I read in the newspaper that there are pork derivatives in cosmetics (such as lipstick), soaps, capsules containing medicine and other things. My question is, what should I do? Should I stop using rouge, creams and shampoo even though when I read the list of ingredients I cannot tell what the source of these things is?.
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen was asked about some leaflets which say that some soaps are made from pork fat, what do you think? He replied:
The basic principle is that everything that Allaah has created for us on this earth is halaal, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“He it is Who created for you all that is on earth”
If someone claims that this is haraam because it is impure etc., then he has to provide proof. But there is no basis for believing every conjecture or everything that is said.
Liqa’ al-Baab al-Maftooh, 31/20.
And Allaah knows best.