Are the following halal? White wine vinegar and red wine vinegar?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
Vinegar originates from wine. It goes through a chemical process whereby it transforms into vinegar. As a result, all the elements which render alcohol Haram are removed.
Therefore, white wine vinegar and red wine vinegar are halāl for consumption.
And Allah Ta’ālā Knows Best
Mufti Faraz Adam,