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Recent Questions:

  • Kya maggi noddals/knorr soup khana peena hallal hai ya haraam - mohd naseem
  • AOA

    Maggi noodles with green dot or with vegetarian label on the package of products. Maggi noodles are consider Not Halal if there is no Green Dot on the package of noodles. Even if it has green dot it will be not be Halal if it contains E-Number 635, other Haram or Mashbooh E-Numbers and alcohol in flavor.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-19-14 05:24:01
  • my question is david`s butter pecan meltaways is halal or not? - muzna
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-18-14 15:19:52
  • BISMILLAH Asalamualykum brother i wanted to know what exactly we ask when we call a company about their flavouing. Example: I have cereal and it contains natural and artificial flavorings in it. And then i call the company- at this point what should i ask them? And what do they have to say in order for the product to be halal. I hope you understand my question. BARIKALLAHUFEEKUM - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    From our Home Page:

    The Question about Alcohol in any Flavor

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

    How to ask question about presence or absence of alcohol in natural or artificial flavor before spray drying the food products:

    " Do you use alcohol in natural or artificial flavor in dried food products such as non dairy coffee creamer or dry ingredients mixes or dry seasoning mixes or cake mixes before spry drying or processing those products. We know in most spray dried food product even if alcohol was used before spray drying then alcohol will evaporate or dried out after spray drying or processing."


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-17-14 19:08:12
  • ritzbits snack - farzana
  • AOA

    I have no information in France.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-17-14 18:16:41
  • asslm..is happy crunch punch and samjin gingsing pie halal? - muslimah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-17-14 02:32:59
  • asslamualikum. Is fair and lovely halal?If it is not halal please tell a halal cream to use - farzana
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-16-14 05:27:43
  • Is pergale milk chocolate collection halal - Zahra
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-14-14 13:52:19
  • Are Sarpino's restaurants halal in Chicago, Illinois? - Sania Salmin
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-14-14 10:53:15
  • pls quide me can I eat centrum tablet as I am muslim - akif
  • AOA

    No

    MUSLIMS ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTIONS TO HALAL VITAMINS

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

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

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

    03/22/14

    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-13-14 18:00:22
  • assalamu alaikum warah...c i knw sm sort f glycerin nt halal whch 4m animal oils bt vegetables means its halal bt i dnt knw hw 2 undrstnd it cn u help me thnk u n kuda hafiz - Bens
  • AOA

    From our FAQ:

    Glycerin:

    Glycerin is a fat based ingredients used in foods and non food products. Since it is a fat based ingredient so it is either obtained from animal fat such as pork or beef or it is obtained from vegetable fat. Only vegetable fat based Glycerin is Halal or it is Halal if there is a Kosher symbol on the food package containing glycerin which means glycerin the food is obtained from vegetable fat.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-13-14 14:44:19
  • Are Werther's OriginaI Candies and Caramel Apple Filled Candies halal or haram? We wanted to know how whey is formed. Is it from a zabiha animal? - Saniya Khan
  • AOA

    They are not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-13-14 10:13:33
  • is the Hakka Wok restaurant zabiha halal - Sameer
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-12-14 17:06:52
  • I am interested in details of your Certification Procedure which, for some reason, is not available through the hyperlink on your site. Grateful for copy by email or other web reference. Many thanks - Paul Sheane
  • Hi Paul

    Here is it from our website under MCG Halal Certification section:

    HALAL CERTIFICATION FOR FOOD INDUSTRY

    WHY DOES A FOOD COMPANY NEED HALAL CERTIFICATION?

    There are over 8 million Muslim consumers in USA and they would like to see Halal symbols on food products just like Kosher symbols. Not all Kosher certified products are considered Halal because differences in religious dietary laws. There are very few food products with Halal symbols on the packages are available in regional supermarkets but not nationally.

    Halal certified food products and ingredients help many food companies to increase their annual sales. Many Muslim countries require that all food products and ingredients exporting to their countries have to be Halal certified.

    WHAT IS HALAL

    Those foods products and ingredients which are lawful to consume according to Islamic dietary laws are called Halal for example fruits, vegetable and fish.

    WHAT IS HARAM

    Those food products and ingredients which are prohibited to consume are called Haram for example pork and pork by-product, lard, blood and alcoholic beverages.

    WHAT IS ZABIHA SLAUGHTERED MEAT

    Meat from cow, lamb, goat, chicken and turkey is considered Zabiha if those animals are slaughtered by a Muslims by following Islamic slaughtering rules and procedures. Some Muslims also called it Halal meat.

    MCG'S HALAL REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Raw material, processing aid ingredients, processing, sanitation chemicals and packaging should meet the Islamic dietary requirements.
    2. MCG will not consider a natural or artificial flavor as Halal if ethyl alcohol is used as a solvent or carrier and if the flavoring ingredients are not from Halal source.

    You can also reach via email address halalfoods@hotmail.com

    HALAL CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE

    1. Please fill out the application form online or obtained through e-mail or fax.
    2. Initial discussion on phone about the Halal requirements, plant inspection, explanation about the steps involve in Halal certification, discussion about your products, marketing area, raw material, processing aid ingredients, your HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) program, Recall procedure, packaging materials, warehouse and sanitation materials including the Master Sanitation schedule and POG (Process Operating Guidelines) for Halal certified food products.
    3. If your products pass the Halal requirements then a contract is signed including number of inspection per year, record keeping, and number of products to be Halal certified and service fees for Halal certification.

    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-12-14 10:38:39
  • Is nestle quality streets chocolate halal? - asma
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-11-14 17:00:54
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu br what should i write to ice cream companies regarding the halal status of their ice creams??? - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    I think you are writing from India. If you provide the ingredients of a popular ice cream in India then I can tell you their Halal status. I do not think ice cream in India carries green dot or suitable for vegetarian because majority of ingredients are from milk which is obtained from cows or buffalos in India.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-09-14 22:52:26
  • is cream of tarter halal - anzid
  • AOA

    It is Halal only in USA and Canada because it is made from unfermented grapes.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-08-14 13:35:42
  • i want to knw if american garden apple cider vinegar is halal or haram?...plz rply urgently - sm
  • AOA

    If apple cider is made with apple juice then it is Halal but if made from fermented apple juice then it is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-06-14 21:18:07
  • I have send the following email to ifanca and receive an answer in the bottom of the page: Please let me know your idea about godiva chocolate in terms of following conversation: --------------------------------------------------------------my email to ifanca: Assalamu-Alaikum; There is a halal symbol of your company on Godiva chocolate. However, Muslim consumer Group says it is not halal for the same chocolate because of ethyl alcohol is used as a solvent. When I type "is Godiva chocolate halal" to Google, it is the first result that showed up. Please see: http://www.muslimconsumergroup.com/category_search_result.php?t=C&p=20 Their reference is the following email from the Godiva customer service about this issue: "Is alcohol used as a solvent in flavor? Yes, ethyl alcohol is used as a solvent/carrier in some of our natural flavors while others may use propylene glycol, triglycerides or other. You may notice that many of our products have a halal symbol immediately following the ingredient statement. Where the halal symbol appears, it means that all candy pieces in that container contain < 0.1% alcohol to conform to requirements of our Halal certifying agency. I hope this helps! Kind regards, For your certificate; Please see: https://www.godivatr.com/pdf/GOD5929130032Bulk.pdf Would you clarify this situation ? Is it Halal or not? Waiting to hear from you soon. Thank you Muhammed ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The respond: Thank you for the question Muhammad. As the question of alcohol seems to come up from time to time, we will be posting a comprehensive discussion of the subject soon. In response to your question, we do not certify any product containing any amount of alcoholic beverage (beer, wine, whiskey, etc.). So even if a drop of an alcoholic beverage is added to any product, we would not certify it. We also choose not to certify products with names similar to alcoholic beverages (non-alcoholic beer, etc.), even if they are alcohol-free. We do this to avoid confusion with the alcoholic products of the same name. Alcohol in the English language is the name of a family of chemicals. The alcohol which is called khamr in the Quran, is a specific chemical known as ethyl alcohol or ethanol. It is a naturally occurring chemical in many products, including milk and fruit juices. The small amount of naturally occurring ethanol in these products does not make them haram. Ethanol is also an intermediate in the production of vinegar. The source ingredient contains sugars which are converted to ethanol and then to acetic acid. Acetic acid is the main component of vinegar. Despite the presence of some residual ethanol in the vinegar, it is considered halal and is one of the recommended food condiments in Islam. Now, none of the above sources or occurrences of ethanol are what is present in the Godiva chocolate. Ethanol is used in the flavor industry to extract and standardize flavors. This ethanol is generally produced for this purpose, not for use in the alcoholic beverage industry. Many flavors are oil based. As such, they do not mix well with water. Ethanol is used to help mix the oil based flavor with water based products and to keep the flavor homogenous. We have conducted organoleptic taste tests using trained tasters and determined that if ethanol is present at less than 0.1% (1,000 parts per million) in a food product, the tasters could not detect it’s presence. The product containing this small amount of alcohol is not intoxicating no matter how much of it is consumed. The use of ethanol is prevalent in the flavor industry and flavors are used in a wide variety of food and beverage products. So we have adopted the guideline that a product will qualify for halal certification if it contains less than 0.1% ethanol and the ethanol did not originate from an alcoholic beverage. We continue to re-examine our guidelines and work with the food and flavor industries, our Religious Advisory Council; and country specific halal authorities to monitor and revise our guidelines. Please note we have not certified all Godiva chocolates as some do not meet our guidelines. The certified products all should have our Crescent-M symbol on the labels. Again, we will be posting a comprehensive discussion on this subject soon. Thank you again for your question and we hope this explanation helps. -------------------------------------------------------------- Would you let me know your opinion about this discussion ? Thank you - Muhammed
  • AOA

    Our Halal criteria is based on no use of alcohol during processing and no minor amount such as 0.1% present in finished food products made with alcohol containing flavors. This is based on the following:

    "1. A little bit of intoxicant/Alcohol is haram too:

    Narrated Aisha, Ummul Muminin RA:

    I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) say: Every intoxicant is forbidden; if a faraq of anything causes intoxication, a handful of it is forbidden. ( Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 26:Drinks (Kitab Al-Ashribah)

    Narrated Umm Salamah RA, Ummul Muminin RA:

    The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) forbade every intoxicant and everything which produces languidness. (Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 28:Drinks (Kitab Al-Ashribah) 3678 )

    2. A fatwa on alcohol from one of our ulema:

    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."

    This is the reason the Godiva chocolate or any chocolate made with alcohol containing flavors are not Halal on our websites.

    I cannot comment on the 0.1% alcohol containing Godiva products Halal certified by IFANCA.

    It is up to you to accept or not to accept IFANCA Halal certifified Godiva Chocolates but I will not accept them based on MCG Halal criteria.

     


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-06-14 10:13:45
  • Is candy corn and twizzlers halal ? - Unknown123
  • AOA

    Twizzlwers are Halal only if alcohol was used in flavor. I do not know about candy corn.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-06-14 02:31:36
  • Require Halal Logo for tea packets to be exported to Malyasia, etc. Kindly advise - sam mathew
  • Hi

    I do not deal with Malaysia so I can not help you.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-04-14 11:41:33
  • is domino pizza,papa jhon pizza,pizza hut halal ? if not why? - shamsun mohammed
  • AOA

    Only Papa John cheese pizza is Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-04-14 11:31:27
  • Asssalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu br i wrote to himalaya as follows Is there any ingredient derived from animal fat or animal source in 'any' HIMALAYA PRODUCT??   " is ethanol or ethyl alcohol used as a solvent in 'FRAGRANCE' of any HIMALAYA PRODUCTS ; ethanol or ethyl alcohol is a hidden ingredient or processing aid ingredient of a FRAGRANCE, it will not appear in the ingredients statement. The knowledge of presence or absence of ethanol or ethyl alcohol in fragrance is only known to your QA or Technical service department because they have access to the specification of fragrance. In the specification of fragrance, your fragrance supplier has written  the name of solvent or carrier used in that particular fragrance. So please request your QA or Technical service department to find out whether ethanol or ethyl alcohol was used or not in the fragrance as a solvent".  AND THEIR REPLY IS AS FOLLOWS Dear Customer,  Thank you for your email and interest in our products. 1) Our experts clarify that none of our Personal Care products contain any animal ingredients (including animal fat). 2) Please be informed that apart from Himalaya's "PureHands" and "Hairzone Solution", none of our products contain alcohol.   Although we use Honey, Bees Wax, Milk & Milk products and Lanolin that are of animal origin, they are not obtained by destroying animals. All other ingredients like proteins, glycerine, fatty alcohols etc. used in our products, are vegetable sourced.    However, we request you to revert with the name of the product you are interested in along with your complete contact details, so we may provide you with further clarifications on ingredients used.     Regards   *Ms. Tara Sharad Charan* Manager - Customer Service The Himalaya Drug Company Makali, Bangalore 562 162, India T +91 80 2371 4444 · F +91 80 2371 4474 Toll Free No: 1800-425-1930 (9.00 am - 5.00 pm Monday - Friday) - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Milk products to be Halal. Ask them to explain what milk product they use.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-04-14 07:35:09
  • is olay product halal for using or not - Fathima Sumaiya
  • AOA

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


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-04-14 00:54:28
  • need to know LINDT SWISS PREMIUM CHOCOLATE IS HALAL - THAHIRAH BINTI MOHD ARSHAD
  • AOA

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


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-03-14 18:29:10
  • Is Wonka Nerds Halal The Strawberry & Grape one? - Hayri kaklık
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-03-14 09:07:52
  • Amul Butter is Hala OR Haram? Jazakallahu khaira. - Tashkeel Ahmad
  • AOA

