Penggunaan Tanduk Rusa Velvet Dalam Perubatan Isu Fatwa Dan Cadangan Penyelesaian


  • Nurdeng Deuraseh Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Mohd Mahyeddin Mohd Salleh Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
  • Shuhaimi Mustafa Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Shuhaimi Ab. Rahman Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Irwan Mohd Subri Universiti Putra Malaysia


velvet antler, medicine, fatwa, halal


Velvet antler constitutes one of the natural pharmaceuticals ingredients that have high economic value due to its numerous medicinal properties. The method of taking deer antlers by cutting them when the deer is still alive, however, has caused significant contradiction of fatwa whether it is categorized as halal or haram. Thus, the objective of this study is to evaluate the use of velvet antler in medicinal products from the Islamic perspective. Qualitative research methodology used in this study was based on the analysis of documents and interviews. The study found that the contradiction of the fatwas was the result of the different interpretation (ijtihad) given by the Muftis on the concept of animal horn and antler cutting, which is related to the issue of “Animal Welfare” that is pain. Most of the contemporary Muslim scholars are prone to the view that it is halal to be used. Further research can be done on the antlers through scientific experiments to prove and justify such ijtihad, thus solving the fatwa issues that have arisen.