Drinking fermented honey

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1. A person had raw honey that began bubbling and smelling fermented. Can it be used? Because I read that people make a drink from it.

2. A drink called ‘mead’ is made from this fermented honey. Would this be permissible?


A: It is permissible as long as it has got no intoxicating effect.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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.

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