Is it permissible to consume/use Beeswax and Carnauba Wax?

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The Magnum-Opus Encyclopaedia Britannica states, “Beeswax, commercially useful animal wax secreted by the worker bee to make the cell walls of the honeycomb….The beeswax is obtained, after removal of the honey, by melting the honeycomb, straining the wax to remove impurities, and pressing the residue to extract any remaining wax. [1]

From further research, it is clear that Beeswax (E901) is the pure wax produced by Honeybees from honeycomb etc and it contains no actual part of any animal or insect. Thus, this is permissible to consume/use.

Carnauba Wax 
The Magnum-Opus Encyclopaedia Britannica states, “Carnauba wax, also called Brazil wax or ceara wax – a vegetable wax obtained from the fronds of the carnauba tree (Copernicia cerifera) of Brazil. Valued among the natural waxes for its hardness and high melting temperature, carnauba wax is employed as a food-grade polish and as a hardening or gelling agent in a number of products.” [2]

Thus, it is clear that Carnauba Wax is a vegetable/vegan wax and therefore, permissible to consume and/or use.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best.
Mufti Mubasshir Ahmed
14 Sha’baan 1441/ 8 April 2020

Concurred by: Mufti Chakil Omarjee
Approved by: Mufti Tahir Wadee| Mufti Yusuf Ilolvi

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قوله تعالى يخرج من بطونها شراب مختلف ألوانه فيه شفاء للناس فيه بيان طهارة العسل.. وقوله: { فيه شفاء للناس} أي: في العسل شفاء للناس من أدواء تعرض لهم
[Ahkām al-Qur’ān, 5/5]

عن أبي سعيد الخدري، رضي الله عنه، قال: جاء رجل إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال: إن أخي استطلق بطنه. فقال: “اسقه عسلا”. فسقاه عسلا ثم جاء فقال: يا رسول الله، سقيته عسلا فما زاده إلا استطلاقا! قال: اذهب فاسقه عسلا. فذهب فسقاه، ثم جاء فقال: يا رسول الله، ما زاده إلا استطلاقا! فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: صدق الله، وكذب بطن أخيك! اذهب فاسقه عسلا. فذهب فسقاه فبرئ
[Bukhāri – 5716, Muslim 2217]

عن عائشة، رضي الله عنها؛ أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم كان يعجبه الحلواء والعسل. هذا لفظ البخاري
[Bukhāri – 5682, Muslim – 1474]

وعن ابن عباس قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: الشفاء في ثلاثة: في شرطة محجم، أو شربة عسل، أو كية بنار، وأنهى أمتي عن الكي
[Bukhāri – 5680]

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