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Recent Questions:

  • Is nature made vitamins halal? If not which vitamin brand is halal? - motaei
  • AOA

    Nature Made Vitamins are not Halal because there is no kosher symbol on the package , A list of 26 Halal vitamins is on the Home page of our website.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-29-12 21:13:29
  • can we use Pears Soap,made in India ? Does it contain any haram ingredients ? - AbdusSamad Jaliawala
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-29-12 11:19:08
  • Aveeno skin relief calming lotion ,Eucerin skin-fortifying hand cream, Nevea lip care Milk and honey - sara anjum zaheer
  • AOA

    Please check them under Non Food section subsection Cosmetic.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-29-12 11:11:27
  • Does Centrum Silver tablets contain Gelatin from pork in its ingredients? - Ahmed
  • AOA

    All Centrum vitamins are not Halal because there is no kosher symbol on them. Gelatin from pork can be used. 


    Category: Ingredients
    12-29-12 11:03:11
  • is avon naturals lip balm halal? - sameeha
  • AOA

    Avan product can be made with pork.

     


    Category: Ingredients
    12-29-12 07:17:01
  • carmine is a product use in red coloured cosmetics i.e. in lipstics, eye shades. can you please tell me if it is haraam or not - abrar shaik
  • AOA

    Carmine red color is Haram because all insects except locust are Haram in Islam.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-28-12 22:49:32
  • Why is vanillin considered halal? Does vanillin use alcohol as solvent? - Mohammed Ibaad Ur Rahman
  • AOA

    No alcohol is used in Vanillin.

    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.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-28-12 05:32:30
  • salam,can i know ghnson's baby milk soap is halaal or haram? Ingrediants are sodium palm kernelate,sodium palmate,water,fragrance,mineral oil,glycerin,titanium Dioxide,hydrolyzed milk protein, tetrasodium EDTA, tocopheryl acetate,retinyl palmitate. - sajith
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-28-12 03:05:07
  • Is wet n wild halal or haram... And colour concept halal or haram... ??? I also want to know that is it necessary to use halal eye line n halal mascara...??? - Sid
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-27-12 16:06:14
  • Dear brother, I've sent you, a couple of days ago, to ask you about the 'scented tissue'. I guess I didn't make myself clear. I meant the not-wet 'tissue paper' scented with, for example, lemon. Does it necessarily contain alcohol in it? If yes, what is the alternative? Almost all "tissue paper" are scented with something (for example, Lemon). One more thing & forgive my ignorance. You say on your website that cosmetics, that have ingredients derived from a plant source, are Halal. But we know that, in farming, pig excreta is used as fertilizer in the US and non-Muslim countries. So my question is: do we still have to worry about the ingredients that come from a plant source? Is it Mashbooh? Thank you and sorry for bothering - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    The alcohol can be used in fragrance so you have to use unscented.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-27-12 15:11:56
  • i am in confuse about the food ingredients what is mean yellow #5 and red # 40 & blue #1 & blue # 40 please let me know if is okay to eat those food or candy content ingredients i just mention shukran wa ba'raka allah fi'kum - filo madilu
  • AOA

     

    Red 40 & Yellow 5 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: Ingredients
    12-26-12 18:21:14
  • Salamu alaykum How are you? Hope you doing well. I have question about a cream i got the other day and it`s for the face. The cream is used to prevent dry skin and infection. Now my question is the cream contain "Cetyl alcohol". Is this halal for me to use even thought am not that desperate for the cream. Kind Regard Sahra - sahra
  • AOA

    Cetyl Alcohol is not alcohol but fat based wax. It is Halal only if it is made from vegetable fat and Haram if it is made from pork. The manufacturer is the only one who know source of it. So please call the manufaturer about it and other any animal fat based ingredient.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-26-12 18:01:11
  • Dear brother, Thank you so much for such a marvelous service you provide to your fellow Muslims. Jazak Allah Khayran. I read the ingredients of any cosmetics I use to make sure they are alcohol-free, but sometimes I just find the word "parfum/perfume" and don't find anything related to alcohol. My question is: does the word "parfum/perfume", listed in the ingredients of many cosmetics (soaps, detergents, hair creams, etc etc), mean that there is alcohol in them? One more thing: what about "scented tissues", normally they don't write down the ingredients, so: does the word "scented" here mean that there is alcohol in these facial tissues? Forgive my ignorance & thank you - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Most of the parfume/perfumes are made with alcohol as a solvent. They are not Halal. Those perfumes made with oils are Halal..


    Category: Ingredients
    12-26-12 10:39:39
  • i want to know dominos using humen hair extract in chees,is dominos halal ? - Ayesha Abood
  • AOA

    Any pizza cheese is not made with human hair. Domino pizza is not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-26-12 10:27:08
  • Assalaamu Alaikum In your last answer you told me double concentrated tomato purée is halal. I'm a little confused because I heard concentrated orange juice for instance may not be halal based on how they concentrate it. Is this true? Does the concentration process for tomato paste and tomato purée differ in a way it makes it halal even if it is just listed as an ingredient aspartame of jar of sauce etc - Aisha
  • AOA

    Any concentrate is made by evaporating water found oringinal in jiuce or tomato juice or puree. Water is evaporated by heating the juices so that water evaporate in the form of steam. So all concentrated 100% orange juice is Halal and also tomato puree.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-26-12 05:31:24
  • My question is wheat gluten is halal ingredient? Can u provide me halal ingredients list which will help me to check the ingredients while purchasing any food product. Jazakallah - saad
  • AOA

    Gluten is found in cereal such as wheat and corn. There is no ingredient list for gluten, it is 100% wheat or corn protein.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-26-12 02:56:28
  • I am abstaining from eating anything with alcohol flavouring due to doubts, however most food do not tell you if they have alcohol flavouring instead use the words natural flavouring or flavouring.This has made picking food really hard and this website which helps only compromises a small number of products, which leaves a variety of products sold in tesco and other supermarkets unknown. I initially stopped buying products such as orange juice,sweets, and other things due to fear of alcohol carriers within such products.However majority of muslims I have seen shop without worrying if there is any alcohol carriers.If there is no alcohol blatantly written or no haram meat it is viewn as halal. I would be very happy if I was given advice on what is the criteria I must follow when buying food whether it be essentials or sweets. May Allah reward you for you work and time. - Khalid Abdulle
  • AOA

    I did research in Tesco and Sainsbury in London when I was visiting in 2005 for Halal conference and published the results on our website then after cuople nof years, I pull out becaus eit was getting old. One 100 percent orange juice will not have any alcohol but orange drink which not 100% orange juce contains orange flavor. They add ornage flavor to make up the orange which is added at very low lewel. The rule in UK, is to buy the food products which has a claim " Suitable foe Vegetarian" without flavor or with kosher symbol without flavor. Most bread do not add flavor.

    I am finishing my new book " Food Ingredients and Their Halal Status, it will be very good source for Muslims in UK. Inshallah MCG will be selling this book through Muslim bookstores in USA, Canada, England, India, Pakistan, Australia and other part of the world.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-25-12 22:22:07
  • What is edible bovine gelatine? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    MCG do not consider non zabiha bovine gelatin as Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-25-12 07:47:47
  • is the icee [made of cruch ice] is halal or not .available in 7eleven - ahmed
  • AOA

    Ice is a frozen water, water is Halal so dess the ice too.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-24-12 17:53:58
  • Salam, The Breyers homemade vanilla ice cream has the following ingredients: Milk, Cream, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Egg Yolks, Natural Flavor, Guar Gum, Salt, Carob Bean Gum, Annatto (for Color). All these ingredients seem fine. And they also did not write vanilla extract. So it this ice cream halal? (Please note there is NO kosher symbol) - Breyers homemade vanilla icecream
  • AOA

    Same answer, it is not Halal ice crteam because alcohol is used in natural flavor. There are few Breyer ice cream why not consume it.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-24-12 10:44:51
  • Thank you very much for you wonderful work and May Allah reward you the best. I would like to know if these tablets contain non Halal Ingredients. Procera AVH Thank you JAK - Safia Mohamed
  • AOA

    Thanks for good words but I am sorry, I have no information on the tablets.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-23-12 22:34:52
  • Is Wellsley Farm cakes at Bj's wholesale club halal? - Sumer
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-23-12 13:14:27
  • Assalam alaykom .. I want to ask about isopropyl palmitate is it haram And is it (muskir-intoxicant) Shukran. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Isopropyl palmitate is amde with Isopropyl alcohol and lamitic acid. It is Halal only if the palmitic acid is obtained from palm oil.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-23-12 12:05:46
  • Assalaamu Alaikum, Is concentrated or double concentrated tomato purée always halal if it is suitable for vegetarians? This has been listed as an ingredient for a curry jar I have. Alsoi have double concentrated tomato puree with the ingredients saying tomato purée and citric acid (nothing else listed). Should I be concerned with the mention of 'double concentrated'? All products have been listed as suitable for vegetarians but no halal or kosher signs. - Aishath
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-23-12 04:14:28
  • asa which red dyes have pork in them is it red dye # 33 or 40 and which products the jews have are not halal because some of them do use pork and do make acholol and which symbols can I look out for as far as letting me know which ones have pork - marsha soweto
  • AOA

     

    Red 40 & Yellow 5 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: Ingredients
    12-22-12 12:59:28
  • sulphur dioxide in beef gelatine is halal gazakom allah al ganah - ayat obeidat
  • AOA

    MCG do not consider Non Zabiha Beef gelatin as Halal. Sulphur dioxide is a Halal gas.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-19-12 09:19:56
  • is pangaseius halal for muslims? if no then why? if yes then why? - Abdul Rafay
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-19-12 09:03:07
  • Is sugar alcohol halal ? i do not know exactly what sugar alcohol is ? - Humair
  • AOA

    Sugar Alcohols

     

    Sugar Alcohols

    Sugar alcohols or Polyols are carbohydrates. Many Muslim consumers has asked us about Halal status of sugar alcohols in Questions and Answers section of our website. We answered them in the above section. So we decided to explain about them in News section of our website. The sugar alcohols are made from plant carbohydrates except Lactitol which can be made from sucrose or whey's lactose or milk sugar  and all the sugar alcohols are Halal  except Erythritol and if Lactittol  is made from non Halal whey then it is not Halal. But if Lactitol is made from sucrose then it is Halal. There is no ethyl alcohol present in them. Alcohol is just the name because of chemical formulas. FDA recognized sugar alcohols as GRAS(Generally Recognized As Safe). Sugar alcohols are not artificial sweeteners technically and slightly lower in calories compare to sugar. The most important use of them is in chewing gums, sugar free candiaes and cookies because they do not cause tooth decay and good for diabetes because on consuming them the blood sugar will not increase. The most important sugar alcohols are Sorbitol or Glucitol, Xylitol, Lactitol, Mannitol, Maltitol, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates, Isomalt, . No bone char is used in sugar alcohols as compare to sugar. Sugar alcohols are slow fermented carbohydrate than sugar. Sugar alcohols are not fermented by oral bacteria in mouth, this is determind by FDA through McNail company’s research. Sorbitol, Mannitol, Maltitol and Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates are manufactured from cornstarch. Xylitol is manufactured from corn cobs, sugar cane bagasse, birch wood waste.

    Lactitol is made from sucrose and whey. When Lactitol is manufactured from sweet whey then we have to be very careful about it. Whey has to be Halal or kosher certified otherwise Lactitol will not be Halal if it is manufactured from sweet whey which is obtained from animal rennet whey. Even if it is obtained from acid whey the starter culture bacteria and starter culture media upon the bacteria grow has to be Halal. If a Halal or kosher symbol appears on a food product package containing Lactitol, it means lactitol is either made from sucrose or Halal or kosher certified whey.

    Erythritol is obtined either cornstarch or fruits through alcoholic fermentation because there is no lactic acid ferementation to be Halal. Sugar alcohol Erythritol is not consider Halal.

    Lactitol is considered as Mushbooh and depond upon the Halal or kosher status of rennet whey and acid whey.

     

     


    Category: Ingredients
    12-18-12 16:29:41
  • Asalaamu Alaikum, In addition to the email I sent regarding jam, I forgot to add one more suspect ingredient. Is glucose-fructose syrup halal (in strawberry jam that is vegetarian?). Can this syrup contain alcohol? The rest of the ingredients seem to be halal and they don't list 'flavourings' as an ingredient at any point. - Aishath
  • AOA

    Glucose-Fructose Syrup is a Halal ingredients and has no alcohol in it.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-17-12 06:37:13
  • Assalaamu Alaikum Is sodium citrates in strawberry jam halal? Rest of the ingredients were strawberries, pectin, sugar, salt ... It is suitable for vegetarians - Aishath
  • AOA

    \Sodium Citrate is a chemical and it is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-17-12 04:13:32
  • AoA, please tell me panthenyl ethyl ether and histidine halal status? Also pantene manufactured by france halal status? JazakAllah ALLah hafiz - Miss Mishaal Ahmed
  • AOA

    Ethyl Ether is a chemical and it is Halal. Histidine is a amino acid and it is Halal only if it is obtained from vegetable protein. I have no information about Pantene in France.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-17-12 00:03:03
  • First, thank you for your fast answer . Secondly, what do you think of these ingredients: Cyclomethicone (and) Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Geranium Maculatum (Geranium) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol (and) Phenoxyethanol (and) Hexylene Glycol. ?? Thanks in advance. - Hanan
  • AOA

    Nobody know their Halal status becauase nobody know the sources of those ingredients except the manufacturer.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-16-12 19:53:32
  • Is benner green tea that is citrus flavored with other natural flavors halal? - Niha Mohammad
  • AOA

    Any tea with flavors is not Halal because of alcohol. Only 100% green tea or black tea is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-16-12 14:49:13
  • What about this Imidazolidinyl Urea is it halal.? - Hanan
  • AOA

