Q. I heard that Dove shampoos and soaps and stuff weren’t halal because it contained animal ingredients. Can you tell me if this is true? And is it halal to use? I have kept away from it thus far, but I see muslims using it, saying it is just used on the outside, not internal.
A. Many scholars have allowed the use of these products externally if they contain animal derived ingredients except pork or ingredients derived from human beings. Dove products are considered permissible from this point of view.