Yasir Qadhi 33,622 views. JazakAllah Adeel Rehman. Shia, mach mir ein Bananenbrot… Autor des Artikels : cakeinvasion Zum Original-Artikel “Ich komm halb vor Hunger um! I was unaware of the same …. Thanks for stopping by. If Haram one is one of the ingredient then we need to contact an Daru Ifta, to check if there is any ruling on the percentage of Extract or if there is any ruling on toxic / non toxic (drunkenness). Toronto : Bantam Books, 1974. pg. Just adding my thanks–I teach english to a class of mostly Somali immigrants and I wanted to give them some homemade candy to celebrate the end of the semester. According to other sources it says tht allah(swt) does not forbid alcohol but rather it forbids the consuming of inotxicants or ethanol. Vanilla a Halal or Haram Product. Baking or flavoring vanilla extract is not deemed an intoxicant in Islamic law. It is not so important to know the reason. i stumbled upon this post while i was searching for a Halal Vanilla extract, i use vanilla sugar but i want to use the real stuff very much !!! Please refer to the ingredient list on any vanilla extract bottle labeled as ‘Pure Vanilla Extract’ or simply do a Google Search for alcohol content. Vanilla pods, vanilla in powder form and vanilla syrup is Halal. In this episode of #halalsavvy I share you with you about what goes in our desserts and what to look out for before you enjoy your favourite sweet treats. God will send you to hell for even looking at vanilla extract. Muslims fast from dawn to sunset during the month of Ramadan/Ramazan; some fast in a similar fashion at other times during the year. Answer is: I would like to say that I am not a scholar,just a servant of Allah (swt) seeking His Mercy! Therefore the 1 tsp of vanilla extract added to baked goods would render the alcohol content of said baked good to < 0.01% alcohol, and thereby meet the guidelines stated above of being able to be certified halal. Recipes, Reviews, Ramblings from a halal Indo-Canadian-Texan kitchen. Just evaporate the alcohol out, or slowly simmer it. In fact the FDA requires a minimum of 13.35 ounces of vanilla beans to a gallon of a minimum of 35% alcohol to 65% water mixture for a product to be labeled as pure vanilla extract. Assalammu aleykum, sister! Allah knows best. Vanilla is considered halal, even though its manufactured with alcohol. When I really want real vanilla flavor, I use vanilla beans. https://islamqa.info/en/177030. In the United States, in order for a vanilla extract to be called pure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires that the solution contains a minimum 35% of alcohol and 13.35 ounces of vanilla bean per gallon. Theo, mach mir ein Bananenbrot…“ So ähnlich erging es mir am Anfang der Woche, als unser Man-Child-Kollege sich von mir ein Bananenbrot oder besser gesagt ein Banana Bread wünschte, weil er Hunger hatte ;). →. The following is what I found about vanilla extract: “Extract is prepared by macerating beans in alcohol solution” (Lust, John. or anything that is a consumable alcoholic beverage. As for the second part of your question, I would request you to read my blog post carefully again which says that IFANCA and most Islamic scholars state that even though vanilla extract itself cannot be certified halal, baked goods containing vanilla extract are considered as halal. You need help...seriously. It is obtained from the beans of a tropical vine of genus vanilla. Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi in his seminar on Fiqh of Food and Clothing has also stated that it is permissible to consume food items containing vanilla extract in minute quantities. Watch Queue Queue. I often receive questions about whether it is permissible to use vanilla extract or consume products containing vanilla extract. In this episode of #halalsavvy I share you with you about what goes in our desserts and what to look out for before you enjoy your favourite sweet treats. There are no restrictions on the sale of vanilla extract and therefore is considered a non-alcoholic product (containing 0.2% alcohol) by the USFDA. Is alcohol the only thing we should be concerned about when checking for halal dessert or is there more to it?____halalfoodhunt is your friendly halal food guide that makes it easy for you to choose halal.Remember to download our app! 12:05 . Vanilla Beans: Vanilla beans are identified as the properly cured and dried fruit-pods of the vanilla orchid in vanilla standard. 519). No quantity is needed. 2. This video is unavailable. You just have to flip it over and look at the ingredients. It is not so important to know the reason. good comments,but I still have not got an answer for “is ibaco icecreams halal in India.? When I bake myself I do have the option of buying vanilla extract labelled as halal or use substitutes like vanilla bean, vanilla sugar etc. 7 years ago. In general, it is best to omit alcohol, including items like vanilla extract, in cooking. Now, the vanilla flavoring, which contains 35% alcohol would not qualify for halal certification but its use in the ice cream or other product does not automatically disqualify the ice cream or other product from being halal certified. Vanilla Extract (Haram) Vanillin (Halal) Vegetable Oils (Halal) Vinegar (Halal) Vital Wheat Gluten (Halal) Vitamin A as Retinol (Doubtful) Vitamin B12: As Cyanocobalamin (Doubtful) Vitamin B1: As Thiamine (Doubtful) Vitamin B2: As Riboflavin (Doubtful) Vitamin B5: As Pantotherric Acid (Doubtful) Vanilla is the most world prized flavor. i always see the pods in the stores but never had the courage to try it ! Many products such as mouthwashes or hand sanitizers contain upto 70% alcohol as one of the ingredients but are permissible for minors to buy because they are not classified as an intoxicating alcoholic beverage. Just like prok - even an atom of pork in a food makes it haram, Same applies to alcohol. Artificial vanilla powder is halal. It is obtained from the beans of a tropical vine of genus vanilla. It’s really nice of you to take into consideration the faith based dietary restrictions of the Muslim community. There’s what might be considered a conservative opinion holding that vanilla extract has alcohol in it, so it’s haram. And Allah knows best. Does this mean the Starbucks drinks aren’t halal as well?? Of course, not everyone is an expert in fiqh or food science, so we all find ourselves seeking information from authorities in each field. Question: Considering that vanilla extract contains 35% alcohol, is it haram (forbidden) to use its extract? Pure vanilla extract is made by macerating and percolating vanilla beans in a solution of ethyl alcohol and water. Shia, mach mir ein Bananenbrot… 5. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’ve looked into this in the past, and there appears to be a wide range of opinions. The beans at harvest do not have the characteristic vanilla fragrance but requires curing processes to obtain the vanilla fragrance. As for the second part of your question, I would request you to read my blog post carefully again which says that IFANCA and most Islamic scholars state that even though vanilla extract itself cannot be certified halal, baked goods containing vanilla extract are considered as halal. If you do not want to use vanilla in your recipe you can substitute orange zest or lemon zest it will not taste like regular vanilla cupcakes but it will also taste good. This was very helpful, thank you! Allah knows best. Q20) Why is using gold and silver dishes, forks, spoons and knifes haram? Halal b.Vanilla Extracts and Vanilla Powders: The reminder of the standard is involved with describing in general terms how the extract … I’m not Muslim myself but I work off-duty police security at my local Islamic Center and was asked to bring a baked good for a function, and it randomly occurred to me that vanilla extract often contains alcohol. Wow interesting post. I think everyone can benefit from them, inshaaAllah, and put their minds to rest. SUMMARY: Ayatullah Sistani's ruling is that foods with minute amounts of vanilla extract are allowed. No matter how small the amount of alcohol it is haram. A20) According to Islamic Sharia, eating and drinking liquid in gold and silver dishes is forbidden. Vanilla Extract is Haram b/c of 35 % alcohol in it but Halal Vanilla Extracts are also available in the market so we have to check which one is used. Be careful, not everything in the ME is halal, In the holy book. VANILLA EXTRACT is a solution containing the flavor compound vanillin. But it would be religiously superior, where reasonably possible, to avoid the varieties containing such alcohol in order to respect the difference of opinion on the matter. A19) Of all sea animals only those are halal that have scales, the rest are haram except for the shrimp which is halal too. At least here in the UAE, we are relieved that things are Halal so there is no tension of using the same… JazakAllah Khair for this write up, hope it helps a lot of them…. It was mentioned that products containing vanilla in any form are permissible. On that basis, a consumer product such as ice cream containing less than 0.1% alcohol used for technical reasons would qualify to be halal certified. Everyone has to make up their own mind as to what is permissible and what is not permissible. Reply Delete. View entire discussion (12 comments) More posts from the islam community. At less than 0.1%, our testing has confirmed it is not detectable by sight, smell, or taste and it is not intoxicating in any quantity (i.e., eating 10 gallons of ice cream with less than 0.1% alcohol in it will not intoxicate the consumer). Although 35% is the standard alcohol requirement, premium vanilla extracts often contain a higher percentage of alcohol in order to extract more vanilla flavour from the beans. Thank u for this wonderful post, I have heard of this concern from sisters and brothers who stay in countries where there are no restrictions. Shia, mach mir ein Bananenbrot… Auf Facebook teilen; Vorige Folgende . This topic often causes so much confusion, but JazakAllah for clearing it up with this post . The beans at harvest do not have the characteristic vanilla fragrance but requires curing processes to obtain the vanilla fragrance. Allah has made our religion easy, subhanAllah!! I have a guest who keeps strict halal (similar to kosher) and I recently realized vanilla extract is not halal because it contains alcohol. It must be alcohol used in the food industry as a processing aid for technical reasons. Vanilla extract, as I understand, is made using grain or ethyl alcohol which is an industrial alcohol and doesn't fall into the category of liquor (i.e., wine, beer, whiskey, etc). Q20) Why is using gold and silver dishes, forks, spoons and knifes haram? In the Middle East this is not limited to just confectionary, but also extends to questionable and sometimes outright haraam use of riba in the financial sector and various other areas of public life. In summary, the alcohol that is used to extract vanilla is synthetic, so it falls under the ruling of industrial alcohol as tahir and therefore halal. That is to say, the alcohol cannot be beer, wine, hard liquor, etc. Posted by 6 days ago. Your email address will not be published. LOL at the posters that had serious replies to avoid it. The Herb Book. 0 0. Office of Grand Ayatollah Khamenei (may Allah grant him long life):If the alcohol is not intoxicating and it is not in a liquid form either, it is halal. 1.5k. [citation needed] Pure vanilla extract is made by macerating/percolating vanilla beans in a solution of ethyl alcohol and water. Because of food allergies in the family, and our own zabiha lifestyle, it’s become a habit to read labels for just about every single thing that I buy. No, vanilla essence is permitted to use in food and the like, even if there is some incidental remnant of the carrier alcohol. Pure vanilla extract is made by macerating and percolating vanilla beans in a solution of ethyl alcohol and water. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/halalfoodhunt/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/halalfoodhunt Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/halalfoodhunt There is absolutely no way vanilla extract in the US is 35% alcohol. The things I find when I Google my random questions. 1 decade ago. To all those saying they’re glad they live in the Middle East or the UAE because they are sure everything they eat is halal, don’t be so sure. Some states do not allow purchase of alcohol between the hours of 2am and 6am and some states not at all on Sunday. I’m glad you found the information useful. April 2014 by shia „Ich komm halb vor Hunger um! If you are using vanilla powder to replace vanilla extract in a recipe, you use half the amount of vanilla extract required by the recipe. Thank you for the great information! That's what about 99.9% of the population use in Egypt. Vanilla is the most world prized flavor. And you were right it is the law in the United States that vanilla extract needs to have 35% alcohol. What the Arabian countries do, more likely than making their “own” non-alcoholic versions of imports, is have committees of “scholars” who are happy to be paid to say that certain things are halal when there are in fact not. Vanilla a Halal or Haram Product. The process for making vanilla extract uses a 70 proof (35%) vodka in the extraction process, but products containing more than 0.2% alcohol are considered a restricted alcohol product and you must be 21 years of age to purchase. Many Muslims believe that food should be eaten only with the right hand. If we certify