Fatwa: # 38761
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 31st January 2019

Title

Palm oil

Question

AsalaamuAlaykum.I have a question about Palm oil. Is it halal? I have heard that sometime Palm oil can be dangerous for health but is that only under certain circumstances? E.g.if it is treated in a certain way?

Please could you clarify this as it is in many foods?

Many thanks

Answer

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from the mesocarp (reddish pulp) of the fruit of the oil palms[1]. Accordingly, it is permissible to consume palm oil[2]. You may refer to a nutritionist for health related issues.

 

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA

 

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

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