Kindly let me know about asafetida, what is the status of this herbal extract in Islam.

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Kindly let me know about asafetida, what is the status of this herbal extract in Islam

 

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Herb asafetida

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The herb Asafoetida or what is generally known as ‘hing’ in the Indian sub-continent is derived from the yellow flowers of this herbaceous perennial plant. The herb Asafoetida or ‘hing’ has a foul smell when raw, but in cooked dishes it delivers a smooth and distinct flavor, and is also used as a digestive aid.

 

The herb ‘Asafoetida’ or ‘hing’ is from the vegetation kingdom, and as with all produce of the vegetation kingdom, it is absolutely ‘halaal’ and lawful for the believers to consume as food.

 

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