an ice cream product, it means if it contains any alcohol, it is less than 0.1%, the alcohol did not come from an alcoholic beverage, and all the other ingredients are halal.”, I never knew consuming vanilla could be controversial!! All curing methods involve four basic phases: 1. It’s controversial because it contains alcohol and according to Islamic faith any food item containing alcohol is considered haram (prohibited). Also, ice cream may contain other ingredients that are haram, so just because the alcohol may not be a concern, it should still be halal certified. Answer: All kinds of alcohol (whether extracted from wood or other sources) are Tahir (ritually pure), and are not permissible to drink, except for wine which is also Najis, and Beer (Maa al-Sha'eir) which is also Najis (ritually impure) as an obligatory precaution.. A20) According to Islamic Sharia, eating and drinking liquid in gold and silver dishes is forbidden. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Vanilla) | Ask Shaykh YQ #11 - Duration: 12:05. Vanilla Extract in Foods - Sheikh Assim Al Hakeem - Duration: 3:53. assimalhakeem Recommended for you. Foods with industrial alcohol, per the rulings of Ayatullah Seestani, can be consumed if the alcohol content is minute. Halal Savvy: Is vanilin halal? Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; the praise of Allah and His salvation be upon whom Allah sent as a mercy to the creatures. Vanilla and other extracts give cupcakes the flavor we generally associate with baked products. Thats why I envy those of you who stay in the Middle East , I’m so glad you posted on this topic! Alcohol is haram, as you know, but the amount in an extract's typical quantity used would be deemed halal. Melinda. (The synthetic version does not contain alcohol however, so is halal). Required fields are marked *. So, the medicines and the perfumes containing alcohol are pure and can be used. However, while buying packaged desserts like ice cream or baked goods or while eating out it is very difficult to find the kind of vanilla flavoring that has been used in that particular product.In one of the issues of Halal Consumer, a publication of IFANCA which is a leading halal certifying agency in North America, there was an article on vanilla flavoring. It's an orchid that originated in Mexico, as I understand it. I say information rather than guidance, because we each have to decide for ourselves what is acceptable and what is not acceptable and we must feel at peace with our decision. In summary, the alcohol that is used to extract vanilla is synthetic, so it falls under the ruling of industrial alcohol as tahir and therefore halal. Watch Queue Queue Wilting or killing of the beans that stops the natural respiratory metabolism and … AppStore - https://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/halalfoodhuntGoogle Play Store - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chooosie.halalfoodhuntBlog: https://sifted.halalfoodhunt.com/ Get discounts: http://friends.halalfoodhunt.com/ Follow us! Please answer as I drink Starbucks very so often. Thanks for stopping by. Hi Stefan, The Quran says alcohol is haram, full stop. A19) Of all sea animals only those are halal that have scales, the rest are haram except for the shrimp which is halal too. I’ve seen strepsils sold in the kids’ sweets aisle in KSA – which have a very high alcohol content in them. That would make it a controlled substance, hours and in some states location of sale would be restricted and you would have to be 21 years or older to purchase it. And of course, Allah knows best. https://islamqa.org/hanafi/askimam/82998 I came across these fatawa after having read your article. ... Home Made Extract Without Alcohol (Halal) - … SUMMARY: Ayatullah Sistani's ruling is that foods with minute amounts of vanilla extract are allowed. Haram is haram full stop. Please fact check your sources. Your email address will not be published. I live in Pakistan so I don’t have to worry about halal ingredients – we get vanilla essence very easily here – however, the issue is that in almost every recipe book they will recommend using pure vanilla extract because its obviously pure and has better flavor (it just has alcohol & vanilla beans with the alcohol being a … After consultation with Islamic scholars, understanding the food science, and testing we have concluded that products containing less than 0.1% alcohol that is not sourced from an alcoholic beverage can be certified halal. 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