    It is Halal because no mammal urine was used. It is made by chemical reaction of chemicals.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-15-12 22:56:00
  • Your website says that ingredients in the tuna sandwich at panera bread is not halal...can you be specific? and that was in 2011 so...is it possible they could have changed since then? JazakAllah - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    The information is the same. Please avoid it.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-15-12 08:18:53
  • I have been prescribed a nasal spray that contains dilute amounts of ethyl alcohol (0.7 weight %). Is it halal to use it? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    No, but if you could not find the Halal alternative then ask a Islamic scholar for its used.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-15-12 07:57:25
  • just i want to know about spirit vinegar in detail.... - shaik mohammed
  • AOA

    It is Halal, for detail please go to Sevices Section and subsection Fiqah and Science.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-14-12 16:17:58
  • Salaam, 1. Is little ceaser mushroom pizza halal? 2. I recently asked about dentyne ice gums on wheter the arctic chill flavor was halal, and you responded with a quote from wrigleys email. Just an FYI dentyne is not manufactured by wrigleys. It is a kraft foods products. So I wanted to ask again, is dentyne ice arctic chill flavor halal? Plz respond correctly this time. Jazak Allah khair - anonymous
  • AOA

    Little Caesar cheese pizza is not Halal. All Wrigley gums are not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-13-12 20:38:54
  • Can you tell me if the pizza at Rosati's Pizza - a popular pizza chain in the Midwest - is halal? In terms of the cheese, crust, and sauce. - Murtaza
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-13-12 13:31:11
  • Islamic Dissemination Center For Latin America, Can you please let me know if this is a trusted foundation for halal certification. New Chapter supplements are using this halal gelatin of beef certified by them. And can you also let me know if New Chapter's Serofin (st john's emotional health) is halal? Ingredients are Gelatin (Islamic Dissemination Center For Latin America certified), Vegetable glycerin, water, and carob. Extra-Virgin olive oil, soy lecithin, and yellow beeswax. - Umer Hasan
  • AOA

    I have no information on Islamic Dissemination Center For Latin America. I have no information on that product.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-13-12 11:40:40
  • If comestics have cow derived ingredients in the makeup and lotions is that considered halal or haram? - Anmol
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-11-12 18:43:49
  • is the use of lipbalms made by companies lakme,maybelline,avon,revlon halal? - Yusra Yusuf
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-11-12 06:52:33
  • Assalamualaikum. In the ingredient section of a lot of different foods, they mention color ingredients like yellow #5 and #6. Others are colors like red#3 & 18 and blue #1. What are these colors made of. Do they have any haram substances in them? Thank you. - Tahmina Raquib
  • AOA

    From our FAQ:

     

    FD&C yellow No. 5 or FD&C red No. 40 colors:

    FD&C yellow No. 5 or FD&C red No. 40 are chemical dyes, lakes and they are Halal if use in pure granular or powder form but if the FD&C colors are required to make in liquid form then a solvent is needed to make FD&C colors in liquid form. Liquid FD&C colors are used in liquid foods such as soft drinks. Vegetable oil or glycerin is used to make liquid artificial colors. Liquid FD&C colors are Halal only if vegetable oil or soy fat based glycerin is used. If glycerin is obtained from pork fat then liquid FD&C colors will be Haram. A Halal or Kosher symbol (which meet the Islamic dietary requirements) appears on a food package containing these colors indicates that no pork or beef fat glycerin was used as a solvent


    Category: Ingredients
    12-10-12 20:36:16
  • Salam Alaikum, I noticed that on 2-22-2012, you had answered to a question about dentyne ice gum saying only ARCT. CHILL and PEPPERMINT are halal. But then on 4-9-2012 you responded to another question about dentyne ice gum saying they are made on the same lines that pork products are made. Can u plz clarify which answer is the correct one? Currently im eating the arctic chill flavor and want to confirm whether it is truly halal or not... JazakAllah khair Anonymous User - Anonymous
  • AOA

    The information came out latter that Wrigley will not gurantee the cross contamination with pork containing gums because they are made on same line. It is true for gum companies.

    Dear Mr. Ahmed,
     

    Thank you for contacting the Wrigley Company to request information.  We are always happy to hear from our consumers and will be happy to answer your question.
    In response to your request, we follow strict guidlines when it comes to that. But because they are both manufactured in the same facility, there is always a chance for cross contamination.
    We thank you once again for taking time to contact us. 
    Sincerely,
    Ashley Hern
    Consumer Care Representative
     
    8000261139

    Category: Ingredients
    12-10-12 19:31:04
  • Is mono and diglycerides used in Nestle drumcticks is animal based or vegetable based? - Nuzhath
  • AOA

    It is vegetable based but the flavor is made with alcohol so they are not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-09-12 11:59:12
  • Is Tylenol haram? - Husne
  • AOA

    Please check it at our Medicine section.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-08-12 16:30:58
  • Hi, I would liek to inquire about White Balsamic Vinegar. Some balsamic vinegar are trditionally made and they are haram as per your website, but there are some that are made synthetically and no alcohol is added to it. Please could you let me know which type of balaic vinegar is halal? I needed a reply urgently, and will appreciate your help. May Allah reward you with the best for the excellent work you are doing. Jazakallah khair - M ADAM
  • AOA

    All Balsamic vinegar are not Halal because of presence of alcohol. Vinegar can not be made synthetically. Balsamic vinegra is made from special grape variety which contains more sugar in it that means more alcohol is developed and not all alcohol is converted to acetic acid and water so alcohol remained in it and provide a wine flavor.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-08-12 08:13:35
  • Is there any information about the source of the l-cysteine in JJ cassone sandwich rolls come from? I have tried to contact the company for information several times but they haven't responded to me, so I was hoping perhaps you had found its source. Thank you - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-07-12 19:38:21
  • If you use toothpaste with alcohol in its ingredients is it halal - Aamer
  • AOA

    If it is Ethyl Alcohol then answer is no.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-07-12 14:31:40
  • is skittles halal? The skittles company said it is halal - themariobro
  • AOA

    Please provide me the company letter that it says Halal. They are not Halal because there is no kosher symbol on the package which protect Muslims from adding Haram Hidden Ingredients.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-06-12 15:47:46
  • is the gelatine used in flintstone vitamins for kids halal? - faisal
  • AOA

    If Gelatin used in Flintstone Vitamins from pork then it is Haram and if it is from non zabiha beef then it is not Halal. 


    Category: Ingredients
    12-06-12 07:16:31
  • is fillo dough halal and which brand ? - sabnom
  • AOA

    Please search it on our website.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-05-12 09:56:08
  • Please guide me. Which cosmetic companies are selling halal cosmetics in Bangkok. And where I can buy them. Thankyou - Tariq
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-05-12 01:02:46
  • Is vesaline lotion's halal? - tauqeer
  • AOA

    Please check our Non Food Section.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-04-12 19:27:47
  • halal ovalete - cah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-04-12 18:29:38
  • i am aware that carmine is haram but if only the shell of the cochineal beetle is used is cosmetic products is it still haram please help? - zee
  • AOA

    Any part of insect is Haram in Islam except the secretion.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-04-12 14:13:42
  • Pharmaton capsules are made from bovine gelatine. Is it made halal for muslims? I am from Malaysia http://www.pharmaton.com/products/adults_products/capsules.html - Azmil Mohammad Amin
  • AOA

    MCG do not consider Non Zabiha Beef Gelatin as Halal. It has to obtained from Zabiha slaughtered cows.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-04-12 06:23:49
  • assalamo alikum in NIVEA lotion (dry skin) ingredients include benzyl alcohol and Cinnamyl alcohol.are these halal or not? - M.Atif
  • AOA

    From search of Q & A:

     

    Seach results for the term: Cinnamyl alcohol

     

    • Salaam, i found the following ingredients in a body cream Phenoxyethanol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Lanolin Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol and Benzyl Alcohol are all of these ingredients halal, please advise? -[Anonymous user]
    • AOA

      Cetyl alcohol, Butyl alcohol are not ethyl alcohol but fat waxes. They are Halal if they obtained from vegetable fat. They are Haram if they obtained from pork fat. Phenoxyethanol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Lanolin Alcohol and Benzyl Alcohol are Halal.


      Category: Ingredients
      10-04-12 04:42:54

    Category: Ingredients
    12-03-12 07:56:11
  • Does Carol Lee's Donuts use animal based products like gelatin in their donuts? Do they add in alcohol as well? In short, are the donuts halal? Carol Lee's donuts is a donut shop in Blacksburg, VA. - Aasia
  • AOA

    I have no information because they are not a national chain.


    Category: Ingredients
    12-01-12 20:51:06
  • please answer this question in detail for a student. salam sir I have just learnt that vanilla essense has 29% alcohol but when baking it gets removed can you tell me is it then halal or haram to use it for baking purposes ?? - aliya
  • AOA

    It is Haram because according to our ulema when alcohol is mixed with Halal ingredients then those Halal ingredients became Haram, no matter whether it is evaportaed during baking or not. According USDA study 40% of alcohol remained in a product if baked at 400F for an hour.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-30-12 10:05:53
  • I know that Ethanol is a Haram Ingredient, how about Methanol? - Lilian F. Barbosa Amaral
  • AOA

    Ethanol or Etyl Alcohol is a Haram ingredient because it is a intoxicant and every intoxicant is Haram no mattter if it is in a large or small quantity. Methanol do not cause intoxication but it is a toxic chemical solvent and it is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-30-12 07:31:15
  • 010112330B Are the ingredients halal - Hamidah Ali
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-29-12 20:53:09
  • dear sir/madem, can i drink mega mass supplement - M.R.M.Rizan Rafeek
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-29-12 10:32:20
  • Nutrilite's "ultimate bone health solution" is Halal? - gulab Uddin
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they are not kosher certified.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-29-12 10:26:34
  • Kellogg's Raisin Bran Cinnamon Almond is Halal or not - Gulab Shafiuddin
  • AOA

    It is a Halal cereal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-29-12 10:20:28
  • Salam, I need to know if erythritol as food ingredient is halal to consume. I got mixed answers from reading the Q&A on the website, thus a strong answer is highly appreciated. Jzk - Nur
  • AOA

    haram Erythritol Grain & plant based ingredients Erythritol is a sugar alcohol obtained either from cornstarch or fruit alcoholic fermentation

     

    It is not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-28-12 20:26:36
  • Dear Sir/Madam, I asked you before about "aliphatic alcohols" and you told me that they are fatty alcohols and they are Halal if they are derived from vegetables. But i found in this site [http://europeanhalalservices.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=71&Itemid=69] the following sentence: "The group of chemicals known as ‘Aliphatic Alcohols’ tend to cause intoxication when ingested, hence generally, under Islamic rulings for Halal certifications, ‘Aliphatic Alcohols’ are prohibited and therefore classed as Haram" Could you please clarify this to me, as I don't wanna use any suspicious products. Thank you and looking forward to your reply - Aliphatic alcohol
  • AOA

    Only ethanol or ethyl alcohol is a intoxicant and Haram because it causes intoxication. The chemical formula for ethanol is C2H5OH. It is called Absolute Alcohol and It has two carbon atoms where as the straight chain of Aliphatic Alcohols (they are not single) has 6 to 16 carbon atoms and can not be consider as ethyl alcohol. Aliphatic Alcohols have four active ingredients but 3 used as a plant growth regulator in tobbaco, other fatty alcohol blend, 1 -Octonol, 1-Decanol. Fatty alcohol is obtained by hydrolysis of fatty acide esters. This reason I said if the fatty acids obtained from vegetable fat then they are Halal and if they obtained from pork fat then they are Haram. These fatty acids has no intoxication effect. The US Envirnment Agency has reported this reserach in 2007 and is available on internet at www.epa.gov/.../REDs/aliphatic_alcohols_red.pdf.
     

     


    Category: Ingredients
    11-28-12 16:16:06
  • is natrol product halah ? - hee chai
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-26-12 21:42:56
  • Asalamu aalekum wr wb, Is naturally fermented soy sauce halal? Jazakum Allahu kheiran - Yasmin
  • AOA

    Naturally fermented soy sauce is not Halal because it contains 2-3% alcohol.

     

    What are ingredients of Haram Soy Sauce?

    The Naturally Brewed Soy is the Haram soy sauce. It is made just like wine containing 2-3% alcohol. The ingredients list contains Wheat, Soy and other ingredients. Food companies do not mentioned Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce name under the ingredients statement, they just mentioned soy sauce but within parenthesis they write Wheat and Soy. This is the only way to find out Haram Soy Sauce.

    What are ingredients of Halal Soy Sauce?

    All purpose soy sauce or non naturally brewed soy sauce is a Halal soy sauce made from water, salt, hydrolyzed soy protein, corn syrup and sodium benzoate. La Choy All Purpose Soy sauce is a Halal Soy Sauce.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-26-12 20:29:04
  • Salam Alikom Are these ingredient Hala; Propylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate and food coloring they are related to "Gourmet Food Writer Edible Color Markers" I wanna buy them from amazon thank u - Esraa
  • AOA

    Food coloring has to be Halal kosher certified to be consider Halal. Other ingredients are Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-26-12 16:37:31
  • plz tell me which Red no is halaal and which one is haram. i know only that red 40 is halaal. - salman
  • AOA

     

    Red 40 & Yellow 5 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: Ingredients
    11-26-12 07:58:30
  • Is the ingredient cyclohexasiloxane halal? I found this ingredient in a body butter cream and was wondering if it was halal. Thank you. - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    It is a Halal chemical.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-26-12 07:57:54
  • I am wondering whether to take protein or not and maximuscles product: Maxi-Milk is what i am interested in. I have tried it beofre and it tastes good but before i order a lot i was wondering whther it is halal and the people at maxi muscle just keep telling me that it is not halal certified but they are unsure of what halal means. So if you please tell me if this Maxi Milk is halal or not would be much appreciated. Thank you. - sikander zahid
  • AOA

