Drinks which contain traces of alcohol

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Q: Minute alcohol is present in some drinks like 0.52% or something, something that will not intoxicate, no matter how much is drunk. Then if it doesn’t intoxicate then what is the issue with it? I ask inquisitively, thank you. Of course I don’t support alcohol being used at all, but the end product is not our doing.


A: Taqwa and the higher levels of righteousness requires that one also refrains from this.

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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