Fatwa: # 40397
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 17th March 2019


Porcine-sourced injections


Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wabarakatuhu respected Mufti sahib,


My question pertains to the use of anti-coagulant injections given after major surgeries. To avoid the risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, patients are injected with heparin/clexane/dalteparin injection following major surgeries.

Unfortunately, I have recently discovered that the salts for these injections are sourced from porcine sources.



This is not mentioned anywhere on the patient information leaflet of such injections.  However a google search with the term porcine included reveals this. Alternatives are availablee but I am not sure how widely they are in use.


Given the above facts, I have the following questions:

1. Since the injections use salts from porcine sources, would this be a case of tabdeel e mahiyyah?

2. If a patient has been injected with these in the past without knowing about their origin, what should they do now? Would istighfaar suffice?


Jazakillahu khayran


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