Message No : 3Sr.No : 16/724
Question By : Tabbassum

Assalamu Alaikum
Sheikh I want to know the Islamic doctrines about alcohol. Some one asks me that, in the medicine there is alcohol in it. The doctor requires using it to cure such cases. I wold like to know is this allow or not. Please explain this issue for me.
With regards


Reply By : Md. Obaidullah Mohiuddin
Designation : Mufti: MMERC, Mumbai 

Dear sister in Islam
Wa Alaikumus Salaam

(1) If Alcohol used in medicine is made of grapes, dry grapes, dates, dry dates then such medicines are unclean (Najis) and can not be used except in the cases where no Halal alternative medicine is found.
(2) If Alcohol used in the medicine is made of other things, e.g. wheat, potato etc. then such kind of medicine can be used to cure diseases.

(Extract from Fatawa Rahimiah V.2 P.228)

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