and there are 2500 visitors every day. I am helping Muslims to eat only Halal foods since 1985.

    Please read these answers and tell me whether I am doing flaw work and inc[accurat. It is easy to critized but think yourself in my shoes:

    ·         want to buy a herbal product called Dong Quai but it has gelatine in it.Want to know is it halal or not? -[Anonymous user]

    ·         AOA

    Any product with gelatin either it could be Haram if gelatin is from pork or not Halal if it is from non zabiha beef. Only fish gelatin is Halal.

    ·         is the gelatin in the green coffee beans for losing wight Halal ?? -[Anonymous user]

    ·         AOA

    Gelatin is Haram if obtained from pork. Gelatin is not Halal if obtained from non zabiha beef. Please avaoid all products which are made with gelatin. Only Fish Gelatin is Halal.

     

    ·         Are the gelatine used in Craneberry capsules Halal. What if the percentage of that gelatine is less than 2% -[Anonymous user]

    ·         AOA

    If gelatin is obtained from pork is Haram and gelatin obtained from non zabiha beef is not Halal. No gelatin is Halal except fish gelatin.

     

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    Category: General Question
    07-13-13 06:30:03