ARE YOUR PRODUCTS HALAL?
Yes all candy are certified Halal by the Safety Horizon. We do use a mix of Halal, Vegetarian and Vegan in our mix bags. Should you require additional information please contact us using the “Contact Us” page.
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IS CARMINE HALAL?
We have done considerable research into this and have the following Fatwa making it permissible for consumption.
A fatwa on the following websites (islamweb.com and islamonline.net) also talks about how “transformation cancels prohibition”. In other words, in certain cases, when the final product or chemical is an altered or different substance, it no longer falls into the category of being prohibited. Carmine is therefore an example of such a chemical.
“According to Muslim scientists, substances that have been transformed into totally different substances cannot have their original attributes and thus they cannot be named according to the original substance they are made of. This chemical or natural transformation made the substance into another one. It is permissible then to eat products containing those substances after it loses its original attributes. The Muslim scholars know that transformation cancels prohibition. An example of this was given by the known scholar imam ibn taymiyah :” if a pig or a dog falls into a saltcellar and transformed under the effect of salt until it loses its original attributes, it is permissible to use this salt” this is a known rule to the early Muslim scholars.”
A similar ruling was made by the Council of Senior Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In their book al-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah (3/467), they said:
Similar to that is the purity of that which has been fertilized of trees and crops with impure things; their fruits are permissible because of the transformation of the impure substance. Another similar case is the purity of alcohol which turns into vinegar; it is permissible to consume it, sell it, drink it and use it in other ways, after it had been alcohol which it is haraam to drink, sell or buy, and that is because of this transformation.
Regardless of which school of thought you follow, it’s always important to know the reasoning behind each jurisdiction. Without context it’s difficult to understand the basis of the ruling as well as its application to other aspects of life.