Doubts regarding make up used after consuming alcohol

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Q: I used to consume alcohol some time back. Now I have repented and asked for forgiveness as I was misled. I want to know that I was not very cautious about purity and I used make up and make up sponges etc. I have even used lipsticks after consuming alcohol. Now I am in doubts. I have thrown away the lipsticks I was sure about but I have to think very hard that whether I used the makeup sponge over the lipstick or did I use the powder over it and I keep doubting that whether I used a powder or sponge over impure lipstick. Where did it touch where did I keep it and keep cleaning those places. I cannot remember everything clearly. Should I just stop thinking and just use the makeup I have and not over think or worry about being impure or should I think over it. This thinking has really affected my life and I am feeling if I use my prayers won’t be accepted and I will be impure. I’m feeling devastated as if there are no answers and I just eventually have to throw away everything.


A: Don’t pay attention to this. Until you are not absolutely certain consider yourself to be paak.

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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