Medication that contains gelatine

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: My wife suffers from an hormonal imbalance and the doctor has prescribed medication for her. The doctor has requested she takes this medication in order for her to improve her quality of life. The medication has gelatine in it. Is it permissible for her to take this medication?


A: If there is no other adequate halaal substitute, then it will be permissible.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)