    If the ingredient is cream and salt then it is Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-02-14 16:20:29
  • Is nido halal distributed in Pakistan under ifanca certified with ingredients milk solids, soya lecithin, vitamins and mineral. Thank you - ayesha
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-02-14 00:35:50
  • Is it ok to use frozen chicken of companies of brazil although there has written hilal on that - Sana
  • AOA

    No, they are machine slaughter and are not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-01-14 09:22:39
  • cadbury dream smooth and creamy white chocolate halal or haram? - Annisa
  • AOA

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


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-01-14 09:09:47
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu br i wrote MANAMA FOOD AND FARMS regarding their mixed fruit jam as follows Is there any ingredient derived from animal fat or animal source in any of MANAMA mixed fruit Jam??   " is ethanol or ethyl alcohol used as a solvent in any flavour of MANAMA MIXED FRUIT JAM; ethanol or ethyl alcohol is a hidden ingredient or processing aid ingredient of a flavour, it will not appear in the ingredients statement. The knowledge of presence or absence of ethanol or ethyl alcohol in flavour is only known to your QA or Technical service department because they have access to the specification of flavour. In the specification of flavour, your flavour supplier has written  the name of solvent or carrier used in that particular flavour. So please request your QA or Technical service department to find out whether ethanol or ethyl alcohol was used or not in the flavour as a solvent". AND THEIR REPLY IS AS FOLLOWS Dear Sir, Thank you for your mail. As per your query, there is no ingredient derived from animal fat or animal source used in any Manama Products. Whatever we manufacture is 100% vegetarian and does not contain ethanol or ethyl alcohol. We are aware that some flavour companies use alcohol for manufacturing. We make sure we do not use any such ingredients.  Thanking you,For Manama Farms and Foods,Mr Moize Mala.+91 9764516656. www.manamatoppings.com Br if this product is halal pls add it in indian food section.Jazakallah khayr - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui
  • AOA

    Manama Farms products are Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    12-01-14 06:04:56
  • Is sunfeast yippe noodles is halal its safe from pigpork - saudRiyaz
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-30-14 01:14:20
  • Assalamu alaikum .I have question L'il Critters Omega-3 DHA Dietary Supplement Gummy Fish halal or not.thank you - Rano
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol on the package then it is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-28-14 22:16:28
  • how do i go about getting my products listed as Halal. we have been asked to distribute in the UAE but i am not happy to do so unless we can get certificated. As far as i can see we do qualify to be Halal. Thank you steven - Steven Brookes
  • Hi

    I have no information about Halal products in UAE.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-28-14 09:39:36
  • Which ingredient makes it haram can u explain it plz I asked two places they said they use mozzarella cheese so why it's haram. Plz reply - Zubair
  • AOA

    Any food product with Halal or Kosher symol is not Halal. In order for Mozzarella cheese or any cheese to be Halal it must have a kosher symbol on the package.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-26-14 22:08:10
  • As salami Aaikumwa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu, Is this coffee halal to use? the brand is "Bru" from an Indian store that has no kosher symble and it contains coffee and chicory? So is this halal or not? Jazaka'Allahu KHair. Regards - Anonymous
  • AOA

    Only 100% coffee without any flavor is Halal. I do not what part of chicory is used. If use alcohol as solvent for chicory extract then it is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-26-14 16:17:28
  • is cheddar flavoured processed cheese by Parmalat halal? - sana sajid sheikh
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol on the package then it is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-26-14 05:10:25
  • Bismiillah Please tell me what scholar says that if the alchohol is disolved or evaporated, the product is still haram. Because as far as i remember, everyone who i asked said it is permissable. Please dont write back with"contact your local sheikh" because he will probably go with ghe opposite opinion of MCG. So please just tell me what madhab and scholar you follow in this requrment. BarikAllahufeekum Wasalamualaykum warahmatullah - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Alcohol never disolved in any thing but many things are disolved in alcohol. Alcohol is converted to acetic acid and water in vinegar where Acetobacteria bacteria convert alcohol to acetic acid and water the ingredients of vinegar.

    The 40% of alcohol is remained in baked products. A study conducted by US Department of Agriculture in which tuna casserol made with cooking wine and baked for one hour at 400 degree F. After analysis they found 40% of wine (4-5% alcohol) remained in the tuna casserol. In all ice cream made with alcohol containing flavors the amount of alcohol remained in ice cream is about 90 to 95% of original amount because alcohol containing flavors are added to ice cream after pasteurizing and cooling of ice cream during its processing. Alcohol will not face heat in ice cream processing.

    Many food companies write without actual analysis that alcohol is evaporated during baking which is wrong statement.

