Is it permissible to use products like shampoo and soap that include lard?

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Is it permissible to use products like shampoo and soap that include lard?
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Dear Brother / Sister,

It is not permissible to use the products that is definitely known to include lard.  In such cases, it is possible to decide based on the reliability of the producing firms and whether there is any information about lard on its package.

What is essential in things is being halal; haram becomes certain with definite evidences. If the evidence is not definite, it cannot be said it is definitely haram. It is not definitely known whether this additive is haram.

A person is regarded as innocent unless he is proved guilty. That is it is essential for a product to be halal. Therefore, a product is regarded as clean unless it is proved to be harmful and haram (forbidden). Accordingly, it is permissible to use a product unless it is proved to be haram and especially if it is written on the package that it does not contain lard.

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