May God (SWT) reward you for all of your efforts with this web site.
I recently proclaimed the shahadah1 and I am interested in finding out which products are considered Halaal or Haraam (for example, soaps). I am trying not to be to broad with my concern so please bear with me. If possible I would like to have a list of the products. “If I err I err only against my own soul, but if I go in the right direction it is because of what my Lord reveals to me, Surely He is Hearing, Nigh.”
May the Merciful guide us all to the path of His liking.
Islam does not prohibit the use of soaps etc. There is a general belief that all products that have been prepared with any ingredient of alcohol or any other item that has been prohibited for consumption by Islam, is also prohibited. This is not correct. The items that Islam has prohibited for eating are, in effect, prohibited only for eating. For instance, the flesh and other products extracted from a dead animal are prohibited for eating, however its skin may be used to make rugs or even jackets. Similarly, drinking intoxicants is prohibited in Islam, yet alcohol may be used as an anti-septic or in other inedible form.
24th October 1999
- i.e. converted to Islam. [↩]