Taking steroids to build muscles

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1. Can we use dettol for ghusl though it contains alcohol?

2. Is it permissible to take anabolic steroids for building muscles?

3. To sell anabolic steroids is permissible in Islam?



1. Yes. Generally the alcohol used in medicines is an industrial type.

2. Refer to a reliable halaal certifying body in whom you have confidance.

3. As above.

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


Answered by:

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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