Saudi Arabia-based Fiqh Academy to determine whether drinking cola permissible for Muslims after French study finds some colas may contain minuscule traces of alcohol

LOS ANGELES , July 3, 2012 () – According to an article in Arab News, the International Islamic Fiqh Academy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will determine whether drinking cola is permissible for Muslims after a French study found some might contain minuscule traces of alcohol, Bloomberg reported July 3.

According to the Arab News article, academy member Sheikh Mohammed Al-Nujaimi said a religious decree would be issued by the beginning of next year after the Islamic body consults doctors, chemists and other experts on the topic.

The primary source of this article is Bloomberg, New York, New York, on July 3, 2012.

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