Are we allowed to use lotions that contain Synthetic Urea?

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Fatwa ID: 03199

Answered by: Imam Abdul-Malik Sheikh

 

Question

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

 

Answer:

 

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.

 

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Written by Imam Abdul-Malik Sheikh

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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