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Does Using Hand Sanitiser Breaks Your Wudhu?

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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.

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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)

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Written by Mufti Irfan Ali

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