Is apple cider halal?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
There are three well-known types of drinks that go by the name ‘Apple Cider’. The first is a non-alcoholic drink often consumed in the US. The second type is Apple Cider Vinegar which is clearly permissible providing it is indeed vinegar, and the third type goes by the same name and contains alcohol and is obviously haram.
The issue is not the ruling but the reality of which type is more commonly known where you live. For example, nearly all apple cider is impermissible in the UK because the name is used to refer to an alcoholic beverage.
Only Allah knows best
Written by Maulana Moinul Abu Hamza
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham