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Question By : Ammaarah Qaasim

Assalamu Alaikum
Dear respected,

I have question about the ingredients of medicine. My parent sent me
medicine when I developed fever and fell sick. My sister wanted me to take that medicine. I read the ingredient first and saw that the medicine contained ''powder of nacre, and gallstone powder of cow.'' I was not sure whether I should take it or not. I didn't take the medicine. I was really very sick that I couldn't do any work. It was getting worse every day. I was confused and didní»t know whether I should take it or not. I just threw the medicine away and told my sister that I had already taken it. Can you please comment on my behaviour from Islamic perspective?
Ammaarah Qaasi


Reply By : Md. Obaidullah Mohiuddin Qasmi
Designation : Mufti: Online Darul Ifta, MMERC 


Dear sister in Islam


Medicine made of powder of nacre, and gallstone powder of cow is Haraam and not allowed to be eaten. To eat Haraam medicine is allowed only in dire need provided that there is no substitute of Halaal medicine for that disease. In your case of fever there are many Halaal medicines, so you are not allowed to have above-quoted medicine in case of fever.
I am pleased to hear that you didn't eat that medicine But you told your sister that you had taken it while you didní»t. This is a false statement and you should have avoided it. Telling lie is strictly prohibited. In such a case you should have avoided it by many true statements, even telling the fact that why you caní»t eat it.
May Allah fortify and strengthen your faith and cure you from all kinds of ailments.

Thanking Y

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