Eating Foods Containing Emulsifier Agents
Fatwa No: 387325

  • Fatwa Date:27-11-2018 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 19, 1440
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Asalam u aliekum What is the ruling of eating foods like (chocolates, bread, cookies etc ) containing emulsifier agents like e471, e472 or anyother like that. Mostly when we don't know either they are vegetable basis or pork basis?.please guide.JazakalAllah u khair


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

We have already stated in previous Fataawa that the foods to which this ingredient is added are permissible unless it is proven that they are forbidden.

Doubting its permissibility does not necessitate its prohibition.

A Fatwa has been issued by the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR) to this effect.

For more benefit, please refer to Fataawa 83742, 362851, 301753, and 358045.

Allah knows best.

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