Q: I bought a pack of mince pies today, which unfortunately contain brandy; however not sure what percentage it contains. To the best of my knowledge, the rest of the ingredients are halaal. I bought the same pack once before, and noticed the ingredients mentioned brandy, but decided to throw them away as to be on the safe side. Now, not sure that was the appropriate action to have taken. I bought the same packet, this time round forgetting about the brandy issue associated with it! My question is; what should I do with this packet of 6 mince pies? Should I throw them away? Give them away? Eat them? How do I go about this problem brother? Thanking you for your time and efforts.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.