Is White Wine Vinegar: Permissible or Not?
In the Hanafi school, it is permitted to consume wine vinegar. This is whether it was transformed by itself or through intervention. [al-Marghinani, al-Hidaya]
Imam Akmal al-Din al-Babarti (Allah have mercy on him) explains in al-`Inaya, his commentary on al-Hidaya, that the texts that seem to indicate the prohibition of wine vinegar are understood to be abrogated by later texts establishing permission. The wisdom behind the temporary prohibition was to reinforce the disliked nature of wine in the hearts of those morally responsible, as the hadith commentators explain.
Answered By: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani