Using Medication Containing Unlawful Ingredients
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Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam
In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,
The scholars (within the Hanafi School) have differed as to the permissibility of using unlawful (harām) medication. It is related from Imam Abu …

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