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Is it permissible to consume colostrum?

Nasihah (Advice): The black stone

Sayyiduna Ibn Abbaas Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “The Black Stone descended from Paradise and it was whiter than milk, then it was blackened by the sins of the children of Adam.” (Tirmidhi)



Question and Answer:

  1. Colostrum is the first form of milk produced by mammals including many humans immediately following delivery of a new-born. Is it permissible to consume colostrum produced by mammals. There are many products containing colostrum available in the market which have great benefits.


(Question published as received)

  1. In terms of Shariah, the consumption of human colostrum is not permissible. A breastfed child suckling from the mother/wet-nurse is the obvious exception.(Shaami 3/211)

However, it is permissible to consume colostrum derived from Halaal animals, for e.g. a cow or goat as it falls under the same ruling of consuming its milk, which is permissible.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa



Mufti Ebrahim Desai


(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 



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