Now-a-days alcohol is frequently used in perfumes, fragrances and sprays. Can we use them?

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Alcohol has become a major part in the making or Perfumes and other things. Can we use them as alcohol is not permissible in Islam.


It is not permissible to use deodorants that contain alcohol from grapes or
date extracts. Such perfumes are impure and Salaat with it is invalid.
However, if the alcohol is synthetic, it is pure and permissible to use.
Salaat without washing off such perfumes will be valid. Sometimes, it
becomes difficult to differentiate between genuine and synthetic alcohol.
Thus, to be on the safe side, one should rather prefer using deodorants and
perfumes that are labelled as ‘alcohol-free’, especially when such perfumes
are easily available.

And Allah Taãla Knows Best.

Was salaam

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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