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Skin products with cow fat

Fatwaa ID: 1944

Assalamu alaykum

Is it permissible to use skin products with cow fat in it ?

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

For cow fat to be halaal for use, it must be slaughtered in accordance to the Shari’ah laws of slaughter. If not, then the cow, including its fat, will be deemed najis. The default cow fat used in skin care products is haraam, unless suggested otherwise.

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

05/09/1445 AH – 11/23/2023 CE | AML1-8558

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


It should be noted that if the fat has gone through a complete change, then it would be permissible to use it externally. See the following:


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