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Is Gelatin Crosspolymer Acceptable for Muslims?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Mathabah.org

Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt

Question:

I have a question regarding the chemical called Gelatin Crosspolymer which is used in antiperspirant deodorants. I would like to know whether it is ḥalāl (islamicaly permissible) or not. Deodorant called ‘Sure for Men’ which I used from years, as it is non-alcoholic but now found that it has Gelatin Crosspolymer. Please advise.

Answer:

 بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In the Name of God, Most Merciful, Most Kind

Thank you/ Jazāk Allāh Khayr for contacting Mathabah with your question.

According to my research, Gelatin Crosspolymer is either derived from plants or fish. Therefore, the product you give reference to, if it does not contain any non-ḥalāl components, would be permissible to use as a Muslim.

“He has only forbidden to you dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been dedicated to other than God.” – (Qur’ān 16:115) [1]

“Lawful to you is game from the sea and its food as provision for you.”  – (Qur’ān 5:96) [2]

Only Allāh knows best


[1] – النحل ١١٥ إِنَّمَا حَرَّمَ عَلَيْكُمُ الْمَيْتَةَ وَالدَّمَ وَلَحْمَ الْخِنزِيرِ وَمَا أُهِلَّ لِغَيْرِ اللَّهِ بِهِ

[2] أُحِلَّ لَكُمْ صَيْدُ الْبَحْرِ وَطَعَامُهُ مَتَاعًا لَّكُمْ – المائدة ٩٦

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