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Using creams containing alcohol

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Q: My question is if I could use alcohol based creams etc. for my face. I have bad pimples, achne, etc. Also can we use alcohol based perfumes and will these things break wudhu etc?


A: If the alcohol is made from besides dates and grapes and it does not contain anything impure, then it will be permissible to use it. It will not break the wudhu.

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 MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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