Minute Amount of Alcohol in Food

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Yasir Qadhi

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Is it permissible to have very small amounts of alcohol in our food?

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this question is basically about having minute quantities of alcohol in One's Food. The basic rule our Profit System said headache is as soon as you say mascara Kathy Ruth aka Lulu, how long that witch intoxicates in large quantities is how long in small quantities, this is a maximum effect, and it is ahaadeeth. by large quantities, we don't mean if you drink a lake, you will die if you drink a lake, we mean that which a reasonable average person may consume in a short period of time 5678 glasses, okay, if something kills you before it intoxicates you that's not how long Okay, water will kill you if you drink gallons and gallons in a very short period as has happened recently in a

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number of times. So, if something in toxic is in a reasonably large, large quantity, a very light beer, for example, if you drink 10 glasses, you'll become intoxicated. Therefore, a drop of that beer is how long a person can drink 10 glasses in an hour or two. If that will intoxicated then a drop of that beer if you put it on your tongue, it says how long mascara kathira who knew how long However, a number of points first and foremost, the Islamic prohibition is on Homer, not an alcohol. Alcohol is a class of chemical compounds. Anything that has an O h radical becomes an alcohol. Not every alcohol is common. methanol is not harmless, it will kill you before it intoxicates you the

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primary alcohol in our times that is common is ethanol or ethyl alcohol. That is what is found in beer and in other products. And there are other types of alcohol that also intoxicated but not every alcohol intoxicating. And not every intoxicant is an alcohol. Therefore, when you pick up a food item, and you read all the ingredients, and you read something ISO propylene glycol, whatever alcohol, don't just say, oh, how long you need to do your research. Majority of those alcohols are chemical alcohols, not common. What is clearly intoxicating, or potentially intoxicating, is ethanol or ethyl alcohol, both the same thing. Not all ethyl alcohol is haram as well. Why? Because if the

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quantity of ethanol is so miniscule, that it will not intoxicate you, then it is not harmful, even if there's ethanol in there. And the classic example for this is vanilla, we need to look at what is the purpose of that ethanol as well. Vanilla is a chemical compound that is found in a particular substance, the vanilla fruit or nuts, it is extracted, that is a taste. And in order to get that extraction from that extraction to your cake to your ice cream, there must be a mechanism to preserve the vanilla. And that mechanism is ethanol. Ethanol. As every chemist and every person who study chemistry knows ethanol is innate, and it does not interact with the substance. That's why

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it's so useful, you can put another substance in ethanol and preserve the substance from the production to your kitchen. So ethanol therefore becomes a solvent that has no actual role other than to preserve How can you extract this and then take it to the kitchen. It is via the mechanism of the ethanol. So vanilla extract has a lot of ethanol, but the purpose of the ethanol is what it is to preserve the flavor of the vanilla and then how much do you add, you will add half a teaspoon, a few drops. And that will then be to your whole cake or to your homemade ice cream. So that amount of vanilla extract that you add, it will never be enough to intoxicate you. You can eat lots of

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vanilla ice cream, and you will not feel any intoxication mascara kathira fucka Ludo haraam that which intoxicating largest hot almond small therefore that which does not intoxicated enlarge, is helpful in large and small. You can eat vanilla ice cream, you can eat vanilla cake, you will not become intoxicated, therefore it is held as well. Some natural fermentation might occur. Actually, at the molecular level. Orange Juice apple juice might have some fermentation. If you were to do a very detailed chemical study of your orange juice at home you might find some fermentation some ethanol produced does it make orange juice out on? No because you can drink a lot of orange juice

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and what will happen? You might get sick but you won't become intoxicated. So small minuscule quantities are overlooked. Now, you go to a Khaled steakhouse, and they add

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wine. You will say chef, you just said that if it doesn't and toxic in large quantities headed in small quantities, I can eat 234 of these steaks, and I will not become intoxicated. Does that make the steak halaal

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we say there's another principle. And this is one of the principles of the [???]ty Moodle Bhima Casa de her actions are judged by their intention. So we do not say the ruling of vanilla extract is the same as the ruling of meat in which vodka or rum has been added. Why? Because what is the purpose of the ethanol in the vanilla extract? It is to preserve the flavor of the vanilla. And to make the ethanol irrelevant. What is the purpose of adding wine into the meat to get the taste of the wine. We do not say the same ruling applies. And so we say that one is hella vanilla and the other is haram because the goal there is to taste the vodka or the rum or the wine whereas the goal here

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actually ethanol is inert. You don't even taste the ethanol. The point is to taste the what the vanilla So to conclude this, we say first thing is it hammer and hammer is that which intoxicates the mind if it's not common? It's hella so we look at the ingredients not every alcohol is Hummer not every Hummer is alcohol there are certain compounds that are not alcoholic right. Number two, does consuming it in a reasonable quantity intoxicated if it does, then it is how long so if you eat whatever, you know, marijuana brownies, if you have these brownies that will make you high and if you have to eat six or seven brownies to get high, can you eat a piece of brownie Yes or no? No

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based on what? mascara? Kathy Ruffalo how long Okay, now vanilla cake. You can eat and eat and eat will you get high? No. Then you can eat cake. Okay, that's the second principle. The third principle, even if it doesn't intoxicate you, you then go to the rule number three. Why was it added? mocassins? What was the goal of adding if it was added to be a secondary product to preserve the flavor of the vanilla? We say it's overlooked because a tablet or tablet there's another principle but if it was added for the taste, we say no, that was the intention. So we then say it is not allowed.