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« on: Nov 15, 2009 06:32 AM »

Salaam alaikum

I feel guilty ..I feel like I always take take take from here ..but never offerred anything else ... May you all be blessed endlessly InshaAllah and may I remember to make dua for you inshaAllah.

This is probably silly ... but really I don't know. I'll try to make this short InshaAllah.

So basically I've been dealing with acne/scars for about 4 years now  ..and mom says theres prob something wrong with my digestive system... Also my mom and aunt ..or no one is really aware that I was told  I was prediabetic about 2 years ago, I started the meds and what not but quit after two months and never saw a dr again about that...

Today my mom and aunt went to some asian town, and they went to a herbal dr. Basically this dr asked to see my aunts tongue and w/out her saying anything else he stated that she had irregular periods, and that she was suffering from a liver illness (which is true)..and when he saw my moms tongue he stated that she gets hot a lot ( and not sure what else). Anyways my mother told him about me, and he stated that basically I needed to stay away from oily foods, and chocolate. He also stated that I could have liver issues, and that I could develop menopause early :S ... obviously that makes my mother worried, so anyway My mom purchased these pills for me from him.

As I was taking them for the first time, I realized there was gelatin in obviously I objected to taking it. My mother on the other hand said ... in the time of illness, it is okay ... and how alcohol is in some medicine but because we are sick we take it. And how other herbal or other nutrient pills or whatever also have gelatin in them,but because it is necessary, she takes them.

I struggle with this ... I took them for tonight, but I feel so awful ... =(

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« Reply #1 on: Nov 15, 2009 10:48 AM »


Most capsules are made of gelatin.

I take starflower oil and it takes a lot of looking to find gelatin free capsules.

I can't give you a religious opinion in this just that that's where the gelatin probably is!

I'm a mine of utterly useless information!!!

What herb is it, maybe we can find it in a vegetarian variation? Actually thinking about this, I don't like the thought of you self medicating without having pursued clarification of your previous diagnosis.

Go to a doctor now, and show him/her the herbs your taking too just in case. You can't let something like diabetes go untreated, it could end up getting very complicated and causing other illnesses!

I absolutely hate needles but went back for a blood sugar test, when I had been diagnosed with possible diabetes in pregnancy.

You absolutely have to, it could be causing your other problems.

Not being a medic, I would suggest you stop taking these pills and go to a Dr. first!


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« Reply #2 on: Nov 17, 2009 02:41 AM »

Walaikum Asalaam sis

Yah unfortunately most capsules are ... it was weird I was reading something about opening up the capsules and eating what's inside .. cuz I m guessing its mostly the outside part that is the gelatin ? not something I am quoting to follow ..but just an interesting thing ...

I am sure I could prob find something ..InshaAllah ... lol...but i did stop taking them was just that one unfortunate night.

Anyways I'll try to get to a Dr before my insurance runs out at the end of this week :|

Thanks for replying =)
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« Reply #3 on: Nov 21, 2009 12:41 AM »

Asalamualaikum wrt wb,

All praise be to Allah.

I have heard from my teachers that there are differing opinions regarding gelatin according to the Ulema.  Some scholars stated that gelatin has changed enough from its original form that it is no longer considered pork, this is called Istihaalah.  In this case it can be used in medicines and otherwise.

Other scholars stated that in the production of gelatin its source material has not changed enough, and so it is still considered pork, and thus it is haram.

In summary, it is better to avoid gelatin if you can, since the scholars have differing views on this issue, and it is best to avoid doubtful matters.

I hope this helps.

And Allah knows best.

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