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Emu oil

Fatwaa ID: 2092

Assalaamu alaykum wrwb,

Is it permissible to use a bar soap with emu oil in it?

Jazaakumullaahu khayran

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

In principle, an emu, a type of bird, is permissible to consume provided that it is slaughtered in the correct manner as outlined by the Shari’ah. If it not slaughtered correctly, then it is haraam as it then becomes carrion (maytah).

Emu oil is produced from the fatty tissues on the back of the emu after it is killed. Thus, it is necessary for the emu to be slaughtered in a halaal manner for its oil to be halaal. If not, then the oil too would be najis. Accordingly, unless verified or legitimately certified as halaal, the emu oil available generally would not be halaal. It will be necessary to stay away from it.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

07/24/1445 AH – 02/05/2024 CE | AML1-8776

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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