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Assalamu Alaikum It has been on the news that some UK retailers use sludge, human waste, as fertiliser on their fruits and vegetable. My question is; would it be permissible to consume such products? Should we refrain from eating them? Jazakallahukhairan Wassalam

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.com
Assalamu Alaikum It has been on the news that some UK retailers use sludge, human waste, as fertiliser on their fruits and vegetable. My question is; would it be permissible to consume such products? Should we refrain from eating them? Jazakallahukhairan Wassalam

Answer

(Fatwa: 1144/983=L/1429)

 

It is allowed to eat such fruits and vegetables which were grown by sludge and human waste as fertiliser:

الزروع المسقیۃ بالنجاسات لاتحرم و لاتکرہ عبد اکثر الفقھاء (الشامی 9/492)

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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