Assalam u elekum two different answers on same kind of question one say use external only and other say can eat it.answer no 2089 & answer no 1143.please chk detail in optioal box. jazakallah

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What is glycerine? And is it permisible to use a cream/lotion that contains glycerine? Also what types of alcohol can be used in creams and lotions? Answer 2809 2001-05-07 Generally, glycerine is extracted from animal fat. If there is no adequate alternative, as a last resort, one may use glycerine or products which contain glycerine for external use only. and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best Mufti Ebrahim Desai FATWA DEPT. The other question was Question 1143 from Other Country/Island Previous Can we use glycerin? Someone told me that its not permissible so i would like to know what it contains that makes it haraam. Answer 1143 2000-10-15 Glycerine used in cakes, sweets and most foostaff may be consumed. Glycerine in other items may not be consumed. Was salam Ml. A Kathrada Administrator Please let me know what is right and what is wrong and what about tooth paste jazakallah


A syrup liquid obtained as a by-product of animal fat such as tallow. Also synthetically manufactured which is free of any animal derivatives – synthetic glycerine is permissible. Glycerine obtained from animal fat is generally not acceptable since the fat is sourced from a non-Halaal animal. Types acceptable:- English Rose, My Baby, Dolly Varden and Amca product.

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