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Recent Questions:

  • 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
  • To whom it may concern, I've recently sent you a message regarding a youtube video. However, in your reply, you said you have not seen the video. I would appreciate if you can view the video so that you will know the extent of our (my friends and I) concerns. The video is of Ms Christien Meindertsma, presenting a TEDtalks video podcast. She is the author of "Pig 05049", who had spent three preceeding years researching for her book. The book looks at the astonishing afterlife of the ordinary pig, parts of which make their way into at least 187 non-pork products, from fruit juice to artificial hearts! Here is the URL in case you do not have it anymore. http://www.youtube.com/watch?client=mv-google&gl=SG&hl=en&v=BRETz2F-heQ&nomobile=1 And this is her personal website: http://www.christienmeindertsma.com/ Thank you for your kind attention in this matter. - Aida Abas
  • AOA

    The food products listed as Halal do not have any pork, I warned Muslims not drink apple juice without kosher symbol because apple juice without kosher symbol may have made where pork gelatin is used during processing. I am aware of pork containing products.


    Category: General Question
    07-13-13 02:28:35
  • Are Tampico Juices halal as they are widely seen in stores now a days.They are having wide varities of juices and none have ingrediance usually if you can find out is it halal or not it would be good - Rizwan
  • AOA

    If they are kosher certified and no alcohol in flavor then they are Halal otherwise not.


    Category: General Question
    07-11-13 11:05:16
  • are the beauty products of maybelline halal like lipstick and bb creams? - Roselle
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    07-10-13 01:11:48
  • why octopus is haraam? - Riad
  • AOA

    Yes it is Haram according to Hanafi Mazhab.


    Category: General Question
    07-07-13 10:13:07
  • I'm new here in America That there is no U Or K How do I know that a product halal or haram? - hassan
  • AOA

    You should not consume any food product without kosher symbol because kosher symbols protec Muslims from adding Haram hidden ingredients.

    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). 


    Category: General Question
    07-07-13 09:06:25
  • Is Royal Dansk Halal or haram? Is this product (Royal Dansk Danish Butter Cookies) halal or harm? This link to the product http://www.walmart.com/ip/Royal-Dansk-Danish-Butter-Cookies-12-oz/10403419 - hassan
  • AOA

    All foreign products without Halal or Kosher symbol may not be Halal because we do not know what Haram hidden ingredients they added to food products. So Muslims are advised not to consume any foreign made food products without Halal or Kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: General Question
    07-07-13 09:03:06
  • Is KFC halal in Chennai,india - faisal rafeeque
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    07-06-13 12:19:49
  • list of halal choclates of dubai ? - loyal
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    07-06-13 10:49:56
  • Salam brother, Last time I asked "Are food colorings with green symbol halal? MCG replied, "Food colors with kosher symbol r halal". But the problem is I live in a muslim country where majority food products contain a Halal symbol or a vegetarian green symbol or both. So my question is "Are food colorings with vegetarian green symbol halal or not?" - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I did not know you that you live in a Muslim country. Yes, Green dot under square is the symbol for vegetarian but not Halal and it does not cover alcohol in flavor. It covers only vegetable based ingredients and I do not know whether it is cover the hidden ingredients. Green dot is not substitute for Halal. Since glycerin from pork fat or vegetable can be used in liquid colors. The green dot in dicates no pork or non zabiha beef fat based glycerin is used as a carrier in liquid colors. All artificial dried colors are Halal because they are chemical dyes and lakes.


    Category: General Question
    07-06-13 07:39:45
  • are fab ice lollys halal? are snickers and mars icecreams halal? - shabana rabani
  • 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
    07-06-13 05:23:09
  • Salam o Alekom, As we used different product from outside of Country, these goods come from different side of the world, my question is for all items, If we have item from branded Company like P&G, Unilever etc...but they are from Islamic countries like Pakistan, Turkey, Dubai... is this Halah or haram? Please write me the answer here is alot of people they use but don't know about Halal or haram of it - Sayed Aminaziz
  • AOA

    They might not be Halal. Alcohol can be used in flavor as hidden ingredients. Only spices, jell products (with artificial vanilla flavor) and seasonings from Ahmed or Shaan brand of Pakistan will be Halal.


