Consuming gelatine capsules

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Please could you assist as to whether it would be permissible to use capsules appetite suppressant. I’m not sure of the origin of the capsule.


A: Find out whether the capsules are gelatin capsules. If they are gelatin capsules, then do not consume it. Rather, look for a halaal alternative.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)