Rennet of a Carcass

Q: Is rennet from a dead animal (not slaughtered) permissible to consume?


A: Milk from a dead animal (not slaughtered) is impure because it is a liquid that has come in contact with an impure vessel and thus becomes impure. Rennet from a dead animal which is a yellowish substance that is extracted from the stomach of an animal and processed to make cheese is also impure as is the skin-lining of the rennet.


This is the position of the school.


However, it has been reported that it (the rennet) is pure and permissible.


Source: Kashshaf al-Qina', Sharh al-Muntaha, al-Insaf

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