Vanilla extract

Q: I want to know if vanilla extract ingredient is halaal. I heard vanilla is made from alcohol. So if this is true then can we consume ice creams or other things that have vanilla as ingredient.


A: It is permissible. However Taqwa demands that one refrains from it.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)