Consuming energy drinks

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Assalamu alaikum

Can you please calrify for me the ruling on consuming energy drinks such as red bull etc….these energy drinks contain taurine which anongst people have a nixed veiw in regards to it…it would be much appreciated if you could clarify this please.

Jazakumullahu khairan fiddarain


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

According to our research, Red Bull does not contain any haraam ingredients. The taurine in Red Bull is produced synthetically by pharmaceutical companies which guarantee the highest quality standards. Taurine is not derived from animals.[i]

It is permissible to drink Red Bull and similar drinks. However, if there are health hazards in drinking such energy drinks, then one should exercise caution. [ii]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mahmood Baig

Student Darul Iftaa

Jeddah, KSA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[i] Q. Is taurine made from bull’s testicles?

A. Many people bet it comes from some delicate parts of the strongest and most potent bulls in the world, but the truth is that the taurine in Red Bull is produced synthetically by pharmaceutical companies, which guarantees highest quality standards. Taurine is not derived from animals.


[ii] Q. How are the ingredients of Red Bull Energy Drink produced and where do they come from?

A. Red Bull Energy Drink is made with real sugars. Ingredients such as taurine, caffeine and vitamins are synthetically produced to ensure high and consistent quality. All ingredients comply with all applicable federal and local food regulatory requirements. The fact that ingredients are produced synthetically results in consistent high quality and safety.

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

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