In the Name of Allaah, the Most Merciful, the Ever-Merciful…
The Permanent Committee of Scholars in Saudi Arabia was asked a question about foods, medicines, and cosmetics containing pork and pork by-products, like fat, oil, hair, or bones (crushed into powder). They replied:
When a Muslim knows with certainty or near-certainty that pork, fat from the pig, or crushed pig bones are found in any type of food, medicine, toothpaste, or the likes, it is not permissible to eat, drink, or wipe it (on one’s body). And he is to leave whatever he is uncertain about, due to his statement (may Allaah raise his rank and grant him peace):
دع ما يريبك إلى ما لا يريبك
Leave that which makes you doubt for that which does not make you doubt.
And through Allaah is success. May Allaah raise the rank of our Prophet Muhammad, and that of his family and companions, and grant them all peace.
[Shaykh] ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Qu’ood
[Shaykh] ‘Abdullaah ibn Ghudayyaan
[Shaykh] ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee
[Shaykh] ‘Abdul-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abdillaah ibn Baaz
Source: Verdicts of the Permanent Committee (22/281).
Translated by: Moosaa Richardson