Fatwa against Ramdev's Patanjali: 'Cow urine in only 5 out of 800 products'

A day after Tamil Nadu-based Muslim organisation issued 'fatwa' against Baba Ramdev's Patanjali products, the yoga guru's aide Balkrishna has offered clarification on the products.

Last Updated: Dec 31, 2015, 01:04 AM IST
Fatwa against Ramdev's Patanjali: 'Cow urine in only 5 out of 800 products'

New Delhi: A day after Tamil Nadu-based Muslim organisation issued 'fatwa' against Baba Ramdev's Patanjali products, the yoga guru's aide Balkrishna has offered clarification on the products.

Hitting out at the Muslim outfit, Balkrishna said, "Whichever organisation has issued this fatwa (against Patanjali), I'd say, it's their lack of knowledge."

"We make more than 800 products, out of which only 5 contain cow urine and it's mentioned," Acharya Balkrishna said.

"Patanjali has never concealed any information about which products contain cow urine and which don't," Balkrishna added.

Earlier, a Muslim organisation - Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamat (TNTJ) -  had issued a 'fatwa' against Ramdev's Patanjali products made by using cow urine, saying their use was considered 'haram' (forbidden) in Islam.

TNTJ said cow's urine was being used as a 'key ingredient' in cosmetics, medicines and food products of Patanjali that are available in open markets as well as online

"According to the beliefs of Muslims, cow's urine is haram which should not be used. Therefore, TNTJ issues a fatwa that products of Patanjali are haram," TNTJ said in a release.

The fatwa was being issued to ensure that such products were not consumed by Muslims due to a lack of awareness about the ingredients of the products they consume in daily life, it added.