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Can I Prescribe Medication With Gelatin When a Less Efficacious Alternative is Available?

Shaykh Jamir Meah answers a question related to the permissibility of prescribing medication which contains gelatin.   Question: Salaam, I know it is haram to take medicine that has haram elements in it (like gelatin capsules) if there is a reasonable alternative (such as tablets). So as a muslim psychiatrist, many of our medicines have […]

When Can I Take a Medicine Containing Gelatin?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I have a daughter with a congenital heart disease. I need to vaccinate her against the flu every year. My local GP is giving intranasal flu vaccine which is derived from gelatin. It is much better then the injection. The injection is less effective but I believe […]

Is it Permissible to Take Medicine That Contains Gelatin?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I have a medical condition for which I have been given medication by my consultant. The medication contains gelatin and is not available in any other form. There is nothing I can take as a substitute for this medication either. According to the Hanafi Madhab, would it be permissible […]

A Guide for Consuming Various Meats, Foods, Alcohol, Animal By-Product Ingredients, and Cosmetics

Answered by Shaykh Ilyas Patel Questions: 1. Is it permissible to eat foods with ingredients that come from animals that are not butchered in a halal manner (i.e. Kosher gelatin, mono and diglycerides, whey, etc.)? 2. Is it permissible to use products like soap, face wash, lotions, etc., which also contain animal by-products from an […]

Pork Gelatin: Permissible or Not?

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: There seems to be a debate nowadays about the issue of pork gelatin. Since it is not the meat of the pig some say it is halal. Others, say it is part of the pig therefore it is impure. Can you please settle this and provide me with factual […]