    If there is no kosher symbol and alcohol in flavor then it is not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-26-12 04:37:46
  • Is black tea and black coffee halal? - auwais
  • AOA

    100% Black Tea and 100% Balck Coffee are Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-26-12 03:27:05
  • asalam alaykum are jolly rancher hard candies halal - maryam
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they are not kosher certified.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-25-12 18:16:18
  • salam i'm wondering, is red40 inside product halal? - husne
  • AOA

     

    Red 40 & Yellow 5 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: Ingredients
    11-25-12 01:21:56
  • is CHLORPHENIRAMINE MALEATE halal? - Auwais
  • AOA

    CHLORPHENIRAMINE MALEATE is Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-22-12 20:37:57
  • ASKM I want to know if the mcdonalds fish o fillet burger, buns and fries are halal or not? Also if the burger kings fish burger, buns, and fries are halal or not? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    McDonald's Frencg Fries are not Halal becaus ethey use non zabiha beef extract, fish patties is mushbooh, buns are Halal, cheese is not Halal. Taratar sauce is mushbooh.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-22-12 19:51:34
  • Assalam aleikum! Can you tell me if milk ferments are halal? Such as the milk ferments in the Philadelphia regular cheese. Thank you very much, jazakhAllah khairan. Ma assalama! - Rita
  • AOA

    If the milk fermenatation produces alcohol then it is not Halal. 


    Category: Ingredients
    11-22-12 16:44:42
  • Asalaamu Alaikum, Is Wrigley's Extra Pepperming Sugarfree halal? It is suitable for vegetarians but is it it possible to have alcohol in gum? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-22-12 04:23:19
  • Is collodial oatmeal halal? Also, are steroids halal? e.g. cream containing steroid? - Auwais
  • AOA

    Colldial Oatmeal is Halal. The source of steroids has to be Halal. Steriod injection are given to patiant.

     


    Category: Ingredients
    11-21-12 21:20:21
  • speed stick regular deoderant halal? ingredients: propylene glycol, water, sodium sterate, fragrance, sodium chloride, stearyl alcohol, fd&c blue no. 1, fd&c yellow no. 5 - Abdullah
  • AOA

    If no animal derived ingredients used and no alcohol in fragrance then you can use. This information is known to manufacturer only nobody else known.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-21-12 20:01:34
  • Assalaamu Alaikum Does the Raffaello chocolate from Ferrero Rochers contain alcoholic flavourings. I got an email from the company saying it had no alcohol nor traces of alcohol in it. It is also vegetarian friendly but have I done enough to confirm if its halal? - Aishath
  • AOA

    Alcoholic flavoring is not Halal so that Raffaello chocolate is also not Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-21-12 04:33:51
  • Is dried torula yeast allowed in Halal certified products? - Charles Wind
  • AOA

    Only if it is grown on sugercane. Most of them grown on alcohol and not consider Halal.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-20-12 08:22:33
  • does the shrimp flavored ramen noddles have pork flavoring in it? - myree mustafa
  • AOA

    All Ramen noodle are not Halal even shrmp flavored becaus ethey use Haram Soy Sauce.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-19-12 15:28:58
  • Nyquil contains gelatin as a non active ingredient. Is it halaal to consume it ? - Sabeeh
  • AOA

    It is Haram if gelatin from pork. Please avoid it.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-18-12 22:50:58
  • the ingredients of chicken patties of the delta valley company - rukshana
  • AOA

    The ingredients of chicken patties is the secondary question. First the chicken has to be hand slaughtered by Muslim if not then we do not have research further for the ingredients vof patties.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-18-12 12:23:12
  • Are products with the sign U D halal when it has mono & diglycerides in it? - Rabia Khalid
  • AOA

    Only Mon & Diglycerides are Halal. If it is made with flavor then alcohol may be use. Or if it contains the following ingredients then it is not Halal:

    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: Ingredients
    11-17-12 16:53:22
  • i want to know abut the ind of fair & lovely all products is halal and ponds age miracle cream ind is halal - safdarawan
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-16-12 12:00:28
  • i would like to know if lacyose is halaal - hafeezan
  • AOA

    Lactose is only Halal if it is Halal or Kosher certified. If a kosher symbol appears on a food product containing Lactose then it indicates it is Halal otyerwise not.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-16-12 03:35:12
  • Is eséne whitening serum halal? - Nhia
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-15-12 20:05:47
  • CENTURY 21ST MEGA MULTI FOR WOMEN THESE VITAMIN ARE HALAL OR NOT - shaniaabid
  • AOA

