Using perfume which contains alcohol

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Q: Alcohol is volatile in nature i.e it evaporates very quickly. If perfume (containing alcohol) is applied on clothes, the alcohol in it would evaporate quickly leaving only fragrance. Considering that, is it permissible to apply perfume and offer prayers?


A: Refer to

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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