Category: Misc. Fiqh
Fatwa#: 38879
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Sep 17,2017

Title: Is Palm oil Halaal?

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 Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Palm oil is Halaal.[i] If after being treated in certain methods, it becomes a potential health hazard, then you should abstain from it.

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Aboobakr Siddeeq bin Mufti Amjad Mohammad

Student Darul Iftaa 

Azaadville, JHB, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 



[i]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_oil

Palm oil (also known as dendê oil, from Portuguese [ˈdɛnde]) is an edible vegetable oil derived from the mesocarp (reddish pulp) of the fruit of the oil palms

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