Is fat of Pig permissible
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Dear brother Burhan, Assalamo Alaikam
May Allah subhan-o-huh wa taala have His Blessings on you for the excellent work you are doing for spreading His Message and of our beloved prophet , SAW.
Recently my daughter came back from Canada and among other things brought for us a packet of sweets, which were made in Finland. The ingredients as printed on the packet of sweets also included gelatin which I understand is derived from animal bones which in probability will also include those of khinzeer. My understanding is that in the Quran Allah Taalah has declared lahm-e-l khinzeer i.e pig's meat only as haram and not its bones and therefore there was no harm in consuming these sweets. Please advise me in the light of ahadees and sunnah of the Holy Prophet SAW if my understanding is correct .
Secondly some of us have already consumed some sweets when this realisation came. If it is sinful how can we compensate for it. May Allah subhan-o-huh wa taala reward you for this service.
Yours in Islam
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Is fat of Pig permissible
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Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 145: Say: "I find not in the Message received by me by inspiration any (meat) forbidden to be eaten by one who wishes to eat it, unless it be dead meat, or blood poured forth, or the flesh of swine; for it is an abomination. Or what is impious (meat) on which a name has been invoked other than Allah's." But (even so) if a person is forced by necessity without willful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits; thy Lord is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.
Although the Glorious Quran mentions specifically the flesh of swine as forbidden, all the scholars of all schools of thought in Islam are unanimous that all the parts of the body of the swine, be they bones, or flesh, or fat, or internal organs, etc. are all forbidden as food for the believers.
If one has unintentionally consumed any food that contained swine or transgressed any boundary of Allah Subhanah, he must immediately turn to Allah Subhanah and seek His Forgiveness; for if one seeks sincere Taubah and Repentance, Allah Subhanah will forgive all sins. Allah Subhanah is indeed Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumur verses 53-54:(O Prophet) say: O My servants who have wronged their own souls.Do not despair of Allahs Mercy! Surely, Allah forgives all sins. He indeed is the All Forgiving, All Merciful. Return to your Lord and submit to Him before the scourge overtakes you; for then you may get no help from anywhere.
We have written an article on how to seek Taubah and Repentance from the Merciful Lord, and are attaching the same for your reference. (Answer No 1115)
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Your Brother in Islam,