Pharmacy selling medication which contains haram gelatin or alcohol
Q: Is it permissible for a pharmacy to sell the following type of products:
- Items containing gelatin from animals that were slaughtered not according to Shari’ah?
- Items containing alcohol which have a non-alcoholic equivalent
Will the money earned from such sales be haraam?
A: If there are no alternatives then it is permissible.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
وأكل الترياق يكره إذا كان فيه شيء من الحيات وإن باع ذلك جاز (الفتاوى الهندية 1/ 355)
امداد الاحكام 4/ 320