    There are many ulema who want to make alcohol in food as Halal giving many excuses such little amount of alcohol will not make you drunk, alcohol is evaporated and if alcohol is not from grape or date.

    MCG and their ulema follow Hanafi fiqah. MCG considers alcohol from any source as Haram based on:

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


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

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


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

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

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


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


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

    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.

    A little bit of intoxicant/Alcohol is haram too:

    Narrated Aisha, Ummul Muminin RA:

    I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) say: Every intoxicant is forbidden; if a faraq of anything causes intoxication, a handful of it is forbidden. ( Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 26:Drinks (Kitab Al-Ashribah)

    Narrated Umm Salamah RA, Ummul Muminin RA:

    The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) forbade every intoxicant and everything which produces languidness. (Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 28:Drinks (Kitab Al-Ashribah) 3678 )

     


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-25-14 18:14:35
  • may i know fair and lovely fairness beauty cream halal or not - raihana
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-23-14 10:22:46
  • Assalamualikum, During making an order at subway you have suggested "Please ask the worker to change the gloves for bread and vegetables. October 2014". The vegetable items already would be potentially contaminated before we make an order as the server does not change the gloves while serving for other customers who eat haraam prior to our order. The mixing would already take place. Could you please put some light on this issue as just by changing the gloves practically wont stop the mixing. Jazakallah Khair - Vazeer Ali
  • AOA

    MCG did research on raw item at Subway, it is up to Muslim consumer not consume vegetables if you think they are contaminated. My suggestion is to eat them without vegetable if you have doubt. MCG can not control waht happen at Subway. My personal opinion is to avoid eating at subway if there is great chance of contamination. I can not those Halal raw material as Haram because of cross contamination by server there.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-23-14 10:04:09
  • Could tell me wingstop fries are halal are not.. Thank u.. - Habeebullah
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-22-14 17:04:23
  • rani nail henna - dza
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-22-14 01:20:47
  • Salaam I would like to know if dairy exchange dairy and ice cream factory shop address shop 23 town centre, wellington street, durbanville has a halal certificate in store... - fouquiyah olieslager
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-21-14 12:44:45
  • is galaxy smooth milk chocolate halal - mohd swaleh
  • AOA

    I have no information. This is not a US product.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-21-14 06:34:08
  • is motha gelatine and motha jelly hala? - sham
  • AOA

    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.

    08/15/13

    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-21-14 06:32:20
  • I like to know the Kelloggs nutri grain is halal. - S.Q.MOQEET
  • AOA

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


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-20-14 15:24:45
  • Is Yipee noodles Halaal for the Muslims - Umair Nasir Dar
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-19-14 08:00:05
  • Assalamualaikum Wr wb, i wanna to know Abaut ovomaltine chruncy cream halal??? - Fenty
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-19-14 06:59:12
  • the laughing cow - ahmed
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-19-14 05:30:50
  • Bismiillah I remember talking to someone from MCG on the phone about a cereal. I think at the end he said something from which i understood that anything with artificial flavor is not okay. Please tell me if i understood wrong. BarikAllahufeekum - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    Natural Flavor or Artificial flavor in cereal or any product with kosher symbol on the package is Halal only if no alcohol was used as hidden ingredient in natural or artificial flavor. Vanillin or artificial vanilla flavor is Halal because no alcohol is used.

    From Ingredients section:

    Natural or Artificial Flavor:

    In order for a natural or artificial flavor to be Halal, it has to be made from Halal flavoring material and a Halal solvent such as vegetable oil or propylene glycol. If ethyl alcohol is used as a solvent then MCG will not consider it as Halal according to the MCG Islamic scholars. If a Kosher symbol (which meets the Islamic dietary requirements) appears on a food package containing natural or artificial flavor, this indicates that it is manufactured from Halal flavoring material but ethyl alcohol may or may not be used as a solvent. It requires further investigation from food manufacturer to confirm that no alcohol is used as a solvent. Only food manufacturers know whether alcohol is used as a solvent or not in natural or artificial flavor.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-18-14 07:49:00
  • Does Nature's Health Nano CoQ10 have halal certificate?. - Julvizar Prihardono
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-15-14 22:47:11
  • Is cheetoes puff halal... they hv whey and chedder cheese... i called tollfree number... i ask hv any source of pork or rennet they say no... can i eat... - Anonymous user
  • AOA

    If it does not have kosher symbol on the package then it is not Halal.

    Alert Title Description Date
    Why Cheetos and Doritos (except Doritos Toasted Corn Tortilla Chips) are not Halal

    There is no kosher symbol on the package of Cheetos and Doritos. This makes them Non Halal because they can add any Haram Hidden or Processing aid ingredients without mentioning under the ingredients statement. Cheese used in Cheetos and Doritos are not Kosher certified and not Halal. Sine these products are not under Halal or Kosher certification then Frito Lay can use non kosher certified flavors or colors. There is no restriction for Frito Lay to make Cheetos or Doritos on their own lines or on co-packers line where pork containing products are made. This exposes a great possibility of cross contamination of pork containing ingredients. All these snacks are very attractive to adults and children but there is a Hadith which says that Allah will not accept your dua for 40 days if a Muslim eats intentionally a bit of Haram food. So MCG recommend Muslims not consume above snacks.

    03/22/14

     


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-15-14 21:59:47
  • assalamu alaikum, I would like to know whether "Guardian" brand vitamin capsules carry any pig fats.Thank you. - Usman Mulla
  • AOA

    Most capsule are made with pork gelatin. You need to buy vitamins which say suitable for vegetarian and has no flavors.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-15-14 00:02:24
  • is shelley cocoa butter hand and body lotion is halal? - saadia
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-14-14 23:37:11
  • Which ever creams girls use for stretch marks is it halal or haram to use....???? - Ziesha shaikh
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-13-14 11:01:20
  • does carragenan halal in ben&jerry ice cream.one more Q.does ben&jerry ice cream halal or haram,please.thanks.. - rasheda
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-13-14 10:13:17
  • is bebenice rusks food for baby halal? - reny yulita
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-13-14 05:28:39
  • is gluteb flour halal - zainab
  • AOA

    All flours are Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-13-14 02:28:01
  • is haka wok resturant in schaumburg halal - syed hakim
  • AOA

    If they serve foods with naturally brewed sauce which is a Haram ingredients then their foods are not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-12-14 15:49:22
  • Zabiha halal products is halal. - mimmi.alam
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-12-14 10:33:17
  • is golden temple whole wheat flour halal? - hatice
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-12-14 06:08:38
  • Is Trident Island berry lime and watermelon twist halal - Dunia Karama
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-12-14 05:06:27
  • Is maggie haram or halal - tuba
  • AOA

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


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-11-14 06:57:23
  • Are the following chocolates n chips halal?? 1.milky way brand fun size 2. Twix fun size 3. Kit kat crisp wafers snack size 4. Hersheys milk chocolate snack size 5. Snickers fun size 6. Nestle crunch fun size 7. Dirty potato chips mesquite BBQ halal??? - Binish
  • AOA

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


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-11-14 03:36:21
  • Is fish sauce halal - abdussami
  • AOA

    If it is kosher certified and no alcohol is used in flavor.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-11-14 00:03:29
  • we stop using any formula nut just use gerber good start soy formula and it says halal on it y do u say its not halal - sam
  • AOA

    No, we did not say Halal on Gerber Good Start Formula. I do not know how you got this:

    haram Good Start Soy, Good Start Protec, Good Start Gentle, Good Start Soothe Infant Formulas Infant Formula Gerber There is no Kosher certification symbol on the containers. They may add Haram hidden ingredients in the formulas. 07-10-12

    The following are Halal infant formula:

    Search results for the term: Infant Formula

    Total results generated: 25
    Halal Status Product Name Category Product Brand Comments Date
    halal Toddler Formula with Iron for Babies 9-24 Months Infant Formula Up & Up Target brand 07-31-12
    halal Infant Formula with Iron Gentle for Babies 0-12 Months Infant Formula Up & Up Target brand 07-31-12
    halal Infant Formula with Iron Added Rice Starch for Babies 0-12 Months Infant Formula Up & UP Target brand 07-31-12
    halal Infant Formula with Iron Soy for Babies 0-12 Months Infant Formula Up & Up Target brand 07-31-12
    halal Soy Milk Infant Formula Infant Formula Enfagrow No Nucleotide 07-09-12
    halal Prosobe Infant Formula For Sensitive Tummy Infant Formula Enfamil No Nucleotide 07-09-12
    halal A. R. Infant Formula For Spit UP Infant Formula Enfamil No Nucleotide 07-09-12
    halal Gentlease Toddler Infant Formula Infant Formula Enfagrow No Nucleotide 07-09-12
    halal Gentlease Infant Formula For Fussines & Gas Infant Formula Enfamil No Nucleotide 07-09-12
    halal Go & Grow Soy Based Infant Formula Infant Formula Similac No Nucleotide 07-09-12
    halal Soy Isomil Infant Formula Infant Formula Similc No Nucleotide 07-09-12
    halal Gentle with Iron Infant Formula Infant Formula Walgreen No Nucleotide 07-09-12
    halal Lipids DHA & ARA Milk Based Infant Formula 9-24 Months Infant Formula Baby Basic No Nucleotide. Available at ACME, Albertsons, Cub, Farm Fresh, HornBacher, Jewel-Osco, Lucky (Only in Southern California), Save A Lot, Shaws/Star Market, Shop N Save and Shoppers supermarkets. 07-09-12
    halal Lipid DHA &ARA Soy Based Infant Formula 0-12 Months Infant Formula Baby Basic No Nucleotide. Available at ACME, Albertsons, Cub, Farm Fresh, HornBacher, Jewel-Osco, Lucky (Only in Southern California), Save A Lot, Shaws/Star Market, Shop N Save and Shoppers supermarkets. 07-09-12
    halal Gentle Infant Formula with Iron For 0-12 Months Infant Formula Baby Basic No Nucleotide. Available at ACME, Albertsons, Cub, Farm Fresh, HornBacher, Jewel-Osco, Lucky (Only in Southern California), Save A Lot, Shaws/Star Market, Shop N Save and Shoppers supermarkets. 07-09-12
    halal Toddler & Older Infant Formula For 9-24 Months Infant Formula Parent's Choice No Nucleotide. Wal-Mart brand. 07-09-12
    halal Infant Formula Milk Based with Iron Gentle For Fussiness & Gas 0-12 Months Infant Formula Parent's Choice No Nucleotide. Wal-Mart brand. 07-09-12
    halal Infant Formula Soy Based for 0-12 Months Infant Formula Parent's Choice No Nucleotide. Wal-Mart brand. 07-09-12
    halal Infant Formula Milk Based with Iron Added Rice Starch for 0-12 Months Infant Formula Parent;s Choice No Nucleotide. Wal-Mart brand. 07-09-12
    halal Infant Formula Gentle for 0-12 Months Infant Formula Parent's Choice No Nucleotide. Wal-Mart brand. 07-09-12
    halal Gentle Infant Formula with Iron Infant Formula Meijer Baby No Nucleotide. 07-09-12
    halal Soy Infant Formula Infant Formula Meijer Baby No Nucleotide. 07-09-12
    halal Toddler Formula with Iron Infant Formula Meijer Baby No Nucleotide. 07-09-12
    halal Soy Infant Formula Infant Formula Mom To Mom No Nucleotide. Available at Dominicks, Safeway, Vons, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Genuard. 07-09-12
    halal Toddler Infant Formula with Iron Infant Formula Mom To Mom No Nucleotide. Available at Dominicks, Safeway, Vons, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Genuard. 07-09-12


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-10-14 12:44:13
  • Hi, I just want to know that lisinopril ( tablet of blood pressure) bought from Rite aid is halal or haram?? Thanks - hifza razzak
  • AOA

    I have no information.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-09-14 13:57:31
  • lots of people says kosher gelatin yogurd is halal? I want to know what is It?Can we eat those food which remaining this gelatin? - mustofa
  • AOA

    Kosher gelatin is not Halal because it could be from pork or non zabiha beef. People does not about kosher gelatin because of lack of technical knowledge.

    From our FAQ:

    Is Gelatin Halal:

    Only fish gelatin is Halal. Gelatin in USA and Canada is not Halal but if it obtained from pork then it will be Haram. Gelatin is also made from Non Zabiha beef which is considered as not Halal by many Islamic Scholars. There is no gelatin from zabiha Halal beef in USA and Canada. Fish Gelatin has to be mentioned under ingredients statement. The ingredient gelatin means either Haram if obtained from pig or Not Halal if obtained from non zabiha beef. Please do not consume any food products or vitamins with gelatin unless it says fish gelatin or made from fish gelatin.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-08-14 17:30:56
  • Does the Cadbury dairy milk contain any harmful thing such as pig oil (pork) is it halal? - ammy
  • AOA

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


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-08-14 06:34:56
  • Does Domino's pizza serve halal chicken - Dr.Samina Syeed
  • AOA

    They do not serve Halal chicken. Hand slaughtered Halal chicken are served only some Halal restaurants in USA and Canada.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-07-14 06:16:24
  • Is kfc india halal - mohammad shahrukh
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-05-14 05:51:20
  • Is the chicken nuggets from Delta Valley halal? They have halal sign on it but is it zabiha? - Afrin
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-05-14 04:44:45
  • AOA If there is no any evidence about "Alcohol / Qumer / Sharaab" of its being "IMPURE / NAJIS / UNCLEAN / NAPAAK" then why do u say to muslims not to use in personal care product? Whereas, ALLAH (Swt) ordered to abstain from it ""ONLY"" in the ""DRINKINGS"". U know it is used in every other personal care product, how far could any 1 stay away of it as considering it unclean? If there is any product available which does not contain Alcohol in it then another ingredient "Perfume / Parfum / Fragrance" is definitely included in every pesonal care product which mostly contain Alcohol in it. So, it is my question to u why don't u truely tell the people that ""ALCOHOL"" is ""NOT UNCLEAN""? ONLY intake of Alcohol is prohibited, so, only the products like toothpaste, lipsticks or lipgloss etc. are those we should care about the presence of alcohol in them but not other products like cold cream, body lotion, detergent etc. because "Alcohol is not unclean". - Saba Khan
  • AOA

