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Is Polyvinyl alcohol Halaal?

Is Polyvinyl alcohol Halaal?


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

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

[i] Polyvinyl alcohol is obtained by the fermentation of sugar. It is generally used as a carrier for flavourants or as a solvent for medication. Polyvinyl alcohol is Halāl provided it does not intoxicate.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Khalil Johnson

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai

[i] 1. A colorless volatile flammable liquid, C2H5OH, synthesized or obtained by fermentation of sugars and starches and widely used, either pure or denatured, as a solvent and in drugs, cleaning solutions, explosives, and intoxicating beverages. Also called ethanol, ethyl alcohol, grain alcohol. 2. Intoxicating liquor containing alcohol. 3. Any of a series of hydroxyl compounds, the simplest of which are derived from saturated hydrocarbons, have the general formula CnH2n+1OH, and include ethanol and methanol.

“Polyvinyl alcohol – definition of Polyvinyl alcohol by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.”, accessed 18 March 2014. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Polyvinyl+alcohol.


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