Answered by: Alimah Sumeyye Sofu
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah
After finding out a lipstick was haraam as it contained carmine (insect derived dye) my mom gave it to a non-Muslim friend. Was this correct to do? I believe she was Pakistani Christian and abstains from alcohol and pig etc.
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Allah Ta’ala says in the Quran: Only He has forbidden to you the dead animals, and the blood, and flesh, of swine, and what has been dedicated [with it] to other than Allah. (1)
Whenever Allah has forbidden something, there is a benefit behind it for all of us Muslims and non-Muslims as well. Therefore, that which is Haram to use by oneself is also haram to give it to someone else.(2)
Only Allah knows best
Answered by Alimah Sumeyye Sofu
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
(1)Ayah: Sura Bakara 173
(2)alHidayah 7/304 MaktabatulBushra
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