Creams and gels containing urea.

Q. I recently found out about something called Urea, that it’s a substance extracted from the urine of animals. I was told that it’s haraam but there are some creams and shaving gels that contains this. I would just like to know if these products can be used or not?

A. Creams and gels made with this substance will be allowed to use when it is connected to applying them externally on the body. The prohibition will be regarding consuming any product that is made with it.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Waseem Khan