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.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)