Fatwa ID: 02942
Answered by: Maulana Shadman Ahmed
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah
What is the ruling on beef gelatin?
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Gelatin is a result of hydrolysis and other chemical reactions occurring upon collagen from the skin of animals or their bones. In this process, the essence and core of the collagen are changed to a different essence, gelatin. Chemical changes make impure substances pure such as when wine becomes vinegar. For this reason, gelatin from the skin of animals or bones is permissible to consume or use regardless of if the animal was slaughtered through zabiha or not (Fatawa Darul Uloom Zakariya vol. 6 pg 577-595).
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Written by Maulana Shadman Ahmed
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham