Using cosmetics which contain alcohol

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Q: I would like to know about the ruling of alcohol which is used in cosmetics. Is it halaal or haraam to use these items? Let me know please. May Allah bless you.


A: If the alcohol is from besides grapes and dates, and there is no other impure ingredient contained in it, it will be permissible.

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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