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Are Wine Vinegar and Spirit Vinegar Permissible?

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Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum,

Are white wine vinegar and spirit vinegar haram?

Answer:Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

Vinegar from wines and spirits is permitted. [Kasani, Bada`i al-Sana`i fi Tartib al-Shara`i]

As for the traditions (hadith) indicating prohibition of making vinegar from wine, they are understood to be:

(a) in the context of the early days of the prohibition of alcohol in which its consumption was rife, or

(b) a prohibition of impropriety, and not disobedience.

And Allah alone gives success.


Tabraze Azam

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