Can Face Creams with Allantoin be Used Externally if its Origin is Unknown?

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Fatwa ID: 03828

Answered by: Maulana Imran Mughal



Assalamu Alaykum


I want to know if a face cream/ BB cream which contains allantoin can be used externally? Also, can salah be prayed with it when applied? The product does not specify if the allantoin is animal or plant-based.



بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.



Allantoin sourced from the uric acid of urine will be deemed impermissible.[1] Allantoin derived from plants or produce synthetically will be permissible.



Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Imran Mughal

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham




[1] Imam Marghaynani, Al-Hidayah (Karachi: Maktabah Al-Bushra, 2014), 1:132.




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