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Q: Is it permissible to consume shellac which is typically being used as a glazing agent in sweets and chocolates?


A: Hazrat Thaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alayh) mentioned the maslah relating to shellac in behishti zewar. According to Hazrat Thaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alayh) it is permissible. You may refer to a reliable halaal certifying body in whom you have confidance.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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