Metformin Tablets

Metformin Tablets

Question

My cousin is a diabetic and has been taking Metformin tablets until he found out that it is film coated. One of the ingredients of the film coating is Magnesium Stearate. The Stearate component is Fatty Acid. In a Daily Mail article, the Fatty Acid part was described as being of animal origin. SANHA has listed Magnesium Stearate as a substance of doubtful halal status. For this reason, he has stopped using this tablet and has not been able to find an alternative. Is it permissible for him to take this tablet? (This question is from Malawi)

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Photographs and Images

Photographs and Images

Question

Is it permissible to take digital photographs of people without their permission? What is the ruling regarding keeping and circulating the images of pious people who have passed away? What about selfies in front of the Kaʿbah and in Masjid Nabawī in front of the grave of the Prophet ﷺ?

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Alcohol in Jus-Rol Puff Pastry

Alcohol in Jus-Rol Puff Pastry

Question

The ingredients of Jus-Rol Puff Pastry include alcohol. Is this Ḥalāl?

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Can a car dealer refer customers to finance company

Can a car dealer refer customers to finance company?

Question

I am a car trader. Sometimes I have customers who are unable to finance the purchase of the cars. Some of them source their own finance from a third party company and pay me directly for the vehicle. Sometimes the finance companies purchase a car from me for their clients.

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