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Grass-fed collagen

Fatwaa ID: 1788

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Can we consume grass-fed collagen?

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

Collagen is derived from many sources including animal tissues such as bones and skins of cattle, pigs, fish, etc. The animal’s being grass-fed does not affect the halaal status of collagen. The halaal status of collagen will be dependent on its source. If it is from halaal sources such as fish, plants, etc., then it will be permissible. If it is from non-halaal sources such as pork, skin of non-zabihah cattle, etc., then that will be haraam even if it was grass-fed.

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

03/12/1445 AH – 09/28/2023 CE

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

Grass-fed collagen specifically refers to collagen obtained from the bones of grass-fed cattle.

Grass feeding means that the animals must have been fed only grass or forage — except for milk consumed before weaning — and have had continuous access to pasture during the growing season until slaughter


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