Beef gelatine capsules

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I heard that we are allowed to take beef gelatine capsules. Is this correct?


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

If the capsule is made from non-halal beef gelatine, taking such a capsule will not be permissible in normal circumstances according to the majority of the contemporary scholars. It will only be permissible to take such a capsule with the following three conditions: 1) there are no alternatives available; 2) it is reasonably known that the medicine will be effective; 3) an upright, god-fearing and expert Muslim doctor has advised the use of the capsule.

(Raddul Muhtaar: 1/210 Saeed)

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Faizal Riza

This answer was collected from, which is connected to Darul Ifta Australia, based in Melbourne, Australia.
It is operated by Mufti Faizal Riza, a student of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

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