    Category: General Question
    07-06-13 00:54:34
  • Is excel spearmint sugar free gum halal? Jazak Allah - Furqan Malik
  • AOA

    It is not Halal because it is made on same line where pork containing products are made.


    Category: General Question
    07-05-13 13:09:59
  • Are the Michels cakes halal? - sunera
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    07-05-13 07:26:46
  • Krispy Kreme doughnut is halal? - Khadiza
  • AOA

    Alcohol is ised in flavor so they are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    07-04-13 22:19:14
  • tell me the right source of trypsin outside human body - Aamir
  • AOA

    Trypsini is a serine protease enzyme and it is found in vertebrates's digestive system. Proteease enzymees can also be otbtained plant based Papain from papya or fiq. Microbial proetease is obtained from micro organizm and it is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    07-02-13 21:03:48
  • Is cone ice cream from the ice cream vans Halal? - Mrs Hussain
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    07-02-13 15:31:20
  • I bought a Noor ul jabal brand halal chicken from restaurant depot, after reading some post i am confused, is this right to eat machine slaughtered chicken? - nabila
  • AOA

    All so called Halal chicken at Restuarant Depot are machine slaughtered and they are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    07-01-13 20:50:20
  • Are the chip Hot nuggets halal - mohammad enamul HAQQ
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    07-01-13 11:26:00
  • is shrimp and other shell fish Halal - Gerald Coleman
  • AOA

    Shrimp and shell fish is mukhrooh for Hanaf only fish is Halal for Hanaf.


    Category: General Question
    06-30-13 22:53:13
  • aslamu Alaikum I have question that how is working inTiens - nazirkhan
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    06-29-13 22:18:04
  • Are KFC products halaal in India? Also McDonald's products. - Javed Ahmed
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    06-28-13 03:39:42
  • Are the brand of USA multivitamin gnc shop , name of multivitamin. Is. Megaman 50 plus. Is halal . - Qirat
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    06-26-13 23:38:50
  • Are pizza hut breadsticks and cinnamon sticks halal? I looked at the pizza hut section and did not see anything for side foods... pls take time when checking and reply... - Harith
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    06-26-13 10:43:00
  • is crab halal for eating ? - Nahian Rafi
  • AOA

    Crab is Haram for Hanaf.


    Category: General Question
    06-26-13 10:05:28
  • my question is both of companys meat is halal. 1 as-salam meat 2 aziz halal meat 3 ar-rahman halal meat 4 bismillah meat 5 american sierlone meat 6 two brother - mohammed husain
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    06-26-13 08:50:49
  • Which multivitamin and omega 3 fatty acids are halal in USA ? - Tariq a Khan
  • AOA

    Only if they are Kosher certified.


    Category: General Question
    06-26-13 06:55:18
  • salams is ethanol alcohol, used in edible glitter n cake decorations halal? - rabz
  • AOA

    Ethanol or ethyl alcohol is a Haram ingredient and food products containing ethanol are not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    06-25-13 17:25:29
  • tim hortons café mocha is hala or haram - syed ali
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    06-25-13 10:14:37
  • Are pastry cakes halal?Are they safe to consume?By the way I do not know the ingredients that are needed to make pastry cake otherwise I could have mentioned the ingredients if I knew them. - Zareer Ahmed
  • AOA

    Pastry Cakes are Halal only if they are kosher certified and there is no alcohol in flavor, no vanilla extract and other Haram ingredients.


    Category: General Question
    06-25-13 07:51:02
  • actually im confuse Im use ponds face wash with gelatin mix plz tell me it is haram n I can use it. - fozia
  • AOA

    Pond face wash with gelatin could be Haram or not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    06-23-13 17:39:11
  • is wendys fish fried in its own oil - ike massry
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    06-23-13 06:51:28
  • Can alcohol denat can use during prayers? Is it halal? - Shafiqah
  • AOA

    Yes.


