Answered by: Mufti Irfan Ali
Does using hand sanitiser breaks your wudhu? Due to the pandemic, there is a lot of different sanitisers which are used. In general, does alcohol-based or some other chemical-based sanitiser breaks wudhu due to the actual or possible presence of alcohol in it.
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
The use of hand sanitiser shall not nullify the ablution i.e. wudu. This is because the alcohol used in hand sanitiser is ethyl alcohol to which the scholars are of the opinion is permissible to use. (Fatawa Darul Uloom Deoband v.1 p.422)
Only Allah knows best
Written by Mufti Irfan Ali
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham