Saliva of an alcoholic

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1.If a person drinks alcohol is his/her mouth considered impure.

2. If their saliva touches us or something will that thing become impure.

3. If after alcohol someone uses lipstick will the lipstick become impure.

4. If the alcoholic person sleeps on a pillow and drools like their spit comes out in their sleep will the pillow be impure.

5. If their spit touches their hair and we touch the hair will we become impure?


A: If there are no traces of the alcohol in his mouth, nothing will become impure.

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, 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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