What is the Islamic Injunction on Consuming Milk from ASDA?

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gra­cious, the Most Mer­ci­ful.

As-salā­mu ‘alaykum wa-rah­mat­ul­lāhi wa-barakā­tuh

The Fat­wa quot­ed below was delib­er­at­ed amongst the Schol­ars at Depart­ment of Darul-Iftaa (Wifaqul Ula­ma) and the con­clu­sion reached after dis­cus­sion was as fol­lows:

بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم
هو الموفق
حامدا ومصليا ومسلما
الجواب ومنه الصواب

Since there are no added ani­mal fat or (ani­mal) ingre­di­ents in the ASDA brand milk, it will be per­mis­si­ble to con­sume. We advise Mus­lims to be care­ful and con­firm the con­tent before for­ward­ing mes­sages on Social Media.

  1. (Mufti) Amjad Mohammed (HA)
  2. (Mufti) Bilal Issak (HA)
  3. (Mufti) Faisal al-Mah­mudi (Canada)  (HA)
  4. (Qad­hi) Imran Sayed Falahi (HA)
  5. (Mufti) Mohammed Ash­faq (HA)
  6. (Qari) Muham­mad Shoy­aib Nur­gat (HA)
  7. (Mufti) Zakaria Akudi  (HA)
  8. (Mufti) Zubair Dud­ha (HA)

Dis­claimer: Wifaqul Ula­ma pro­vides answers as gen­er­al guide­li­nes based on known rel­e­vant mat­ters at the time, and are not intend­ed for use for any oth­er pur­pos­es (legal or oth­er­wise) with­out our speci­fic writ­ten con­sent.

Admin­is­tra­tive Research

Super­mar­ket Milk sup­ply in Britain is dom­i­nat­ed by three com­pa­nies and they Arla Foods UK, Robert Wise­man Dairies, and Dairy Crest.

ASDA Whole Milk and ASDA Semi Skimmed Milk are both sourced from Arla Foods UK. They are a sub­sidiary of Arla Foods (Den­mark) which is one of the largest dairy com­pa­nies in the world.

The Milk is all obtained from British Farms. The Arla dairy at Ayles­bury was offi­cial­ly opened by Agri­cul­ture Sec­re­tary Owen Pater­son in 2014 and it is one of the largest in the coun­try and pos­si­bly sup­plies a large num­ber of ASDA stores.

There are no ani­mal addi­tives or preser­v­a­tives added to the Milk by Arla Foods UK which is sup­plied to ASDA and sold as ASDA Whole Milk and ASDA Semi Skimmed Milk.

Con­fir­ma­tion from Farmer

23th of Novem­ber 2016: Thanky­ou very much for issu­ing state­ment to cor­rect mis­in­for­ma­tion. We farm­ers are very grate­ful

Acknowl­edge­ment from ASDA (Wifaqul Ula­ma and Mags Inter­ac­tion)

23th of Novem­ber 2016: Morn­ing, real­ly sor­ry about the trou­ble caused with the respon­se that was sent. Thank you for your sup­port with cus­tomers 🙂

Con­fir­ma­tion from ASDA

24th of Novem­ber 2016: Hi, we’ve con­tact­ed our sup­pli­er who have con­firmed that all our milk is suit­able for veg­e­tar­i­ans. No added fats at all! Jade