Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel
I looked up whether Dove was halal. I went to the website titled “Let’s All Be Halal Here” and started browsing through it. It said that the Degree solid deodorants are halal. The dove goes sleeveless line is halal according to MCG (I can’t find info on MCG, though), and so are the sprays.
When I contacted the two companies, they said it depends on the source, which might be vegetable, beef, or pork. Because formulas might change, check the package for the most up-to-date information. Old spice is not guaranteed to be halal.
I’ve heard AXE employs animal components; do I need to contact them now?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate.
I pray you are in good faith and health.
Dove products do not have a pig or its byproducts as ingredients. Some use animal ingredients. However, they go through a chemical transformation, thus permissible. Deodorants are permissible as they contain synthetic alcohol, not wine (khamr), which is impermissible and filthy. As a result, it is permitted for external uses such as perfumes, soaps, sprays, etc. [Mustafa Zarqa, Fatawa; Taqi Usmani, Takmilat Fath al-Mulhim; Taqi Usmani, Fiqh al-Buyu‘]
However, if you are unsure and it is causing you doubts and misgivings, then use products that are from a non-animal source, etc., like those shared in the links below.
- Our brands | Unilever
- Ethical Deodorant | Ethical Consumer
- Shop Organic & Natural Skincare From Seaweed
- Natural Soap Bars | Eco, Chemical Free, Organic & All Natural Ingredients
- Doubts – IPD Session #3 | COJ – an ISIP Youth Chapter Initiative
- The Application of Islamic Psychotherapy for the Treatment of OCD
- Key Principles Relating to Certainty, Doubt, and Baseless Misgivings (waswasa)
- A Reader on OCD and Waswasa (Baseless Misgivings)
- Being Balanced – Emotional and Mental Health
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I pray this helps with your question.
[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete the hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled in an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for several years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to children and adults onsite and online extensively in the UK and Ireland. He taught at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK, where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences. He currently resides in the UK with his wife. His interest is a love of books and gardening.