A lot of products use white wine or spirit vinegar.
A lot of products use white wine or spirit vinegar . is it halaal to consume?
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.
Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:
Any product which contains white wine or any type of wine, will be haraam, because of its express prohibition in the Qur’aan, Allaah says in Surah Maa’idah Aayah 90: “O you who have believed, indeed intoxicants, gambling, idol worship and divining by arrows are filth from the actions of the devil, so abstain from it in order that you may be successful.” [i]
But if you mean white wine vinegar, which is simply wine that has become vinegar, then that according to the Hanafi Madhab is permissible, the same applies to spirit vinegar.
Imaam Al-Margheenaani Rahimahullaah says in Al-Hidaayah: “If wine becomes vinegar, it will be permissible regardless of whether it became vinegar on its own, or due to something added to it, and it is not Makrooh to make it into vinegar.” [ii]
Imaam As-Sarakhsi Rahimahullaah says in Al-Mabsoot: “The root of the matter is that turning wine into vinegar by treating it is permissible according to us, and it will be permissible to use the vinegar once it has been changed.” [iii]
And Allaah knows best.
Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.
Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.
[i] يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنَّمَا الْخَمْرُ وَالْمَيْسِرُ وَالْأَنْصَابُ وَالْأَزْلَامُ رِجْسٌ مِنْ عَمَلِ الشَّيْطَانِ فَاجْتَنِبُوهُ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ
[ii] وإذا تخللت الخمر حلت سواء صارت خلا بنفسها أو بشيء يطرح فيها، ولا يكره تخليلها