Ethyl alcohol

Q: People consume wine which is ethyl alcohol but there are many complex compounds which end with ol but they are considered alcohol in physical chemistry? Is it permissible to use perfume contain alcohol related compounds ending with ol? Is it permissible to use soap or cleaning material contain alcohol related compounds ending with ol in the hospital as I work in a hospital as a medical consultant so I have to wash my hands after seeing each patient?

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A: If the alcohol is made from besides dates and grapes, it will be permissible to use.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)