Is Gelatin Derived From Pork Permissible to Consume? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam aleykum, Is gelatin derived from pork permissible to consume? Some people are saying that gelatin derived from pork underwent the process of istihala (transformation). They use the example that dung is impermissible but used as a fertilizer. Out of that fertilizer we grow crops which are permissible to […]

Can I Use Medicine Containing Gelatine If My Body Can’t Tolerate Anything Else?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, Is it permissible to take Tramadol Pain medication if the capsule is gelatine based? I am allergic to Codeine and Morphine is way to strong and causes severe effects on my body if I take it long term. I suffer from Fibromyalgia. Will my prayers and fasts […]

Is it Permissible to Take Medicine That Contains Gelatin?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I have a medical condition for which I have been given medication by my consultant. The medication contains gelatin and is not available in any other form. There is nothing I can take as a substitute for this medication either. According to the Hanafi Madhab, would it be permissible […]

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 […]