    Category: General Question
    06-22-13 07:52:00
  • Is Monodiglycerides in the food marked "Kosher Pareve (KVH)" considered Halal? - Salman Hameed
  • AOA

    Yes.


    Category: General Question
    06-22-13 07:32:01
  • I wanna order chocolate from Harrods online .and some if them say it's Alcohol free, but I don't know about the other ingredients if they'er halal or not . - Noura Abdullah
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    06-21-13 20:58:03
  • Is american heritage parmesan cheese halal in kuwait, is Nutella spread of ferro Roche halal, pizza n pasta magic seasoning blend of chef Paul prudhommes halal ( ing. Parmesan cheese(pasteurized cultured milk, salt, enzymes), garlic, onion, crushed red pepper, thyme, basil, oregano no preservatives, no msg, please do reply me - Aisha
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    06-16-13 15:41:40
  • is herbal essence shampoo and conditioner halal to be used? - shazia
  • AOA

    It is not Halal in USA.


    Category: General Question
    06-16-13 11:05:29
  • is happy cow cheese halal - hafsa muhinadee
  • AOA

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


    Category: General Question
    06-15-13 06:02:19
  • "spring valley iron 65 equivalent to 325 mg ferrous sulphate" is halal or not halal. Jazak Allah Khair - Shameem
  • AOA

    If there is no kosher symbol then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    06-14-13 18:03:39
  • Is pickle barrel restaurant halal or haram? - shefu
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: General Question
    06-13-13 16:04:04
  • asalamualaikum is maaza mango juice halal i got news that it contains pork plz consult ur ulemas and clarify my doubt jazakallah - syeda ansa
  • AOA

    I do not think the Maaza mango drink from Cocoa Cola has any pork since it is not 100% mnago juice it has natural flavor which may contain alcohol. So it will not be Halal if it has alcohol in it.


    Category: General Question
    06-13-13 08:14:20
  • Is there a Halal certification for grain products (flour, rolled products, meal) made from whole grain with no additives or preservatives? - Ms Cheryl Holdorf
  • AOA

    I do not thinks. All lour, rolled products, meal from whole frains with or without enrichment are kosher certified and Halal.


    Category: General Question
    06-11-13 14:05:14
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  • AOA

    If they use Brewer yeast then it has to grow on alcohol so their vitamins are not Halal. There are 33 Halal vitamis and 4 Halal prenatal vitamins are listed on our website. Then why to investigate others.


    Category: General Question
    06-11-13 11:52:20
  • Salam I am a Muslim can you tell that palafer iron suplament is halal or haram because i need iron it's cupsol - Shugofah
  • AOA

    We list of Halal Iron from Solgar available at Vitamin Shoppe stores in USA and it is mentioned on our home page of our website.


    Category: General Question
    06-11-13 06:39:06
  • Is Oyster is Halal or Haram? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyster - Naveed Ahmed
  • AOA

    If your mazhab is Hanafi then Oyster is mushbooh e tahrami (close to Haram). It is not recommended for Hanaf only fish is Halal for Hanaf.


    Category: General Question
    06-11-13 00:36:08
  • I was wondering if Sudocrem healing cream is halal or haram? - TULAY FURUNCU
  • AOA

    I have no information on it.


    Category: General Question
    06-10-13 21:48:33
  • There will be Muslim guests at our Canadian wedding where do I find recipes for food that these guests will be able to eat. I have seen Halal meat products in our local grocery store, but what is allowable to be served with these products? Thank you. - Debbie
  • Hi

    I think Halal food catering from a reliable Halal food restuarant is your best choice for food for your Muslim guests.


