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Lab grown meat and plant based meat

Fatwaa ID: 1557

Assalam o Alaikum

What are the Islamic rulings on consumption of

  1. Lab grown meat
  2. Plant based meat

Example of plant based meat are impossible burger or beyond meat products and available widely on fast food restaurants which does not serve halal. They claim it is 100% vegetarian ingredients

Lab grown meat is new development and not commonly available yet however manufacturers have received regulatory approval for mass production

Jazak’Allah Kheir

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

  1. Kindly refer to the following resolution of the American Fiqh Academy on lab grown meat:
  2. Plant based meat contains no meat. It is produced from plants. It is permissible to consume this. Cross contamination must be considered when opting for this.

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

01/14/1445 AH – 08/01/2023 CE | AMG1-3296

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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