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liquorice in sweets

Last updated: 28th April 2006
Question ID: #1769
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28th April 2006


i wanted to know whether liquorice in sweets is halaal.


Ulamaa ID 03
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7th May 2006
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Ulamaa ID 03
Location: UK

Bismihi Subhanahu Wa-ta'ala
Assalamooalaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Respected Sister or Brother

Hereunder is the response to your query subject to disclaimer:

Liquorice itself is permissible unless there is an impermissible ingredient in the product containing it I.e. gelatine in a liquorice sweet. In short, liquorice is a mere ingredient in a liquorice sweet.

1. Deep-rooted coarse-textured plant native to the Mediterranean region having blue flowers and pinnately compound leaves; widely cultivated in Europe for its long thick sweet roots

2. A black candy flavoured with the dried root of the liquorice plant