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Body wash and cream containing ethanol

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Q: I have bought a natural body wash and cream product and noticed afterwards that it contains ethanol. Is it permissible to use? If not, should I discard or give it to a non-muslim?


A: It is permissible to use.

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.