Fatwa ID: 02730
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Imad Ali
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah!
Is Pharmaceutical grade gelatin halal or haram?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh,
Pharmaceutical grade gelatin may contain bovine, which is derived from beef, so therefore, it won't be suitable for vegetarians.
Gelatin, whether bovine or otherwise (pork/chicken varieties) are all considered to be non-veg. Most vegetarians will not eat since it is made from the hooves, bones or skin of the afore-mentioned animals.
Only Allah knows best
Answered by Moulana Muhammad Imad Ali
Checked and approved by Mufti Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham