Last Updated: 2012/01/19
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group Laws and Jurisprudence
Summary of question
Is it permissible to eat chips containing porcine enzymes?
In many American chips there are porcine enzymes; is eating such chips permissible? (Does one need to investigate to see if the enzyme undergoes istihalah (transformation)?)
The grand maraji’ responded to this inquiry like this:
The office of the grand Ayatullah Khamenei:
In the case of the question it isn't permissible.
The office of the grand Ayatullah Makarem Shirazi:
It isn’t permissible.
The office of the grand Ayatullah Safi Golpaygani:
If one is certain that they contain najis substances, their consumption will be haram. Allah knows best.
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