Food or sweets with dye;medicine which contains ethanol alcohol

Question ID: 28225


1-Food or sweets which contain dye,which is from cochenial Insect is the food halal?

2-If its halal then why?

3-Medicine which contains ethanol alcohol and on the bottle it states warning may cause drowsiness and there is a alternative to the medicine is it permissible to cosume such medicine?

4-Why is it halal because on the bottle is is written that may cause drowsiness which means that it may intoxicate?

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Asked on September 29, 2008 12:00 am
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1) Yes

2) Irrevisal transformation

3) If you can afford then buy it i.e. the alternative.

4) At times due to necessity things which are illegal under local circumstances become permissible as per need in a moderate limit as dire need. Alcohol which is Haraam has many specification.

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Answered on September 29, 2008 12:00 am