zapme00 asked 2 years ago

if gelatin goes through chemical change can it be consumed?
thank you

1 Answers
mehdi answered 2 years ago

أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم

بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,

Based on your specific question and information provided.

When a person states a question or an answer is given with an “If”( it is conditional ) it needs to be clarified that if that condition is true ( you have certainty ) or  you can take the option of  precautionary measures (ihtiyat).



 يجوز تناولها فيما لو شكّ في كونها مستخلصة من الحيوان أو من النبات ولا يجب الفحص، وأمّا إذا علم اتّفاقاً باستخلاصها من الحيوان فلا يجوز تناولها مع عدم إحراز كون ذلك الحيوان مذكّى بطريقة شرعيّة، حتّى فيما لو كانت مستخلصة من عظامه على الأحوط.
نعم، مع العلم بطروّ الاستحالة على موادّها الأوّليّة في عمليّة تصنيعها كيميائيّاً فلا بأس بتناولها مطلقاً، إلّا أنّ ذلك غير ثابت.

السيد السيستاني
Sayyid al-Sistani

Rough English Translation may be: “It is permissible to eat it if it is doubtful that it was extracted from an animal or a plant and it is not necessary to examine it. But if it is known by agreement that it was extracted from an animal, it is not permissible to eat it without knowing that that animal was slaughtered in a legitimate way, even if it was extracted from its bones as a precaution.Yes, with the knowledge that it is impossible for its raw materials to be chemically manufactured, there is absolutely nothing wrong with eating them, but this is not proven.”

والله العالم‎
(and Allah(awj) Knows best)
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