In the Name of Allah, the Inspirer of Truth.
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
We concur with SANHA's original ruling the impermissibility of Shellac based on the unanimous decision of:
Jamiatul Ulama South Africa - Johannesburg
Mufti Yusf Docrat, Mufti M.Y. Minty, Mufti Zakariyya Pandor
Darul Uloom Abu Bakr –Port Elizabeth
Mufti Siraj Desai
Madrasah Taleemuddeen - Isipingo
Mufti E. Salejee
Jamiatul Ulama KZN - Durban
Mufti E. Salejee
Channel Islam International - Johannesburg
Mufti AK Hoosen
Jaamiah Mahmoodiyyah - Springs
Madrasah Arabia Islamia - Azaadville
Mufti Muhammad Obeid
Darul Uloom Zakariyya - Lenasia
Mufti Radaul Haqq Yusufzai
Madrasah In’aamiyah - Camperdown
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Waterval Islamic Institute - Johannesburg
Mufti Ahmad Mia, Mawlana Nazir Sanjalvi, Mufti Yusuf Phiri, Mufti M. Mia
Majlisul A’immah, Kimberly
Mufti Ayyub Jeena.
Kindly note, we will not be updating every link on the web-site (www.foodguide.org.uk),
to advise of shellac's IMPERMISSIBLE status. Please accept this
statement as sufficient notice on the change of status of shellac.
Where shellac is only used as a coating on apples etc, washing it off thoroughly will render it Halaal. This is only necessary when one is definite Shellac has been used.
It is also used to replace the natural wax of the apple, which is removed during the cleaning process. When used for this purpose, it has the food additive E number E904
Kindly note that SANHA have revised their decision on shellac very recently.
Shellac Reviewed! - http://www.sanha.co.za/a/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2106&Itemid=230
After several attempts to gain clarification on the change of decision, they have not reverted back to us. We stick to the view of impermissibilty until contrary information is received.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shellac
And Allah knows Best
Wa Alaykumussalaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh