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Find answers to your Islamic questions 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.

Selling alcohol

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Q: If you sell alcohol but you don’t drink it yourself, will Allah Ta’ala accept your salaah?  A: Just as it is not permissible for one to consume alcohol, similarly it is not permissible for one to sell it. If one sells alcohol, one will be sinful. Engaging in sins causes the lustre of good deeds… read more »

Doing deliveries for Amazon flex

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Q: I have been doing a self-employed delivery job with amazon known as Flex; Amazon flex has 3 types of delivery: 1. Logistics – normal cardboard boxes but I will never know the contents (but no food and drink items from my knowledge) 2. Prime now – which allows for many items which included electronics… read more »

Using lip balms that contain alcohol

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Q: Can we use lip balms that contain alcohol which aren’t from grape or date derivative? Because there is a possibility of swallowing the lip balm. And can we read prayer whilst wearing it? A: Yes Yes And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Zakaria Makada Checked & Approved: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee… read more »

Using minoxidil for hair growth

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Q: Is minoxidil halal or haraam? Minoxidil or rogaine is used for hair regrowth but I am using it to help me grow my beard. The ingredients include alcohol, propylene glycol, purified water, etc. Is it permissible to use it since it includes alcohol? A: Yes. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered… read more »

Selling anti-alcohol products

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Q: I would like to ask whether is it allowed in Islam to sell anti-alcohol products/medicines, which works as an antioxidants to prevent liver and other side effects of alcohol including losing consciousness, disturbed sleep? A: Yes, it is allowed. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)… read more »

Alcohol in perfumes

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Q: I studied fatawah about using alcoholic perfumes. But I’m not satisfied with it. So my question is usage of alcohol based perfumes are halal or haram? A: If the alcohol is produced from dates or grapes then it is impure and it cannot be used at all. If it is manufactured from other sources then they… read more »