Maggi Soup

Q 4: There is a chicken's meat paste called Maggi Soup. This paste is added to boiled water to produce instant soup. Is it permissible to eat this soup, given that we do not know if it contains unlawful fats?

A: The soup takes the same ruling as its source in regard to lawfulness or prohibition. In other words, if the source is known to be lawful, the soup will be lawful; if its source is not known, it will be lawful as well. Also, if a Muslim does not know whether the soup is mixed with unlawful fats, it will be lawful, because the basic ruling of such things is lawfulness and it cannot be altered unless there is evidence supporting otherwise.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.