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Alcohol in cleaning products

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Answered by: Maulana Imran Mughal​


Is it permissible to use antibacterial wipes or soaps that contain alcohol and if something has even cleaned with an antibacterial wipe containing alcohol can I touch it a couple of days later?

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In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful 


If the alcohol used in these antibacterial wipes and soaps are from other than grapes, dates and barley then it will be permissible to use them for medical purposes and other uses as long as it does not intoxicate a person.[1]

Only Allah SWT alone knows best.

Answered by Maulana Imran Mughal

Checked and approved Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

[1] Mufti Taqi Uthmani, Fathul Mulhim(Damascus: Dar al-Qalam,2006), 5:342.

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