Sunday | 18 August 2019 | 17 Dhul-Hajj 1440

Fatwa Answer

Question ID: 491 Category: Permissible and Impermissible
Question on a Medicine Ingredient


Our five years old son has very early onset chrohns, and in order to avoid some heavy medications to treat him, we are opting for some probiotics and supplements from a small holistic clinic (alternative medicine). One of the dietary supplements prescribed is called SPM Active: Specialized Pro-resolving Mediators and comes in a soft gel. It is a "practitioners' exclusive" and I am being told no other medication like it is available. However, the only way it is being offered is in a soft gel made with Bovine gelatin. The company Metagenics confirmed that there is NO pork used and Bovine gelatin is beef. Is it acceptable to give this soft gel to our son for treatment? If not, could we puncture the gel tab and squeeze the non-gelatin liquid out, although the doctor who prescribed it told us there is no guarantee that some of the gel tablet and liquid contents inside the tablet would not mix.

Please advise, and please keep our son and all of us in your Dua'as.




الجواب وبالله التوفيق      

May Allaah Ta'alaa grant your son complete and quick cure. 

Based on the facts presented about the medicine it deems appropriate that you give the medicine to your son without the soft gel.  

واللہ اعلم بالصواب  

Question ID: 491 Category: Permissible and Impermissible
جیلٹن کے خول میں دوا کا استعمال

السلام علیکم

کیا گائے کی جیلٹن سے بنے ہوئے سافٹ جیل کے  خول میں مہیا دوا کا استعمال کیا جا سکتا ہے؟ 

برائے مہربانی ہمارے بیٹے کی صحت کے لیے دعا کیجیے۔

الجواب وبالله التوفيق      

اللہ آپ کے بیٹے کو شفاء کاملہ عاجلہ مستمرہ نصیب فرماِئیں۔

صورت مسؤلہ میں دوا کو بغیر خول کے کھلائیں، احتیاط کا تقاضا یہی ہے۔ 

واللہ اعلم بالصواب