Dubai - Pig-Free 'Halal' cosmetics for Muslim women launched in
Now it is the time for religiously correct cosmetics , that conforms the Islamic teachings and quaran's sayings.
By the way this is a product from Layla Mandi, a Canadian make-up artist who got converted to Islam.
For Muslim women who feel they are violating Islam’s teachings by using skin creams with alcohol and pig residues, Layla Mandi has the
answer: religiously-correct “halal” cosmetics.
The Canadian makeup artist who converted to Islam is marketing cosmetics called OnePure, which she says have the luxury feel of international brands minus the elements banned under Islamic law.
“There are pork derivatives and alcohol in most cosmetics products, so Muslims should really use something else,” Mandi said.
From Islamic banking to alcohol-free hotels, products tagged as halal have become popular among devout Muslims — who pray five times a day and perform other rituals. Under the concept of halal — which means “lawful” in Arabic — pork and its by-products, alcohol and animals not slaughtered according to Koranic procedures are all forbidden.
But is 'halal' apply only for food items?
"The customer is not going to drink it. It?s something to apply on your body or clothes so it?s not related to halal or haram or religion," Hamdi said. "The issue is not whether it?s halal or haram, it?s more about the benefits of the product."
'Fatwa man' disagrees.
But a senior cleric at the United Arab Emirates' Dar al-Iftaa, which issues fatwas, or religious edicts, disagreed.
"If any of the cosmetic products contained pig derivatives or alcohol they should not be used because this is contaminated and one does not want to apply contaminated (products) on one?s body," said the cleric, who is not authorised to identify himself in his task in answering Muslims' queries by telephone.