Q: I am retailing make up and have an item in stock which is a lipstick that contains alcohol. Is it permissible to sell or use?
A: Yes, it is permissible, but avoid using it. It is possible that you may lick your lip and the alcohol may go into you.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
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.