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What is the ruling on beef gelatin?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham


Answered by: Maulana Shadman Ahmed


Question:


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah


What is the ruling on beef gelatin?


 


Answer:


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


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


 


While some scholars claim that tabdīl al-māhiyyah (altering of the essence) takes place when making gelatin, the majority do not find that it has. They, therefore, find the default ruling on the consumption of gelatin to be permissible only if it is made from a ḥalāl source (for example gelatin from fish or gelatin from a cow that was properly slaughtered), and not from a ḥarām source (for example gelatin from pig) or a doubtful source (gelatin from cow where the method of killing is unknown).


 


Only Allah knows best


Written by Maulana Shadman Ahmed


Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah


Darul Ifta Birmingham


 


 


 


 


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