Fatwa ID: 03199
Answered by: Imam Abdul-Malik Sheikh
Are we allowed to use lotions that contain Synthetic Urea?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Synthetic urea is created from synthetic ammonia and carbon dioxide and can be produced as a liquid or a solid. The process of dehydrating ammonium carbamate under conditions of high heat and pressure to produce urea.
Based on the above description, synthetic urea in the lotion is permissible as there are no actual impermissible ingredients in it. However, if the lotion is made from actual animal urine, it will not be permissible.
Only Allah knows best
Written by Imam Abdul-Malik Sheikh
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham