Q: Can we eat biscuits and ice cream in which all the ingredients are halal but as a artificial flavouring- vanilla is used? I’m in a confusion because some scholars say vanilla is Haram due to presence of 37% of alcohol in it….and some says that we can’t feel the presence of alcohol & in which we does not feel the alcoholic thing we can eat it…what should I do?
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.