Is Lanolin halal?

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Answered by:  Moulana Tahsin Alam​


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

Is Lanolin halal?


   بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم


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



Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

“Lanolin is known as wool wax or wool fat. It is a soft, yellow, waxy substance secreted by the sebaceous glands of sheep. Its purpose is to waterproof and protect the wool.”[1] It will be permissible to use.[2]




Only Allah SWT alone knows best.

Written by Moulana Tahsin Alam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham




[2] Sh Burhān al-Dīn al-Marghīnānī, Al-Hidāyah, volume 7 pg. 149.

Sh MuḥammadAmīn ibn ʿĀbidīn, RaddulMuḥtār, volume 9 pg. 513.

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