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Washing wax off fruit before eating it

Q: As you know that fruits are nowadays waxed. It can be of plant or animal source and in the whole process alcohol can also be used. Can we just peel the fruit, wash it and eat it?A: Yes.And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best. Answered by:Mufti Ebrahim Salejee...

Washing one’s hands after touching ethyl alcohol

Q: What is the ruling on touching ethyl alcohol which is used in labs for making slides? I have a pathology class in which we have to use alcohol. Should I wash my hands after touching alcohol bottles even if they are dry?A: As a precaution, it is better that you wash...

Taking steroids to build muscles

Q:1. Can we use dettol for ghusl though it contains alcohol?2. Is it permissible to take anabolic steroids for building muscles?3. To sell anabolic steroids is permissible in Islam? A:1. Yes. Generally the alcohol used in medicines is an industrial type.2. Refer to a...

Marrying a Christian woman

Q: I am from India, non-Islamic country. I love a Christian woman. She is chaste and religiously righteous (prays daily, neither eat pork nor do alcohol, etc.). But she considers Jesus as god. Am I allowed to marry her, even though, what she does is considered...

Concern for one’s neighbour who is on drugs

Q: My neighbour is a 2nd wife and has 2 boys (13 and 15). She lost her older son 2 years ago. She was in pardah but started getting out of control. She brings strange men in her house that take her childrens phones, games, playstation only to mention a few. She is on...

Giving up alcohol

Q: I drink alcohol but now I want to pray and I'm very nervous about it. What can I do? A: Refer to a pious experienced buzurg. For the time being before sleeping do the following: perform 2 rakaats of taubah namaaz before sleeping. Thereafter, make istighfaar 1000...

Using false eyelashes and alcoholic perfumes

Q:1. Are we allowed to apply false lashes?2. Can I use a curler (a tool to curl lashes temporary) and mascara (to lengthen the lashes temporary)3. Are alcoholic perfumes/sprays/body mist, etc. not allowed to perform salah? I heard that if you are using perfumes which...