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Alcohol based hand sanitizers

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Q: I recently without knowledge used a hand sanitizer that was alcohol based. Are these sanitizer halaal or haraam? If haraam, what should I do after I had used it?


A: It is better to wash the hands afterwards though it will not be haraam to use it.

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


Answered by:

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.

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