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Is it permissible in Shariah to use SECRETINE, a medicine made from pig, to cure autism?

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Question One: The son of a freind suffers from Autism; the son is aged approximately 7 years old. Doctors prescribe a medicine by the name of SECRETINE which is made from PIG. Secretine has a history of curing autism and in the least medically improves the condition of autism. One could assume there is a 50%-80% success rate.

My friend will not allow his son to take the medication on religious grounds as the medicine is made from swine. My question is in Shariah is it permissible to use SECRETINE to cure autism? Is there any particular medicine or form of alternative medicine one could use to cure autism which you are aware of?

In above mentioned question if this medicine (Secretine) improves the condition of Autism permanently and there are no other (halal) medicines then it will be permissible to take Secretine. However, if it only improves the conditions temporarily or there are other alternative medicines or cure then it will not be allowed.

Answer Approved by Shaikhul Hadeeth Mufti Farooq (Originally answered on 3/3/04)

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This answer was collected from MuftiSays.com, based in London (UK). It is one of the fruits of Darul Uloom London. Many ‘ulama are involved in answering the Q&A on the site, including: Shaikul Hadeeth Mufti Umar Farooq Sahib, Mufti Saifur Rahman Sahib, Mufti Abdullah Patel Sahib, Maulana Qamruz Zaman Sahib, Mufti Abu Bakr Karolia Sahib.

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