    Vitamins are Halal only if it has a kosher symbol on the package and no flavor. I have no information on Century 21 vitamins. There is list of Halal vitamins on our home page which are available in Vitamin Shoppe storoes throughout USA. It is not difficult to find the store in your town.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-15-12 07:46:57
  • Asalam aleikoum. If i have to choose between a medicine alternative that contain alcohol as a solvent in a very small amount, or antoher where they use alcohol put evaporates or the third alternative that contain halal ingredients but also contain "polysorbate 80" which research shows can be dangerous, for example cause infertility , deformation etc. Do i have to choose the third alternative (that have the dangerous substance) or can i choose one of the other? Is it halal in this case? I have iron deficiency anemia so its very important to take one of these medicines as soon as possible. Barakallahu feek wa salaam aleikum Please - AN
  • AOA

    Polysorbate 80 is an emulsifier used heavy in food product, it is Halal only if it is made from vegetable fat or a kosher symbol on the package containing poltsorbate 80 that indicates it is made from vegetable fat. I am consuming Halal foods containing polysorbate 80 or 60 long time. I do not pay attension those articiles which scare people. If Polysorbate 80 in the medcine is from vegetable fat then you can consume or if it is from non zabiha beef fat you can consume because Ulema says if there is no Halal alternate and you have to use medicne to get cure then you can use. Please consult with a Islamic scholar.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-15-12 04:39:00
  • Is Worcestershire Sauce Halal? - shahla
  • AOA

    Only if Kosher certified do not contains ingredients with alcohol or alcohol in flavor.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-14-12 15:05:21
  • During a tv program Food unwrapped shown on Monday 10 September 2012 at 8.30pm on Channel 4 the scientist admitted the bacteria used to make the probiotic added to yogurts is originated from a healthy humans feces, does this mean the yogurt is haram? - Aqsa
  • AOA

    I have no information and Probiotic products are Halal only if it is kosher certified and no alcoholic fermentation was used.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-14-12 07:59:36
  • Is the vanilla extract added in chocolate bars halal as most chocolates do contain it. Also is vanillin halal because that is found in chocolates too. Some shaykhs have said it is halal because of the tiny amount of alcohol in them that are used to extract the vanilla and because of the type. Please let me now the answer and reason. If we cant taste it and it cant make us drunk is it still haram. - Rukhsana
  • AOA

    Any chocolate which contains Vanilla Extract is not consider Halal on the other hand any chocloate which is made with Vanillin is consider Halal. Hershey used Vanillin in their many chocolate.

    Vanilla Rxtract is a Haram ingredient because it contains 35% alcohol minimum.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-13-12 14:29:48
  • Is blue bell chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream halal? - Areeba
  • AOA

    All Blue Bell Ice cream are not Halal because they are not kosher certified.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-13-12 11:39:09
  • the gelatin used in benylin caps or syrup is it that of pork - mashhood mirza
  • AOA

    It is possible that it is from pork. Only manufacturer knows the source.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-12-12 20:13:01
  • assalamu aleikum bro/sis.can i please ask you if is halal GALACTO-OLIGOSACCHARIDES (GOS) in babies food? I found it on Aptamil Banana Porridge.JazzakAllah. - Ruqia
  • AOA

    The Halal requirements for GALACTO-OLIGOSACCHARIDES are Lactose, enzyme which convert Lactose to GALACTO-OLIGOSACCHARIDES has to be from Halal source and also there should be no alcoholic fermentation. Even if a kosher symbol on package we have to find out whether alcoholic fermentation was used.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-12-12 15:11:03
  • Assamu'alaikum wbt. Is dilute alcohol in distilled vinegar halal? How do we know if the dilute alcohol turned into distilled vinegar through a natural process (which is the only reason it would be halal)? If the dilute alcohol turned into distilled vinegar through a man-made process, it would then be haram. So, is distilled vinegar or distilled white vinegar halal? - Puteri Nursyifa
  • AOA

    Distilled White Vinegar is made with dilute alcohol so that no measuarble amount of alcohol will remain in vinegar. Dilute alcohol is subjected to action of Azetobacter bacteria where the bacteria works on alcohol only not water of dilute alcohol. It convert alcohol (Haram) to Acetic Acid (Halal) and Water (Halal). Vinegar making is man made product and it is not Haram. Alcohol was not discover at the time of Prophet Sayyidina Mohammed Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallum according to histry. Alcohol was discovered by a Iranian Muslim during the last period of Imam Abu Hanifa.

    What proof you have that man made vinegar is Haram. Actually man utilize natural bacteria to make vinegar. Vinegar can not be made by itself naturally because it needs Azetobacter bacteria which supplied by man.

    Distilled white vinegar is a Halal ingredients.


    Category: Ingredients
    11-12-12 08:52:23