What is the ruling of consuming multi-vitamins that contain gelatin?
What is the ruling of consuming multi-vitamins that contain gelatin? Answer: ِﺑ ْﺴ ِﻢ ا ِﷲ اﻟ ﱠﺮ ْﺣﻤ ِﻦ اﻟ ﱠﺮ ِﺣْﯿﻢ In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
It is prohibited to consume such a multivitamin capsule that contains gelatin which was derived from either a pig or such an animal (e.g. cow) that was not slaughtered according to Islamic law. Alternatively, you may consume multivitamins which its gelatin is either fish or plant-based. In addition, multivitamins in the form of tablets are also widely available. (Fatawa Darul Uloom Zakariya: v. 6, p. 595 [Zamzam]). Kindly refer to the following link to find a halal alternative: https://www.noorvitamins.com/
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Written by Maulana Mohammad Ahsan Osmani Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah Darul Ifta Birmingham