A Guide for Consuming Various Meats, Foods, Alcohol, Animal By-Product Ingredients, and Cosmetics

Answered by Shaykh Ilyas Patel Questions: 1. Is it permissible to eat foods with ingredients that come from animals that are not butchered in a halal manner (i.e. Kosher gelatin, mono and diglycerides, whey, etc.)? 2. Is it permissible to use products like soap, face wash, lotions, etc., which also contain animal by-products from an […]

Drinking Alcohol: Are My Prayers Not Valid for 40 Days?

Answered by Ustadha Umm Ihsan Question: In the past I have drunk alcohol. Would my prayers be accepted? I have heard that alcohol stays in the blood for 40 days, will I have to make up these prayers? Is it the same principle for marijuana? Answer: Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahimi Assalamu alaykum Ramadan Mubarak. I […]

Alcoholic Content in Soft Drinks

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: I was told from a few friends that soft drinks such as 7up, Dr. Pepper, and Crush all had some sort of alcohol. Are we still allowed to drink them? My heart tells me that even a drop of alcohol is impermissible and we aren’t allowed to drink it. […]

Using Perfumes, Deodorants, After Shave With Alchohol

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : What is your opinion on using perfumes/deodorants/after shave with alcohol content in it? Answer: In the Hanafi school: 1. Wine is filth (najis) and unconditionally impermissible to consume or use. 2. Other alcohol is impermissible if used for intoxication; or in an amount that intoxicates; or as intoxicants […]