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Monday, March 21, 2011

Red Bull


Interesting response

Hi Lazeena,

Thank you for sending us your question.

Red Bull Energy Drink is a non-alcoholic beverage and is registered as a non-alcoholic beverage in all the countries where it is sold. But as most other beverages/soft drinks, Red Bull Energy Drink contains traces of alcohol coming from the flavors used. Red Bull contains less than 0.05 % alcohol.

If you're wondering for religious purposes, Red Bull Energy Drink is Halal. This has been certified by the MUSLIM JUDICIAL COUNCIL. Imaam Y. Harris, Cape Town. Before issuing this certificate, the production site and the origin of the ingredients were inspected and checked by an official of the Federation.

Also, Red Bull Energy Drink contains no animal by-products, so it is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans. Its key ingredients include taurine, caffeine, glucuronolactone and B Vitamins - which all work together to vitalize the body and the mind.

Hope this answers your questions.

With soaring regards,

-"D"
Red Bull

45 comments:

that's me said...

Thanks for the information, really great effort to bring us all this information

Stranded said...

Salam alekum
Dish soap is halal, does that mean it is halal to drink it?

Red Bull has no health benefits. Isn't a Muslim supposed to look after his/her health and not consume what is damaging to their body?

Maksud said...

i know energy drink that is halal, 0 sugar 0 Carbs, Organic and the source of energy is vitamin B12

maksud@genibiz.com

TahmidC said...

SO is it halal? it has some alcohol but it was certified halal.

restaurant halal said...

Ordonnances rendues en France en 1994 et 1996 respectivement approuvées dans la mosquée et la mosquée d'Evry et Paris la Grande Mosquée de Lyon comme une organisation autonomisation prêtres religieux autorisés à pratiquer des sacrifices rituels. Ces emplois exigent des abattoirs et de l'utilisation des prêtres qualifiés, mais pas à soumettre toute contrôle !!

Halal Beverages said...

Red Bull Vitaminised Drink is a non-alcoholic beverages and being certified with Halal certification by Malaysian JAKIM certification body and it's safe to consume by Muslim community.

Halaal Recipes said...

Jazkallah for this information and wonderful site in general.

Foodzilla said...

Salaams,

Even though redbull contains only 0.05%, is it still halal?

Anonymous said...

As far as I concerned, alcohol is still alcohol. And as we all know, alcohol is haram. So it's better not to drink it

Prodania said...

is it halal or harm? if it's haram then how other islamic web site says it is halal?

Prodania said...

is it halal or harm? if it's haram then how other islamic web site says it is halal?

Luqmanul Hakim said...

@stranded

red bull contains caffeine which is a central nervous system stimulant, temporarily warding off drowsiness and restoring alertness. University students drink a lot of it. Imo it is okay if you drink it in regulation right?

@anonymous

the perfume you use contains alcohol as well. alcohol vapours which you may breath in, causing it to circulate in your system. so i suppose that is haram too?

Allah knows best. Thank you for the information, may it be beneficial to all InsyaAllah

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Abbas said...
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Abbas said...

I believe your post above is misleading. I've read the above and sent it to RedBull, and received the following replies:

ME: "Hi There, I'm Muslim, and can't drink any level of alcohol. Recently, I've heard that you're Red Bull drink has 0.05% alcohol in it. Is this true?"

From: Cassandra Dini
Date: Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Dear Abbas,

Thank you for sending us your question.

It needs to be stressed that Red Bull Energy Drink is a non-alcoholic energy drink that has vitalizing impact on the body and mind.

Red Bull Energy Drink is halal. This has been certified by the MUSLIM JUDICIAL COUNCIL by Imaam Y. Harris, Cape Town. Before issuing this certificate the production site and the origin of the ingredients were inspected and check by an official of the Federation.

I hope this answers your question.

Regards,
Cassandra Dini
Red Bull Canada Ltd.



