Message No : 31Sr.No : 409/724

Salaam Masnoon Janab Mufti Saheb,

I would like to know that ingredients of some perfume contains Alcohol. But it is not clear which Alcohol. As some of the medicines also contains Alcohol. So my question is can we apply such perfume which contains Alcohol.

please answer in the light of hadees and quran.


Reply By : Md. Asad
Designation : Mufti, ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

In the name of Allah the most gracious the most merciful

The answer to your question is as follows:

Nowadays, the alcohol used in medicines is generally not wine (made of grapes) but it is made of potato, wheat etc. Therefore, it may be allowed to be used. But, if it is proved that the alcohol used in the medicine is from grapes or raisin then you will not be allowed to use it, since a drop of it is also impure and Haram.
Nevertheless, if some honest and expert physicians prescribe that a particular disease cannot be treated without it and there is fear of death, then such medicines can be used in a quantity that is necessary. For perfumes, you may use the perfumes that are labeled as ¡®Alcohol free¡¯. Alcoholic perfumes are not permitted to use.

And Allah knows the be

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