Category: Food
Fatwa#: 24309
Asked Country: Costa Rica

Answered Date: Feb 02,2013

Title: Is whey protein concentrate Ḥalāl?

Question

Is whey protein concentrate Ḥalāl?

Answer

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

As-salāmu ʿalaykum wa-raḥmatullāhi wa-barakātuh

Whey protein as a derivative of cow’s milk is in itself Ḥalāl. However, the actual Ḥalāl status of any specific whey protein concentrate will depend on the process involved in separating the whey from the milk and therafter filtering it. This is because the factor of contamination can occur during the process. Therefore, there can be no general ruling with regards to the Ḥalāl status of the whey protein concentrate contained in any product. For the Ḥalāl status of the whey protein concentrate in any product, it is necessary that a research be conducted into the procedures involved in extracting the whey protein contained in that specific product.

You may refer to the following links for the list of Ḥalāl certified PediaSure products:

http://www.ifanca.org/product/products/catalog/page:25

http://www.ifanca.org/product/products/catalog/page:26

http://www.ifanca.org/product/products/catalog/page:27

http://www.ifanca.org/product/products/catalog/page:28

 

And Allah Taʿālā Knows Best

Mahmood Patel
Student, Darul Iftaa
Azaadville, South Africa

Checked and Approved by
Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Darul Iftaa

www.daruliftaa.net

 

 

 

Clarification

 

The Darul Iftaa has received queries regarding Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb’s teaching and affiliation with Madrassah In’aamiyya, Camperdown. The confusion is probably due to the previous Fatawaa and Google searches of Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb issued under the name of Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In’aamiyyah, Camperdown.

 

Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saheb has resigned from Madrassah In’aamiyya two years ago and has no affiliation with Madrassah In’aamiyya, Camperdown.

 

Mufti Saheb has established the Darul Iftaa in Durban that facilitates for post-Ulama courses and training Mufti’s. He teaches Hadeeth at Darul Uloom Nu’maniyyah.

 

Email: darululoomnumaniyyah@gmail.com or

arkhanar@telkomsa.net

 

 

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