Are mayonnaise and butter halal.

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Assalaam alaikum mufti saheb, pls i want to know weather its halal to consume mayonaise and butter?




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


As-salāmu ‘alaykumwa-rahmatullāhiwa-barakātuh.


In principal, mayonnaise and butter will be Halal (permissible) to consume as long as they do not contain any Haram (impermissible) ingredients or E-numbers.


An E-number that is used in some butters and mayonnaises’ is E441. This is gelatin and is also known as ‘gelfoam’ and ‘puragel’. The ruling for this E-number is that the gelatin from fish and correctly slaughtered (Halal) beef is considered Halal.Gelatin from pork is Haram.[1]


Refer to the following websites for further information. and


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Saanwalibn Muhammad,

Student DarulIftaa


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.