Washing one’s hands after touching ethyl alcohol

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Q: What is the ruling on touching ethyl alcohol which is used in labs for making slides? I have a pathology class in which we have to use alcohol. Should I wash my hands after touching alcohol bottles even if they are dry?


A: As a precaution, it is better that you wash your hands after using it.

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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