ME: Hello Cassandra,

Thanks for the quick response, it's much appreciated. Can you confirm that the Red Bull representative was incorrect on this site:

http://isithalal.blogspot.ca/2011/03/red-bull.html

Specifically, I was hoping that you could confirm or deny the following statement:

"But as most other beverages/soft drinks, Red Bull Energy Drink contains traces of alcohol coming from the flavors used. Red Bull contains less than 0.05 % alcohol."

Thanks!

From: Cassandra Dini
Date: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 1:13 PM
Subject: Red Bull Canada ltd.



Dear Abbas,


Thank you for your renewed interest in Red Bull Energy Drink.

Please accept my apology for the delayed response to your 2nd email. I was waiting to hear back from Austrian Headquarters.

It has to be stressed again that Red Bull Energy Drink is a non alcoholic. There are not traces of alcohol in the flavor because we do not at a flavor component containing alcohol.

Unfortunately, I am not aware of the web site you linked in your email. The information posted is inaccurate.

Cassandra Dini
Red Bull Canada Ltd.

Anonymous said...

Story about global warming again on the news.
The gods have the freedom to rapidly accelerate global warming because of unregulated Chinese industrialization. And they are using it.
Whereas US industrial regulation combined with automotive smog devices had contained, the shameful emmissions at the hand of Italian capital which financed this chinese growth will ultimately kill our planet.
The gods must abjectly hate the Italians:::They ruined our cultures, eliminating Old Worlds around the globe, they destroyed our societies and now they will be used to ruin the planet.
Intelligent design:::Everything the gods do has purpose. There was purpose in the Italian boot, the Scandanavian penis, the sheep of Europe and the SFBA Beast. Chinese/Asian slanted eyes is yet another. Designed to make them/some look evil, they are a warning to other races. What is occurring with enviornmental degredation is living proof.
Never forget the shameful experience we each had in 2008 when the Chinese desperately tried to clean up the envionment in Beijing.

Recall the $5 trillion Republican scam where W set up the evil Democrats to sign the credit card receipt.
Expect some portion of the $5 trillion stolen from the United States creatively went to the Catholic Church, positioned to bitterly complain they lost their affluent white parishoners for poor Latinos and this is all their doing anyways.
I always suspected there has been a skim on the US General Fund all along and I was right. And the gods are using these clone host fakes to kill Planet Earth, financing China industrialization. The puppeteer pulling the strings, ironically.


Jesus is a false god.
There is no Satan. The world around us is all the god's doing:::You have to be tested with temptation.
Christianity is a test.
Muslim misery? The gods claim they are trying to "help you". The gods control everything, choreograph all that we see, including Isreal's relationship with Palestine, an "obligation" for their money-grubbing acceptance of the Evil Empire's billions. They also control the Italians, victims of the Moorish invasion/rape of their women, positioned in charge of this false reality through Christianity.
The gods created all this to position this reality you experience today.
"Earning" is temptation. It is a lie leading people into Damnation. Any hope of the Muslim world regaining the power they once had is long since over and it will never, ever return. Their acts 0f terrorism are only hurting them in the eyes of the gods.
The gods claim they are trying to "help you", but they also stoked your pride with your regional superpower status of centuries ago, rendering their efforts today merely destructive, a very bad sign. This means the gods have major problems with your people.
Never forget:::The gods work in mysterious ways. A mortal trying to understand may envoke their wrath. You shouldn't need to.

I believe the gods relocated the Jews to another planet before the Holocaust began to give them additional time before Earth fell into the social decay Christianity and the United States is responsible for. I suspect this favor included some/many of the Native America peoples as well.
Unfortunately for Muslims you didn't have the favor necessary to be allowed such generosity. I believe it is due to your mysogyny, your belief women are inferior to the men. This does not include veiling, which is a positive for the people and helps maintain decency within your society.
Orthodoxy is always the best course of action because, as I have repeated, old is mostly good and a little evil, while new is mostly evil and a little good. This applies to Islam as well.

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Anonymous said...

Is red bull halal or not then?

Expat Deli said...

I never knew that Red Bull is Halal. Thanks for sharing such information. I visited this blog three days back for the first time, but now I'm a regular user. The blog provides a great information about all types of vegetarian and non-vegetarian halal foods.

Faith said...

Excue me how can it be halaah when it does contain 0.05 percent of alcohol. Will you plz clarfiy what's your definition of halaal?

Anonymous said...

http://www.thehealthyboy.com/2010/08/whats-really-in-your-red-bull.html?m=1

Read it
Consuming some ingredients more than needed can cause problem to health. I think it's not halal ( my opinion).

Nasir said...

Dear muslim brothers n sisters, please bear in mind Allah says in the Holy Quran.. leave those things which create doubts..so dont worry.. i've got some info that taurine is extracted from semen of bull !! so its better to avoid than sorry. Wa ma alayna illal balagh.

Mohammad Aashiq said...

Assalamwalaykum Wr. Wb.
can anyone please tell me whether investment in Futures or Options is halal or not ???

Kim Gibson said...

I found another non alcoholic beverage which is halal. Active Pro it is. Just try it out. It's really good.

arif naveed said...

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahe wa Barakatuhu.
This is a TRUTH...I would like to share with you all... What Allah Subhanna
taala opened infront of me just by a small will....just by a small
curiosity.....to investigate the content /
ingredient of what we are DRINKING regularly....in the name of POWER, ENERGY,
HEALTH etc etc..... It was nothing but a mixture of HARAM things
together.... ' RedBull ' contains ' Taurine ' which is made from the
blood of several types of dead animals....specially OX (BULL), PIG, CAT & other
slaughtered animals. As a Muslim we know that.... To eat dead animals is
HARAM, To eat blood of any animal is also HARAM,To eat animals without
islamically slaughtered (zabiha/ zibah ) is also HARAM.The TAURINE is derived
from
The blood of dead animals, The meat of animals (most probably
islamically unslaughtered) The selected parts of some animals like kidneys,
prostates, thigh musclesetc of ox, pig, lamb, cat etc. IT IS HARAM,,,,,, IT IS
HARAM,,,, WHAT WE ARE DRINKING IN THE NAME OF ENERGY IS HARAM...........PLEASE
FIND THE DOCUMENT
ATTACHED GIVING THE DETAILS OF TAURINE, ITS EXTRACTION, ITS CHEMICAL
ANALYSIS, ITS VALUES, AND ALL OTHER THINGS RELATED TO TAURINE PRODUCTS. ( I
HAVE GOT IT FROM INTERNET ) PLEASE SEND IT TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND .....
MAKE THEM AWARE ,,,, TO INVESTIGATE THE CONTENTS OF ..... WHAT THEY
ARE EATING AND DRINKING FROM MARKET.... REMEMBER ,,,
BY EATING THE HARAM FOOD YOUR DUAS AND PRAYERS WILL NOT BE ANSWERED ,,,
AND THE BARAKA IN YOUR HOME AND EARNING WILL BE TAKEN OFF. THINK OF THOSE
WHO ARE IN HABIT OF TAKING A CAN OF SUCH DRINKS BEFORE GOING TO BED WITH
THEIR WIFE,,,, TO HAVE GOOD CHILD..... HOW IT CAN BE GOOD IF SUCH DIRTY AND
HARAM THINGS ARE PRESENT IN ITS BLOOD AND FLORISHING THE CHILD
(FOETUS) .PLEASE PASS IT TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND HERE ONWARDS TAKE CARE BEFORE
EATING ANYTHING,.....ITS EASY IF YOU HAVE INTERNET YOU CAN EASILY CHECK THE
CONTENTS AND ITS ACTUAL CONDITIONS BEFORE EATING THEM.
There is no relation between taurine and halal concept , alcohol and pork residues could cause considering food as non halal in Islam and non kosher in Jewish religion.

Arif Navee

Anonymous said...

It's Haraam to make something Haraam which is not Haraam

Anonymous said...

brothers and sisters im not geniues but if we go back to just the basics of what we ahve been thought in islam
any thing that has alcohol even if it is 0.00000000000001 percent
that product will be haram
put it this way we you new a meat product had 0.000001 pork in it will you buy it

Anonymous said...

