Fatwa ID: 05538
Answered by: Alimah Sadmira Muric
Is hydrolyzed beef gelatine halal?
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
It is mentioned in the book “The Fiqh of Food and Drinks” that food additives, preservatives, flavours, colourings etc such as glycerine, gelatine, lactose etc it is halal to consume them if they come from:
- the animal which is lawful to eat
- the animal which has been slaughtered according to the sharia
- the products have not been mixed with an unlawful mixture of food and drinks meaning the products above have not been mixed with for example alcohol or with other unlawful food.
Understanding the above the hydrolyzed gelatine will not be halal to consume if these three conditions have not been met.
Only Allah knows best
Written by Alimah Sadmira Muric
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
 The Fiqh of Food and Drinks, Ad-Duha London 2009, page 24