Ruling on imported butter and Pepsi

Q: There are many rumors about imported butter and Pepsi. (Part No. 22; Page No. 262) We often hear that imported butter and Pepsi contain unlawful substances.

A: We do not know of a reason for prohibiting imported butter and Pepsi, because the basic ruling about anything is lawfulness unless there is a reason that proves it to be unlawful. However, if a person has doubts about any of them, they should abandon these products and opt for whatever they are certain about. This is according to the Prophet's Hadith in this regard.We sent a message to the Ministry of Trade with reference to what was said about imported butter, and they replied that it is free from any unlawful substances as rumored. We pray to Allah (Exalted be He) to grant us success in understanding His Religion.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.