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Follow-up on your answer regarding rennet

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Assalamu alaikum,

In an earlier answer, you stated that cow rennet is permissible to use based on a Hadith in which the Prophet (sall Allahu alayhi wa sallum) ate cheese made by the Magians.

Would this answer still apply if the process used to make the rennet is as described in the following Wikipedia article under the heading “Modern method” and involves not just extracting the rennet from a (Non-zabeeha) animal’s stomach, but actually freezing the stomach and cutting it up and then treating the stomach chemically to get the rennet from it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rennet

Wassalam.

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Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem
Al Jawaab Billahit-Tawfeeq

Respected brother/sister

This is immaterial as the cow still has to be slaughtered before the stomach can be taken out and frozen. Same Ikhtilaaf (difference of opinion) will apply between Imam Sahib and Saahibain. (RA)

And Allah knows best

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(Mufti) Abdullah Patel
Halal Food Guide

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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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