Category: Miscellaneous
Fatwa#: 40200
Asked Country: Japan

Answered Date: Mar 24,2018

Title: Nutmeg

Question

Assalam-o-'alaykum.

Is nutmeg halal if used as a spice to enhance the flavor of the food?

Answer

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

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

Nutmeg refers to the seed or ground spice of several species of the Myristica GenusMyristica Fragrans (fragrant nutmeg or true nutmeg) is a dark-leaved evergreen tree cultivated for two spices derived from its fruit: nutmeg and mace.

It is permissible to use nutmeg as a spice to enhance the flavour of food.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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