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Alcohol

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“My understanding is that alcohol by itself is not a forbidden substance – but the vast majority Muslims think it is (in fact, to be precise – the actual intoxicating chemical in wines…

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One of my friends raised a question on alcohol. He said: “My understanding is that alcohol by itself is not a forbidden substance – but the vast majority Muslims think it is (in fact, to be precise – the actual intoxicating chemical in wines, spirits, etc is not alcohol, but ethanol). Some of them acknowledge… read more »

Recently i heard that the famous crisps company ‘Walkers’ uses alcohol to enhance the flavour in some products so i wrote to them to find out if this was true, this is the response i got from them:

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Asalamualykum Recently i heard that the famous crisps company ‘Walkers’ uses alcohol to enhance the flavour in some products so i wrote to them to find out if this was true, this is the response i got from them: Please be assured, we do not add alcohol to our products. However, ethyl alcohol may be… read more »

Is it ok to use on her because we couldnt find an alternative medicine which cures her allergy?….I get frustrated when my mother talks or says anything i know i shouldnt hate her but i know how she treated my late father and still she have affairs with different ppl.

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh 1) My 2 yr kid hav skin allergy she hav to use a shower cream and a lotion which hav both cetyl alcohol IP (2.650%w/w) and stearyl alcohol IP (.260%w/w) its a 125ml bottle, is it ok to use on her because… read more »

Is it possible to do plastic surgery of face so as to have good look?…beer with 0% alcohol is permittedto drink?…is it possible to read namaz in darkness?

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q1.is it possible to do plastic surgery of face so as to have good look? q2. beer with 0% alcohol is permittedto drink? q3.is it possible to  read namaz in darkness? Answer In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh 1.      It is not permissible to undergo plastic surgery for… read more »

Please can you verify whether alcohol can be consumed? because as I understand it Alcohol is haraam but yet in March you responded to a question by saying its is permissible with 2 conditions …So now this is really confusing, does this mean that we are actually allowed to consume alcohol just not to the point of intoxication.

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Please can you verify whether alcohol can be consumed? because as I understand it Alcohol is haraam but yet in March you responded to a question by saying the following and I quote “   1.   It is permissible to use alcohol which is not derived from grapes or dates with the following conditions: a.   … read more »

I just wanted to ask what if it is permissable to eat food that has the ingredioents : white wine vinegar.. spirit vinegar… red wine vinegar? …Is all forms of music prohibited? …I was told that a muslim woman should not take her husbands surname as it makes them appear 2 be from the same lineage

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I just wanted to ask what if it is permissable to eat food that has the ingredioents : white wine vinegar.. spirit vinegar… red wine vinegar? i did some reseacrch and found that they are not intoxicating once the alcohol has been transfigured into vinegar.. but i also read somewhere that the Prophet PBUH did… read more »

1. n office, we are able to take a loan from our end of service benefits that gets collected and a small percentage of interst is charged…..1.A small amount of brandy (alchohol) is used in making some types of cake. It is not intoxicating as the amount used is little. Is it permissable to eat.

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In office, we are able to take a loan from our end of service benefits that gets collected and a small percentage of interst is charged. Is this allowed taking into consideration that this is given out of our own money, i.e money that gets collected monthly and due to us when we leave the… read more »

Is it possible to use alcohol which is not made from grapes or dates or synthetic flavouring (eg champagne) for cooking purposes.?…2. What is the amount / percentage of alcohol that is found in food (eg soy sauce) that would make its consumption permissible and how do we calculate this?

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1. Is it possible to use alcohol which is not made from grapes or dates or synthetic flavouring (eg champagne) for cooking purposes.? 2. What is the amount / percentage of alcohol that is found in food (eg soy sauce) that would make its consumption permissible and how do we calculate this? Answer In the… read more »

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