Q: I would like to ask about taking medicine which contins gelatine in them. Currently I have to take some weight loss capsules to lose weight. These capsules contain gelatine. It does not say what kind of gelatine it is or from which animal it comes from? This medicine is manufactured in the UK. I would like to know If I can take this medicine knowing that it has gelatine in it? Am I allowed to take this medicine to lose weight?
A: Refrain from this.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)