Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 1 year ago

Bismihi ta'ala

As you know, when it comes to an animal that we as Muslims are not allowed to eat, its urine and faeces are najis

If such an animal was to swallow something solid, like a coin, and then it comes out with the animal's waste, the only thing that we would need to do is wash it to make the coin tahir.

The problem with this coffee been is that although it is 'solid', but when it is in the digestive system of this animal, the Asian palm civet, there is a change in the structure and affect in the flavour of the coffee bean. 

The coffee bean before being digested is different to after it has been defacated by the animal.

This is why some of our esteeemed Fuqaha, like Ayatullah al-Udhma Seyid al-Sistani consider it to be haram. 

Please refer to the fatwa of your own Marja' Taqleed. 

And Allah knows best. 

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