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Coke Fatwa

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– Issuing the fatwa
– Egyptian Department of Fatwas requested Ministry of Public Health to analyze Pepsi and Coca-Cola
– Ministry of Public Health confirmed sodas contained no narcotics, alcohol, or pepsin
– Narcotics and alcohol are prohibited under Islamic law
– Pepsin from pig stomachs is not allowed in Muslim Sharia law
– Ministry of Public Health verified absence of harmful microbes in the drinks
– Department of Fatwas declared drinks permissible based on Ministry of Public Health’s findings
– Mufti Hasanayn al-Makhluf stated all foods/drinks are halal unless proven otherwise
– Consumption of unknown food/beverage is permitted until its nature is determined

– See also
– List of fatwas

– References
– Skovgaard-Petersen, Jacob (1997). Defining Islam for the Egyptian State
– Kamdar, Ismail (2011). Of Wa-Hubbies and Conspiracies
– Liebesny, Herbert J. (1975). The Law of the Near and Middle East
– Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Pepsin from Hog Stomach (PDF)

– Categories
– Fatwas
– 1951 documents
– Halal food

Coke Fatwa (Wikipedia)

On September 11, 1951, an Egyptian newspaper, al-Ahram, published a fatwa by mufti Hasanayn al-Makhluf ruling Coca-Cola and Pepsi were permissible under Islamic law. The premise of the case was due to rumors and conspiracies spreading among the public, such as the Coca-Cola logo, when reflected in a mirror, spelling out "No Mohammed no Mecca" in Arabic.

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