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Cosmetics: Halal and Haram

10:01 AM

Salam and hello!

First of all, I would like to apologise if I might offend some of you out there >.< This is one of the very sensitive issue that I am risking to bring up on my blog here today.

Moving on, it is important for Muslims to know what are we putting on our face, just as we want to know what we eat and drink. FYI, I don't want to stray into any other topic regards of Islam and Muslims so I will stick to this topic thoroughly.

Since last year, we have seen the trends of where personal sellers and even a few of the online retailers taking pre-orders of cosmetics from USA e.g NYX, Physician's Formula etc. I too am caught in the wave of buying pre-order items. Hahaha.

So one day, a friend of mine posted a link containing a list of Halal and Haram Cosmetics on my Facebook news feed. And it was from this website:

Here is a little background check on them from their About Us page :)

           "Syed Rasheeduddin Ahmed has been providing list of Halal/Haram food products to Muslims since 1985. The first Halal food list of Chicago area supermarkets was published in IFANCA's newsletter in 1985. The first edition of Halal food book "A Comprehensive List of Halal Food Products in US Supermarkets" was published in 1991. The Hadya from four editions of Halal food books was given to Islamic Community of Fairfield County 's masjid building funds in Connecticut. The organization was registered in 1993. The Hadya from the 5th to the 7th editions was used to publish the next edition. The MCG website was started in 2000 and Alhumdulillah, it became very popular by the Grace of Allah. According to Google Statistics, from July 12, 2013 to July 31, 2013 a 46, 049 Muslims visited our website from 160 countries. Alhumdulillah about 2400 Muslims logged this website daily. This MCG website was developed by br. Zahid Presswala of LJ Web Management Company in July 2011. MCG consults with Mufti Mohammed Hafeezur Rahman Khan of Huston, TX, Mufti Syed Ahmed ul Quadri of IDEA Dallas, TX, Mufti Mohsin Meccki of Chicago Sunni Muslim Society and Mufti Khalil Ahmed of Jamai Nizamia Hyderabad, India on Sharia rules for Halal foods."

So I guess it is rather a legitimate website to take note, especially as it is based in the USA so they should know more of the products coming from there.

Imagine my face expressions when I was reading.

Haha. Exactly.

I end up being satisfied and dissatisfied at the same time. Lol.

To summarise in a much simple form, here's some of what I managed to extract from the link provided above :o

Brands/Products to watch out if they contain Cochineal (Insects) and Carmine Red Colour as they are Haram: Etude House USA, American Beauty, After Glow, Jane, Revlon, E.L.F, L'oreal, Maybelline, MAC, Biotherm, Derma Blend, Estee Lauder, Jordana

Brands/Products of No Claims on Animal Fat Free therefore deemed as Mushbooh and also Not Halal: Physician's Formula (Beauty Spiral®Brightening Compact Foundation, Mineral Wear™Talc-Free Mineral Liquid Foundation, Youth-Boosting Foundation & Brush, Physician Formula's Youth-Boosting Spotless Foundation SPF 15)

What bugs me the most was Physician's Formula. Lol. Why why why?

Anyways, these are only a part of what I have gotten from the website. And not every single product is mentioned out there yet - you know how many products are out there haha.

I have already provided the link up there in case you are wondering what else is there that I didn't mention here. This is just as a guideline for all my fellow Muslim sisters who loves cosmetics just as much as I do~

Til then blurbers!

P/S: Please, no negative comments. Don't start commenting with "No need to put on makeup blablabla", I don't need one here. This is just a guideline, take note!

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