As salaamu alaikum brothers and sisters,

I have read all the comments and can somebody tell me where it is written in the Quran that an Haram thing is halal?
This beverage contains 0.05 percent alcohol and it is said to be halal.
Even if something has a bit of haram in it would it not become completely haram and for muslims to avoid consuming?
If anyone knows let me know so I can start drinking it like the rest of the muslims that believe it to be halal.

Thanks

Abdullah malak said...

assalam alaikum ,
dears all muslims, if something becomes controversial in islam it must be boycott to remove confusion, and also there are too much other soft,cold and energy drinks free of alcohol and taurine, that can be used .
thanks

Ahmed Khokhar said...

What about taurine? The one of the major ingredient of redbull?

Morty said...

Strictly i cant be halal, since it is an unhealthy product, a product wich dan cause harm! Redbull is NOT suitable for vegetarians, since it contains taurine, wich comes from bulls. Get ur facts right!

Mortuz said...

There is no god, there is no devil, there is no heavenly paradise! The end is the end, no heaven, no reincarnation. What you read in koran, bible, tenach is basicly all a lie, invented to keep people under controle and stupid, so no questions will be asked. Muhammad was in no way an advocate for love and peace, he was a violent warlord, Spreading terror and fear much like isil does now!
You have all been lied to! Open your eyes, and reject islam, christianity, judaism
Believe in science! Not religion!

khadim diop said...

salaam ! as a muslim you have to be sure about what you eat and drink becouse it can affect you heart امنً

tayyeba nasir said...

But the taurine obtain from blood of the animal & made up of tissues so the blood is haram for us .. & redbull contains taurine nor what would u say ??

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salman said...

Plzz read the reply given to Abbas by Cassandra from Red Bull, Canada,

Anonymous said...

A.a if this blog helped u guys then u actually dnt knw wat halal means once its said it has 0.05% of alcohol then definitely its not halal...whatever is said n even gvn the certificate by Muslims remember we r humans n as said even 0.01% of alcohol is not good then please my dear sisters n brothers dnt consume it...please have some other energy drinks n not this as no one has its perfect answer...leaving the rest of the decisions on you but remember it was said that it has so dnt use the halal wrd for it...thanks for ur attention on my comment...May Allah bless u All

Fatih Yalçın said...

There are traces of alcohol even in fruits or some breads because of natural fermentation.

As far as I know, if the alcohol is below 0,05% it is ok.

If there are also no harms to health in short or long term, it should be halal.

But as I am not an Islamic scholar, this must be clarified by them!

Unknown said...

Redbull is totally haram because it contains bulls sperm.

Anonymous said...

Please read actual documented facts not what some idiot told you.

It doesn't contain bull sperm, bull urine or anything to do with bulls, taurine is called taurine cause it was first found on the HIDE of bulls, but it is not where it comes from. in our human bodys we have 70x more taurine naturally in our bodies then in one can of redbull, and taurine is found in all meats including chicken, cows and a lot of taurine in seafood.

The original post claimed 0.05% of alcohol due to most energy drinks and fizzy drinks flavors ferment and turns slightly into alcohol but redbull doesn't use these flavors. Therefore it is halal, has been certified by MUSLIM JUDICIAL COUNCIL which I am sure they know more about it and have done far more research then anyone else here.

PS: there is no conscious god anyway so taking in haram will only be harmful due to the harmfulness of what you take in, no extra punishment.

vaterney vaterney said...

If there is 0.05% urine in milk is it halal? No absolutely not.red bull contains alcohol and taurine extracted by bull semen not halal

Anonymous said...

You are right that contain 0.05 alchoal or less but it does have right

Anonymous said...

Do u wana take on red bull. Its haram for u to make something haram when its halal

Abdul said...

Islamic Dietary Law divides the food in 05 categories: Halaal, Haraam, Makrooh, Mashbooh and Najis. No edible item falls out of these categories.

For more information: www.sanha.org.pk
This website explains the dietary laws that Muslims have to follow.