    Category: General Question
    06-09-13 14:17:03
  • asssalamou alikum is Compliments strawberry cheesecake halal or not? i checked on your website but it doesn't say. plz answer. jazaqalaho khaire - fatima chowdhury
  • AOA

    If does not have kosher symbol COR, vanilla extarct and alcohol in flavor then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    06-09-13 10:48:37
  • Seach results for the term: For my question about Mauri pan yeast of china, u said if it is Abkaer yeast then it is Halal. But, I don\'t know what is meant by Abkaer yeast. Wats that? Can u pls say me? Hw can I identify that? - Shimca Shazni
  • AOA

    It is not abaker yeast but a baker yeast. There are two yeast, one is baker yeast which is used in bread baking or nan and it is Halal. The other one is brewer yeast which is used in making beer and after making beer, it is taken out of beer then washed and used in food. This is not a Halal yeast.


    Category: General Question
    06-09-13 10:45:02
  • Is nandos halal - Dina
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    06-09-13 10:21:24
  • Are the Natural Assests Deep Sea Fish Oil halal? The ingredient does state gelatin. But the company state they only use ingredients from botanical - Sumayyah
  • OA

    Gelatin in USA/Canada is not Halal either it is Haram if obtained from pork or not Halal if obtained from non zabiha beef. Only fish gelatin is Halal but it has to mentioned under ingredients statement as Fish Gelatin.


    Category: General Question
    06-07-13 23:52:34
  • Are ziploc bags halal to use - Szia
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    06-07-13 19:31:23
  • Are perfume and cologne halal to use - Szia
  • AOA

    Unless if they contain no alcohol.


    Category: General Question
    06-07-13 19:29:24
  • Is there any halal chicken nuggets in freezer sections and also like frozen. Buffalo wings In local desi markets - Szia
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    06-06-13 20:25:33
  • please can u tell me if beta alnine is halal from nutra bio.thanks - hasan
  • AOA

    Beta alnine is a amino acid obtained from protein. If beta alnine obtained from vegetable protein then it is Halal otherwise not.


    Category: General Question
    06-05-13 18:29:39
  • CODLIVER OIL 1000MG OMEGA-3 CONTAINS GELATINE GLYCEINE IS IT ANIMAL OR VEG CONTAINS - BARA
  • AOA

    Gelatin USA and Canada is either Haram if obtained from pork or Non Halal if obtained from non zabiga beef. Please search Fish Oil under our search.

    Search Category: Food Products

    Seach results for the term: fish oil

    Total results generated: 6
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    halal Maxi Health Kosher Maxi Omega-3 2000 Fish Oil EPA/DHA 100 MaxiGels Fish Oil Maxi Health Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 03-26-13
    halal Maxi Health Kosher Maxi Omega-3 Concentrate Fish Oil EPA/DHA 180 MaxiGels Fish Oil Maxi Health Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 03-26-13
    halal Nutri-Supreme Research Kosher Omega-3 Silver EPA/DHA Fish Oil Softgels Fish Oil Nutri-Supreme Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 03-26-13
    halal Zahlers Kosher Advanced Omega-3 Platinum Fish Oil Highest EPA/DHA (Premium Grade) Softgel Fish Oil Zahlers Available at www.koshervitamins.com or call 1-800-645-1899 03-26-13
    halal Maxi Omega-3 2000 Fish Oil EPA/DHA 100 Vegicaps Fish Oil Maxi Health Obtain by calling 1-800-645-1899. 10-16-10
    halal Maxi Omega 3 Fish Oil Prenatal Partner EPA/DHA Formula 60 Maxicaps Fish Oil Maxi Health Can be obtained by calling 1-800-645-1899. 10-16-10

     


    Category: General Question
    06-05-13 00:02:36
  • are universal USA Gain Fast 3100 halal. I saw that it has creatine in it. I don't know whether it is animal or from plants. here is a link of the product : http://www.universalusa.com/Universal/Products/Proteins-Gainers/Gain-Fast-3100 - Mujahid
  • AOA

    If there is no kosher symbol on the package then it is not Halal.


    Category: General Question
    06-04-13 09:35:37
  • Asalamualekum Are the pancakes or waffles made at IHOP restaurant halal.? Also can you give me the names of halal brand prenatal vitamins with DHA in it for pregnant ladies ? - Farheen Fatima
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they do not use kosher certified ingredients.


    Category: General Question
    06-03-13 18:41:01
  • Is Mauri-pan yeast of china halal? - Shimca
  • AOA

    If it is abkaer yeast then it is Halal.


    Category: General Question
    06-03-13 08:21:34
  • polly o ricotta cheese has kosher certification, since i didnt find it under your listing of the cheeses so i am confused whether to buy it or not. jazakallah khair - romana
  • AOA

    If it has kosher symbol then it is Halal because Kosher symbol was taken out in 2009 and it is only available in NY/NJ/Florida not here in Chicago.


    Category: General Question
    06-02-13 12:51:39
  • is breyers vanalla chocolate and strawberry ice cream halal - Afzal
  • AOA

    Breyer Natural Strawberry ice cream is Hala not the vanilla.


    Category: General Question
    06-01-13 20:09:24
  • I have an important favor to ask. Does anyone know if http://www.projecthalal.com/ is authentic? Or more precisely is Betty Crocker Pancake Mix halal? It contains whey, slipped my eyes while buying and now — feeling confused. Thank you. Take Care.... May peace be upon you. - Mansoor Illahi
  • AOA

    It is a Canadian website. It say it Halal certified by HMA. But I know the HMA Halal certified zabiha meat. Here is one example:

    AERO - Mousse Chocolate Cone

    Updated 2012-02-25 19:05:35
    Status : Halal

     

    Ingredients: MOUSSE: MILK INGREDIENTS, MODIFIED MILK INGREDIENTS, SUGAR, GLUCOSE, COCOA, DEXTROSE, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES, CELLULOSE GUM, CAROB BEAN GUM, CARRAGEENAN, POLYSORBATE 80, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOUR. MILK CHOCOLATE CONE: SUGAR, WHOLE MILK POWDER, COCOA BUTTER, UNSWEETENED CHOCOLATE, SOY LECITHIN, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOUR. CHOCOLATE FLAKES: SUGAR, COCONUT OIL, COCOA, HYDROGENATED COCONUT OIL, SALT, SOY LECITHIN, NATURAL FLAVOUR.

    All natural flavor contains alcohol. I do not see any HMA Halal symbol on this Nestle product. Carrageenan is mushbooh ingredient and listed ain Nestle Aero Jam packed Frozen Dessert and it also do not have a kosher symbol. It was reported not Halal on our www.canadianhalalfoods.com website because of lack Halal or kosher symbol.

    It looks this website run by non food scientists professional and I will not recommend it.

    Regrading Betty Crocker pancake, here is from our Canadian Halal Food website:

    Search Category: Food Products

    Seach results for the term: pancake

    Total results generated: 3
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Supermarket
    halal Bisquick Pancake Mix Pancake Mix Betty Crocker   Costco Warehouse
    halal Buttermilk Pancake Mix Pancake Mix Krusteaz   Costco Warehouse
    halal Organics Original Pancake Mix Pancake Mix President Choice   Loblaws Supermarket

     


    Category: General Question
    06-01-13 18:00:17
  • is ritters sport chocolate halal?i don't know the ingredients plz answer me soon? - shahla saleem
  • AOA

    It is a European product and I do not know whether it is Halal or not.


    Category: General Question
    06-01-13 09:47:41
  • AOA can you define what is kosher gelatin and haram kosher gelatrin. Wassalam - javed akram
  • AOA

    From our FAQ:

    Is Kosher Gelatin Halal

    No, Kosher gelatin is not Halal because it is made either from pork or non zabiha beef and therefore kosher gelatin from pork is Haram. A liberal kosher symbol K appears on yogurts containing kosher gelatin because some Rabbis consider kosher gelatin from pork as kosher.


    Category: General Question
    06-01-13 04:58:36
  • is novalac infants formula halal? - ilknur
  • AOA

    This is not a US brand but Australian by Bayer AUS and it does not kosher symbol. So ask them whether it is suitable for vegetarian babies or not.


    Category: General Question
    06-01-13 01:05:13
  • Aoa What i got from your answers is: Vanillin is halal powder by itself..it is used as an artifical flavor ...to make that flavor it needs to be used with solvent... This solvent may b alcohol, or propylene glycol. If it is alcohol then haram...and only manufacturers know what they use... It means if. Vanillin- an artificial flavor is written under statement then we should ask manufacturer? That the use prop glycol or alcohol? - Sana
  • AOA

    No, you still has misunderstanding. Vanillin does not need a solvent because it is a powder. If you see only Vanillin under ingredients statement as flavor then you do not have to call to the manufacturer but if it conatins natural or artificial flavor then you have to call teh manufacturer to find out whether alcohol was used or not.


    Category: General Question
    05-31-13 23:49:44
  • assalamoualaikum Is emborg butter halal ? JazzakAllah - Mohammad
  • AOA

    If it is Salted Butter then it is Halal but if it is unsalted butter and has flavoring then it is not Halal.

    From our FAQ:

    Ingredients of Halal Salted Butter:

    The salted butter is made with cream mechanically separated from cow's milk and salt. So all salted butter from any brand is Halal regardless of Halal or kosher symbol.

    Ingredients of Unslated Butter:

    The ingredients of unsalted butter is pasteurized sweet cream and natural flavoring or pasteurized sweet cream and lactic acid. Unsalted butter is Halal only if it is made with pasteurized sweet cream and lactic acid. But some time dairy companies add lactic acid and termed it as natural flavoring. It is better to call companies to confirm it.The natural flavoring is also made from Star Distillate. Starter Distillate in many unsalted butter brands contains Diacetyl. As we reported in our Ingredients section about Starter Distillate as "Besides diacetyl, starter distillate also contains minor amounts of acetaldehyde, ethyl formate, ethyl acetate, acetone, ethyl alcohol, 2-butanone, acetic acid and acetone. Since this minor amount of ethyl alcohol Starter Distillate is consider not Halal. If the dairy companies guarantee that their Starter Distillate do not contain minor amount of alcohol then it can be used. But our advice is to always use salted butter or if you see Pasteurized Sweet Cream and Lactic Acid under ingredients statement of Unsalted Butter then you can use the unsalted butter for example Horizon's Organic Unsalted Butter.


    Category: General Question
    05-31-13 22:16:15
  • Aoa I want to make my doubt clear...u told me that use of propylene glycol in vanillin is known to mamufacturer only....and on the and u told me if vanillin is written then it s halal? How can u clearify this statement?how do u know vanillin used as a flavor always halal?when u dont know about propylene glycol or alcohol usage.. U know on nutella hazelnut spread vanillin is written but when i asked the nutella company they told me it is natural vanillin and alcohol is used as processing aid. U can ask and verify by yourself. I think that is not a simple thing ....there is something wrong about it. We should inquire companies first. please correct me if iam wrong.because i hve stopped many products because of this issue. - Sana
  • AOA

    I never wrote that propylene glycol is used in Vanillin. Vanillin is a dry ingredient and does not need any liquid solvent. What I wrote that the manufacturer is the only one who knows what solvent or carrier used in any flavor. Yes if Vanillin written under the ingredients statement then only Vanillin is Halal.

    Vanillin is not use in food products always mostly natural flavor and artificial flavor is used.

    Nobody knows whether any flavor is made either with propylene glycol or alcohol only the manufacturer is known. You are confused.

     

    From Ingredients section:

     

    halal

    Vanillin

    Mineral, Chemical, Synthetic based Ingredients

    Vanillin is a flavorant made from synthetic or artificial vanilla which can be plant lignin or synthetically mad e from guaiacol and eugenol.

     

    This is information was available on our website and you did not check it before calling Nutella. If you have read this then there is no need you to call Nutella.

     

    Nutella customer service are not technical people  and sometimes they put their own 2 cents to confuse consumers.

    Vanillin is never be a natural because it is not obtained from vanilla beans. Vanilla or Vanilla flavor contains natural vanillin which is different from artificial vanillin. Natural Vanillin is obtained from vanilla beans through alcohol and water extraction. Th8s is the reason Vanilla or vanilla flavor is not Halal. No food company writes natural vanillin under ingredients statement.

     

    Many people work at consumer department of a food company are not food technologist because the food companies cannot afford to employee food technologist. The people work at consumer department do not know  the requirements of Halal foods so please do not trust them.

     


    Category: General Question
    05-30-13 21:29:23
  • Some of the products listed in the cosmetics and personal care lists are not updated lately. Can you please ensure to see if they are still halal? And also in the lists you only put specific products, not like the whole brand, please indicate what that means. And lastly, there are lot's of brands out there that might be halal or not but they are not indicated in your lists. Like tressemme, garnier, pert, paul mitchell and etc. Why aren't they included in your lists, and most of the products listed are not available in drug stores, please add some that are more common if you can.Can you contact them to see if they sell any specific halal products. Thank you please verify me as soon as possible. I love your site but i would like you to updated fast just so the info. is still applied. Like for example, i heard that MAC is no longer halal, so small details would be nice. Thank you so much this has been so helpful for my life. - mastoureh
  • AOA

    This requires the help of 3 technical people, MCG can not offord to employee people because of our income. I am the only one who does every thing for free. My first priority is food products and food ingredients not cosmetic. So whenever I have time I will update it. I have no time to reserach every product of a cosmetic brand even for a food brand. This is not a cosmetic website and I am not a cosemetic chemist. I do not know many cosmetic ingredients.

    You can do the search by yourself,  just ask the cosmetic company whether all the ingredients are obtained from vegetable source or not, whether alcohol is used in fragrance or not whether Carmine is part of the ingredient list or not because it is a Haram ingredient.


    Category: General Question
    05-30-13 20:19:42
  • Is taco bell the restaurant halal - 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
    05-28-13 18:44:16
  • Can we use hand sanitizer which has alcohol as active ingredients? - Fathima
  • AOA

    No.


    Category: General Question
    05-28-13 07:07:44
  • Assalam o alaikum, Brother, I have searched your site about the machine slaughtered meat and stunning process, I have a few questions which I would request you to respond to: 1) Is stunning of animals and poultry halal or not under hanafi madhhab. 2) As machine slaughetered meat is also supplied to Saudi Arabia, how can any person who is there to perform Hajj and Umrah can ensure that he eats Halal hand slaughtered meat? 3) Similarly, where machine slaughtered and / or meat slaughteerd through stunning is certified halal by muslim certifying authorities of various countries, how can a Muslim travelling to other countries have hand slaughetered halal meat as per Shariah? Appreciate your kind response. Regards. - Ambreen
  • AOA

    There are diffrerent opinion about stunning among Islamic scholars, some says it is ok and others say not allowed. Machine slaughtered is not accepted as Halal Zabiha by 40 ulema from Britain. The best thing is to avoid consuming chaicken. I advise Muslims to avoid consumeing chicken if you are not sure it is machine slaughter or hand slaughter.


    Category: General Question
    05-27-13 21:33:30
  • Are charcoal tablets halal? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I do not have information.


    Category: General Question
    05-27-13 09:22:14
  • are avon makeup products halal? - bint e noor
  • AOA

    Search Category: Non Food Products

    Seach results for the term: avon

    Total results generated: 1
    Category Name Brand Description
    Cosmetic Makeup Products Avon Some products are made with pork fat and some products are Kosher(December 2010).

    Category: General Question
    05-26-13 03:11:33
  • Are Dum-Dums halal - M.A.S
  • AOA

    I do not have information.

     


    Category: General Question
    05-25-13 17:11:18
  • the list of halal food items (ice cream, Bread etc) mentioned on site of Muslim con. g. Does this list also applied to Japan - Mohammad Sharif Kakar
  • AOA

    No.


    Category: General Question
    05-24-13 19:28:48
  • aoa, just want to know the list of haram ingredients used in cosmetics - Muhammad Raza Ali Sheikh
  • AOA

    Gelatin, Carmine red color, pork fat based ingredients, non zabiha fat base ingredients, alcohol and alcohol in fragrance.


    Category: General Question
    05-24-13 05:23:53