    It looks like you stick with pure and unpure. Sister please read sharia book or consult with a Islamic scholar. Alcohol, wine , beer or any alcoholic drinks are Haram because they are intoxicants. If they use in any food product or personal care product then products became Haram.

    I do not think you did not go our Non Food Section with subsection personal care products, cosmetic and medicine where many products are made without animal derived ingredients and alcohol or alcohol containing ingredients.

    Who say every personal care products are made alcohol. Alcohol is nagus and not clean. If you do not follow Halal foods and Halal non foods your parayers are not accepted for 40 days according to a Hadith which is on our Home Page. Here are Halal personal care, medicine and costmestics:

    Toothpaste Crest Complte Extra Whtening Toothpaste Crest Halal No alcohol in flavor no carrageenan July 2014 Thanks for contacting Crest, Rasheed. Only the Crest versions of toothpaste with Scope contain 0.7 % alcohol. All other versions are alcohol free. The following versions contain alcohol. •Crest Whitening plus Scope paste •Crest plus Scope gel •Rejuvenating Effects If there is alcohol in a product it will be listed in the ingredients, either on the bottle or the back of the box.
    Perfume Waikiki Pikake perfume spray Waikiki Halal This information was provided a sister. Ingredients: Natural denatured alcohol (corn source) and Pacifica\'s own fragrance blend with natural and essential oils including orange, sustainably harvested sandalwood, labdanum and jasmine. No parabens, animal testing, animal ingredients or artificial colors. 100% VEGAN and Gluten-free. September 2014
    Allergy Zyrtec Allergy Tables for adult and children Allergy. Zyrted Halal McNEIL-PPC, Inc has informed MCG through reference number 016463283 dated July 30, 2014 that no animal derived ingredients are used in Zyrtec Allergy Tables for adult and children Allergy.

    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-03-14 11:01:32
  • All kind of drinks like Pepsi ,sprite 7up is halal or not - Yasmeen memon
  • AOA

    Only Pepsi is Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-02-14 16:55:00
  • is canada dry club soda halal normally available in market in black colour can. Please advise me after proper checking. - Abdul Majid
  • AOA

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


    Category: halal Certification Process
    11-01-14 21:36:12
  • Jamieson folic acid is halal - Saima
  • AOA

    Folic Acid is Halal only when it is kosher certified.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-31-14 12:13:33
  • do starburs have gelatin - Yanal
  • AOA

    They are not Halal yes they are made with gelatin.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-31-14 10:45:17
  • I want to see all the kosher symbols.pls show me the symbols. - Abdallah
  • AOA

    AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-31-14 03:13:21
  • i would like to know that canada dry club soda is hala or not. - abdul majid
  • AOA

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


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-31-14 00:22:35
  • Are butterball turkeys halal? - Gadeer Maali
  • AOA

    They are not Halal because they are non zabiha turkey.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-30-14 20:40:48
  • I use Aqueous Nasal Spray for my nose as a medicine but I found that it contains (phenylephrine alcohol ) so is it halal?? - Ibrahim
  • AOA

    It is not Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-30-14 13:23:12
  • Is twisler candy halal - Abraham Algurabi
  • AOA

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


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-29-14 17:15:39
  • fair & lovely cream is halal or haram - mafaz
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-29-14 07:53:41
  • I wnt to know urgenbtly wheathe rif it's halal. - safiyya
  • AOA

    I have no information.

     


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-28-14 10:56:01
  • Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu br is Haldiram Salted potato chips halaal they have the following ingredients potatoes, edible vegetable oil, salt and black salt. and a green dot - Mohammed Abdullah Farooqui
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-28-14 06:21:58
  • I have been wondering if Fleischmann's yeast is halal or haram. Please respond ASAP. - Fahim Ahmed
  • AOA

    It is Halal.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-27-14 08:11:11
  • Kia cheez hai jo islam main haraam hai magr us main milawat krnay sa wo hilal bn jati hai - Atif
  • AOA

    Istra kuwee chez nahi hain.


    Category: halal Certification Process
    10-27-14 04:33:24
  • is cussons imperial leather elegance soap halal - mohd swaleh