From: Mirzard Uvais <[EMAIL PROTECTED] >
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Subject: Coca Cola is haraam, which was proved in 1984
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 23:47:40 -0700 (PDT)

Investigative Report
The World's Best-kept Secret
Coca-Cola Unveiled


After a detailed investigation it has been proven beyond any doubt that Coke
and other cooldrinks are HARAAM for Muslim consumption.

All of the facts gathered during my investigation are found herewith
including overwhelming proof from a previous investigation conducted by the
Mujlisul Ulama of South Africa.

This subsequently led to the Mujlisul Ulama declaring COKE HARAAM in the
early 80's. The UTUSAN KONSUMER declared it HARAAM in 1984 on a thorough
investigation of its own.

COKE was given a court order by the Indian government to reveal its secret
recipe but chose to rather pull out of the country than to disclose its
covert formula.

Since its inception COKE has ignored two court orders to reveal its true

The original recipe for COKE is at this point in time locked up in a bank
vault in the USA .

*        At any one time only the Head Chemist at Coca Cola knows the true
contents of COKE. The formula has been passed down from Head Chemist to his
predecessor over the years as the Head Chemists have retired.

>From all the proof gathered and put together it is astounding how this
product could ever have been declared HALAAL.

I had personally been abstaining for a year as I had previously had doubt
and it was therefore better for me to abstain for the sake of TAQWA, but it
is now a confirmed certitude that COKE is HARAAM and it is now my Islamic
duty to abstain.

The Contents of COKE

The Secret recipe of COKE as per a formulary book that belonged to John
Pemberton who invented Coca-Cola 107 years ago. The recipe included citrate
caffeine, extract of vanilla, seven flavoring oils, fluid extract of coca
(cocaine), citric acid, lime juice, sugar, water, caramel and alcohol.
Evidently the cocaine was removed in 1903. Coca-Cola continues to dominate
the scene after 107 years, and the profits from the sale of it have been
enormous.is <http://enormous.is/>  as follows:

Merchandise #1 Sugar

Merchandise #2 Caramel

Merchandise #3 Caffeine

Merchandise #4 Phosphoric Acid

Merchandise #5 Coca leaf and Cola nut Extract (20% Alcohol)

Merchandise #6 Was Lime juice, but was incorporated into Merchandise #7X as
an oil

Merchandise #7X Flavouring mixture (see below)

Merchandise #8 Vanilla

Merchandise #9 Glycerine, but apparently no longer used

Table: The Secret Recipe of Coca-Cola

The Secret Flavourant Merchandise #7X is made up as follows:

1 oz (28.35 grams) Citrate Caffeine 3 oz (85.05 grams) Citric Acid

1 oz (28.35 grams) Extract Vanilla 1 Qt Lime Juice

2.5 oz (70.88 grams) Flavouring 30 lbs Sugar

4 oz (113.4 grams) F.E.Coco 2.5 gal (11.365 litres) Water

Caramel sufficient


80 Oil Orange 40 Oil Cinnamon

120 Oil Lemon 20 Oil Coriander

40 Oil Nutmeg 40 Oil Neroil

1 Qt Alcohol (95%)


Mix Caffeine Acid and Lime Juice 1 Qt. Boiling water add vanilla and
flavouring when cool. Let stand for 24 hours


1.     Vanilla Extract (Not synthetic) is HARAAM (see attached proof)

2.     Ethanol is HARAAM (see attached proof)

3.     Alcohol is used in the preparation of the secret formula called 7X as
part of the flavouring (95% Alcohol) – HARAAM

4.     Glycerine that is used in the Formula 7X and also in the main recipe
is HARAAM. (NB. Glycerine is claimed to not be used in the main recipe

5.     Alcohol is used in the reparation of the Kola leaf and Kola nut
mixture (20% Alcohol) – HARAAM


2 Whole vanilla beans

1 ½ c Vodka or Brandy

½ c Water

1 c Granulated sugar

There are various recipes for Vanilla Extract from different resources but
this is the most common recipe. Apart from synthetic Vanilla Extract all
recipes for Vanilla Extract contain alcohol, either Brandy or Vodka in most

VANILLA EXTRACT has been overlooked and not been investigated before today,
not even by the Mujlisul Ulama or the Utusan Konsumer in their respective

With regards to ETHANOL below is the following Webster's dictionary
definition of ETHANOL:

Main Entry: eth a nol

Prounciation: 'e-th&-'nOl, British also 'E-

Function: noun

Date: 1900

: a colorless volatile flammable liquid C2H5OH that is the INTOXICATING
AGENT in liquors and is also used as a solvent – called also ethyl alcohol,
grain alcohol

(Based on Merriam-Webster's Collegiate(R) Dictionary, Tenth Edition)

Almost all cooldrinks manufactured today contain ethanol since ethanol is
used as a dissolving media for most flavourants.

COKE and SPARLETTA amongst others have admitted to having used ethanol in
their flavouring essence.

The reasoning that Ethanol is not KHAMR as professed by many scholars is
pure deception by shaitaan and the kuffaar.

The first declaration made by Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) concerning
this matter was that not only is wine prohibited but that the definition of
KHAMR extends to any substance which intoxicates, in whatever form or under
whatever name it may appear. Thus, for example, beer and similar drinks are

Our beloved Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) was once asked about certain
drinks made from honey, corn, or barley by the process of fermenting them
until they became alcoholic. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam),
blessed as he was with the best of speech, replied succinctly: 'Every
intoxicant is KHAMR and every KHAMR is HARAAM.'

And Hadhrat Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) declared from the pulpit of Rasulullah
(sallallahu alayhi wasallam): 'KHAMR is that which befogs the mind.'

>From the above it is evident that ETHANOL is beyond any doubt HARAAM despite
what our deceived brothers choose to believe.

GLYCERINE which has already been declared Haraam by the Jamiatul Ulama is
included in COKE in two forms. It is firstly used in the Vanilla Extract as
a means to 'fix' the aroma of the flavouring. It is also used in the main
recipe as a preservative although there are claims that it is not used any

The Flavouring part of Merchandise #7X is made up of 95% ALCOHOL together
with Lemon, orange, lime, cassia and nutmeg oils mixed together.

Islam takes an uncompromising stand in prohibiting intoxicants, regardless
of whether the amount is little or much. If an individual permitted to take
but a single step along this road, other steps follow; he starts walking and
then running, and does not stop at any stage. This is why our beloved Nabi
(sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: 'Of that which intoxicates in a large
amount, a small amount is HARAAM.' And again: 'If a bucketful intoxicates, a
sip of it is HARAAM.'

In connection with alcohol, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) cursed
ten categories of people saying: 'Truly, Allah has cursed KHAMR and has
cursed the one who produces it, the one for whom it is produced, the one who
drinks it, the one who serves it, the one who carries it, the one for whom
it is carried, the one who sells it, the one who earns from the sale of it,
the one who buys it, and the one for whom it is bought.'

When the above verse of Surah al-Maaidah was revealed, Rasulullah
(sallallahu alayhi wasallam) announced: 'Truly, Allah has prohibited KHAMR.
Therefore, whoever hears this verse and possesses some of this substance
should neither drink it nor sell it.'

The narrator of the Hadith says: 'The people brought forth whatever they
possessed of it and poured it out in the streets of Madinah.'

Islam's stand in prohibiting alcohol and blocking all avenues which lead to
drinking is very clear and unequivocal.

The Arab's during the period of jaahiliyyah were very fond of wine and
drinking parties. To eradicate this pervasive evil from society, Allah
Ta'ala adopted a wise course of education and training, prohibiting it in
measured stages. First, He made it clear to them that the harm of drinking
wine is greater than its benefit; next, He told them not to come to Salaat
while intoxicated; and finally, He revealed the verse in Surah al-Maaidah
which prohibited it totally and decisively:

'O you who believe! Truly, intoxicants and gambling and divination by arrows
are an abomination of shaitaans' doing; avoid it in order that you may be
successful.. Assuredly shaitaan desires to sow enmity and hatred among you
with intoxicants and gambling, and to hinder you from remembrance of Allah
and from Salaat. Will you not then desist?'

The response of the Muslims to these verses was remarkable indeed. At the
time some people were drinking, with partly-filled cups in their hands. As
soon as they heard someone announcing: 'Wine has indeed been prohibited.',
they poured the remaining drinks upon the ground and broke the big clay pots
in which other drinks were being fermented.

May Allah give us the strength to give up something we love and enjoy,
something that has become a part of our daily life. May Allah give us the
strength to give it up just as the Muslims of those times gave up wine and
drinking parties solely for the pleasure of Allah.

I wish to stress that mere academic knowledge of the HALAAL and HARAAM, and
of the limits of these is not sufficient. Although the major sins and
principle obligations are known to every Muslim, nonetheless, we find a
great many of them indulging in these sins and neglecting those obligations,
and rushing toward the Fire with their eyes wide open.

If the Muslim is well-versed in the knowledge of his religion and its
Shariah, and at the same time possesses a fully alert conscience which
safeguards the limits so that they cannot be overstepped, he is indeed rich
in all goodness. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) spoke the truth
when he said: 'When Allah intends good for a person, He makes his own soul a
watcher over him.'

Just as Islam has prohibited whatever leads toward the HARAAM, it has also
prohibited resorting to technical legalities in order to do what is HARAAM
by devious means and excuses inspired by shaitaan. It has reprimanded the
Jews for resorting to such practices. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi
wasallam) said: 'Do not do what the Jews did in order to (technically)
leaglise Allah's prohibitions by flimsy excuses.'

This is a reference to the fact that Allah had prohibited the Jews to hunt
on the Sabbath (Saturday). To get around this prohibition they would dig
ditches on Friday so that the fish would fall into them on Saturday, to be
caught on Sunday. Those who resort to rationalisations to justify their
actions consider such practices to be permissible, but the jurists of Islam
consider them HARAAM, since Allah's purpose was to prevent them from hunting
on the Sabbath, whether by direct or indirect means.

Calling a HARAAM thing by a name other than its own or changing its form
while retaining its essence is a devious tactic, since obviously a change of
name or of form is of no consequence as long as thing and essence remain
unchanged. Thus, when some people invent new terms in order to deal in usury
or to consume alcohol, the sin of dealing in usury and drinking remains. As
we read in the collections of Ahadith 'A group of people will make peoples'
intoxication HALAAL by giving it other names..'

'A time will come when people will devour usury, calling it 'trade'.'

And among the strange phenomena of our time is that people term obscene
dance 'art', liquor 'preservatives', and usury 'interest'.

In all its legislation and moral injunctions, Islam lays great stress on
nobility of feelings, loftiness of aims, and purity of intentions.
Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: 'Actions will be judged by
intentions, and everyone will be recompensed according to what he intended.'

I conclude with the following supplication, which has come to us from the
early Muslims: ' O Allah, make us independent of HARAAM with HALAAL and of
disobedience to you with obedience to You.'

All praise is for Allah Ta'ala, Who guided us to this; had He not given us
guidance, we could not have been guided.

All information mentioned in this investigative report was checked and
re-checked via the different sources available in order to verify the
authenticity and accuracy of the information. The information is accurate to
the best of my knowledge. Being only human, I stand to be corrected on any
error made on any issue discussed.

Issued by:

The Mujlisul Ulama of South Africa

PO Box 3393 , PORT ELIZABETH, 6056

South Africa .

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