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Status Product name Brand Name UPC Category Name Comments
All Chewy Delights, Fresher Cool Mint, Fresher Spearmint, All Smoothies Tums Anatacid Mashbooh No information about alcohol in artificial flavor according Tums reference number 03353271 dated December 17, 2014
1% Milk Clover Milk Brand:Clover,Store:Nob Hill Foods,city:San Ramon, CA,California
Memphis Bbq Sauce Bulls-eye 019582000308 Barbecue Sauce It is a Haram BBQ Sauce due to presence of Wine.
Authentic Sourdough Bread Sara Lee Bread Brand:Sara Lee,Store:Woodman's Supermarket,city:Carpentersville, IL& Wisconsin,Illinois & Wisconsin
Ban Shove Fresh Invisible Solid Antiperspirant & Deodorant Ban 019045010288 Antiperspirant & Deodorant No guarantee it is animal by product free
Whole Grain Healthy Multigrain Bread Arnold Bread Brand:Arnold,Store:Waldbaums Supermarket,city:Queens, NY,New York
Vicks Sinus Regular 48m Cough Drop Vitc Cough Drop Inhaler Vapor Steamcasero Cough Vicks Cold & Cough Medicine 01/2010 No animal derived ingredients are used
Corn Chip Big Dippers Winn-dixie Dipper Brand:Winn-dixie,Store:Winn-dixie Supermarket,city:Orlando, FL,Florida
Light Cream Cheese Shoprite Cream Cheese Brand:Shoprite,Store:Shoprite Supermarket,city:Piscataway, NJ,New Jersey
Real Mayonnaise Value Time 011275095511 Mayonnaise
Pepsodent Toothpastes Pepsodent, Mentadent Toothpaste Not Halal Alcohol is used in flavor. Reference number 005648411A dated July 2, 2014.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Safeway Select Oil Brand:Safeway Select,Store:Safeway Supermarket/von Supermarket,city:CALIFORNIA,California
Nutrition Digestive Health Mix Planters 029000012462 Nuts Halal if no alcohol is used in flavor.
Antiseptic Mouthwash Equate Mouthwash Not Halal. Feb 2013.
Split Top White Bread Country Hearth Bread Brand:Country Hearth,Store:Cubs Foods Supermarkets,city:ILLINOIS & MINNESOTA,Illinois & Minnesota
Sweet Honey & Molasses Bbq Sauce Kansas City Masterpiece 074609072737 Barbecue Sauce Due to spice extract.
Crushed Wheat Bread Pantry Essential Bread Brand:Pantry Essential,Store:Safeway Supermarket/von Supermarket,city:CALIFORNIA,California
Barbeque Potato Chips Meijer Potato Chips Brand:MeijerStore:Meijer Supermarketcity:Algonquin ILIllinois
Wheat Bread Albertson Bread Brand:Albertson,Store:Albertson Supermarket,city:Redmond, WA,Washington State
Waikiki Pikake Perfume Roll Pacifica Perfume Halal This information is provided by a sister. Ingredients: Alcohol denat.(natural grain), parfum (pacifica's own fragrance blend with natural and essential oils), aqua (water). 100% VEGAN and Gluten-free. September 2014

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Ingredients details of Haram and Halal

Status Ingredient * category *
Protease Enzyme Grain & Plant based Ingredients
Bakers Yeast Grain & Plant based Ingredients
Alcohol as solvent in flavor Haram Ingredients from Alcoholic Fermentation
Mustard Grain & Plant based Ingredients
Adenosine 5 Monophosphate Grain and Plant based ingredients
Lanolin Sheep Wool based Product

Non Food Products

Product Name* Brand category Description
Vaporizer Vapor Rub Vaporizer No animal derived ingredients are used Refernce Number: 03347348 (01/2010)
Throat spray and other products Cepacol Throat Medicine No animal derived ingredients are used Refernce Number: 384290 (01/2010)
Soar Throat Lozenges Sucrets Soar Throat No animal derived ingredients and no alcohol are used A sister has this email: Thank you for your inquiry None of the Sucrets contain any alcohol or animal byproducts Best Regards Insight Pharmaceuticals Consumer Affairs Department 18003447239 consumeraffairs@insightpharmacom March 2014
Sudafed 12 Hours Sudafed 24 Hours Sudafed Sinus Pressure Congestion Not Halal because Magnesium Stearate is made with either pork or beef fat Company did not clarify the animal fat November 2013
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News / Alert

Beware of "Dart" foam paper products is haram

Dart Foam Products still use animal fat (Pork or Beef) based Zinc Stearate on molds to make the various foam products

Reference : Dart representative (Janene.Cooke@dart.biz)

International Paper Vending Hot Paper Cups are Halal

A Muslim consumer has sent this information: My Question is on the Vending Hot paper cup by International Paper Foodservice Business, whether that is Halal. I checked with the customer care representative over the phone on the inner coating of the cup. the representative told me that they use Polyethylene coating. No animal fats or alcohol is used in the process.

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Halal

In Islam, Halal is an Arabic term meaning “lawful or permissible” and not only encompasses food and drink, but all matters of daily life.

It is well known in the meat trade that Muslims consume halal meat. However, at times questions are asked, what is halal? In Arabic it simply means permissible or allowed. Opposite to it is haram, which means forbidden or not allowed. Arabic is the language of the Qur`an, a scripture revealed to the Holy Prophet of Islam by the Almighty Allah to be followed in its entirety by the Muslims. Now to make meat halal or permissible, an animal or poultry has to be slaughtered in a ritual way known as Zibah or Zabihah. To make it readily comprehended halal is somewhat like Jewish kosher and, Zibah is with some exception similar to Shechita. The Qur`an gives following underlined injunctions in chapter al-Maida 5:3 that

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WHILE MANY THINGS ARE CLEARLY HALAL OR CLEARLY HARAAM, THERE ARE SOME THINGS WHICH ARE NOT CLEAR. THESE ITEMS ARE CONSIDERED QUESTIONABLE AND MORE INFORMATION IS NEEDED TO CATEGORIZE THEM AS HALAL OR HARAAM.SUCH ITEMS ARE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS MUSHBOOH, WHICH MEANS DOUBTFUL OR QUESTIONABLE...

Haram

The opposite of Halal is Haram, which means “unlawful, not permissible or prohibited.” The following categories are Haram:

  • Alcohol – intoxicants and narcotic drugs
  • Blood and blood by-products - blood is the circulatory cleansing fluid of the body and is not to be consumed
  • Carnivorous animals, birds of prey, scavengers, and animals improperly slaughtered, sick or dying before slaughter
  • Idolatry - any animals or poultry sacrificed for voodoo, witchcraft or practice that denies the existence of the Creator are not to be consumed. Swine and all pork by-products and/or their derivatives.
  • Foods contaminated with any of the above products or with "impurities” (in Arabic, "najis") from processing, such as manure, urine, rodent droppings, infectious fluids, or pus are considered Haram.

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Views of our Religious advisors

Our religious advisors Mufti Mohammed Hafeezur Rahman Khan and Mufti Syed Ahmedul Quadri have mentioned the following ahadith for supporting their views:

  • Our Fuqaha (religious advisers) said that the Arabic word khamer as mentioned in Quran means specifically to intoxicant made from grapes because it is the common practice in those days to make intoxicant from grapes but they said it does not mean that the alcohol from other sources is not Haram, As reported in Bukhari that in those days, the intoxicant is made from grapes, dates, wheat, barley and honey.
  • According to Sahee Muslim, Sahee Tarmizi and Sahee Bukhari 492 Narrated by Aisha R.A, Allah's Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallum said all drinks that intoxicate are unlawful to drink (Kullu Sharabin Askara Fahuwa Haramun).
  • According to Sahee Bukhari, Sahee Muslim, Sahee Tarmizi, Abudawood, Nisai and Ibn Maja Narrated by Ibn Omar RA, Allahs Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallum said every intoxicant is khamer and every intoxicant is Haram (Kullu muskirun khumrun wa Kullu Muskirun Haramun).

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BREWER'S YEAST EXTRACTOR AUTOLYZED YEAST

Brewer's yeast is obtained from the unicellular fungus. There is two kind of yeast extract or autolyzed yeast, one is made from baker's yeast which is a Halal ingredient used in soups, frozen fish products to provide meaty flavor. The other kind is made from brewer yeast obtained from beer making. Brewer yeast is used to ferment sugar during beer making. Brewer's yeast is only used in cheese crackers and cheeses to provide harsh and bitter flavor. It is also grown on food crops to make nutritional supplements. This type of brewer yeast which is grown the crops is considered as Halal.

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GELATIN: Gelatin is not the case of Tabdeele Mahiya.

There is lot of literature available about how gelatin is made, which can be found on the internet. But we have to understand the basic biochemistry of gelatin raw material and gelatin itself. The basic components of collagen (raw material for gelatin) and gelatin itself are the protein and amino acids. If the components of the raw material and finished product is the same, that means the chemical reaction and processing does not cause any changes to the original component. Then it does not become the case for Tabdeele Mahiya.

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BAR SOAP:THERE IS NO PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHANGES (TABDEELE MAHIYA) DURING THE PROCESSING OF PORK GELATIN AND BAR SOAPS MADE FROM PIG FAT

There is lot of discussion among Muslims living in western countries about physical and chemical changes of Haram raw materials during the manufacturing of food products, such as Type A gelatin from pig source, or emulsifiers such as Mono & Diglycerides from pork fat and personal care items such as bar soaps made from pork fat or glycerin. Several Muslims are quoting Fatwas (Fatwa is a legal statement in Islam, issued by a Mufti or a religious lawyer, on a specific issue) which were issued 50-60 years back, to justify to consume or use them due to physical and chemical changes occur during their processing.

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WINE VINEGAR: THE CHEMISTRY OF WINE VINEGAR AND ITS RELATION WITH FIQAH

There is lot of discussion among Muslims living in western countries about physical and chemical changes of Haram raw materials during the manufacturing of food products, such as Type A gelatin from pig source, or emulsifiers such as Mono & Diglycerides from pork fat and personal care items such as bar soaps made from pork fat or glycerin. Several Muslims are quoting Fatwas (Fatwa is a legal statement in Islam, issued by a Mufti or a religious lawyer, on a specific issue) which were issued 50-60 years back, to justify to consume or use them due to physical and chemical changes occur during their processing.

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