Injection with cartilage from chickens.

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

I am a 55 yr lady. I have osteoarthritis. The injection has cartilage from chickens. It is supposed to preserve the knee joint. Thus delay the need for a knee replacement operation. There is no alternative. Can I use it?


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

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

In the circumstances explained by you, one will be excused for taking such an injection.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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

Find more answers indexed from:
Subscribe to IslamQA Weekly Newsletter

Subscribe to IslamQA Weekly Newsletter

You will receive 5 Q&A in your inbox every week

We have sent a confirmation to you. Please check the and confirm your subscription. Thank you!