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Is it permissible to use perfume which contains alcohol?

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is it permissible to use perfume which contains alcohol.

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Cosmetic alcohols:As a rule, alcohols (as long as they are not sourced from dates or grapes) for external use in the form of medicines or beauty products are permissible. If they are for internal use then the ruling applied is: impermissible unless there is no suitable alternative.

Ethyl Alcohol:

Eminent Mufti Taqi Usmani in his work Takmila Fath al-Mulhim:

And normally the alcohol used in medicines, perfumes, etc is not extracted from grapes and dates, rather it is derived from seeds, honey, chemicals, petrol, etc. (Takmila Fath al-Mulhim Sharh Sahih Muslim, 3/608)

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(Mufti) Abdullah Patel
Halal Food Guide

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