Shampoos & Perfumes contains Alcohol

Assalamualikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

Dear Mufti Saheb,


Almost all shampoos, conditioners and even designer perfumes have either alcohol in them or as some people say a chemical form of alcohol in them – I understand that Ether is similar or is another name for alcohol- Could you please inform me of their permissibility.
وعليكم السلام
باسمه تعالى
Normally the alcohol which is used in shampoos and other perfumes is a syntactic alcohol as stated by Mufti Taqi Usman Saheb. This alcohol is not impure according to Imaam Abu Hanifah and his followers.  Therefore, these types of shampoos and perfumes can be used for external use only whereas the internal use is Haraam in normal condition.
والله اعلم


One thought on “Shampoos & Perfumes contains Alcohol”

  1. السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته


    i need to know that if someone is using alcoholic perfumes or deodorants on clothings and body… can he or she offer prayers after that? if YES then can you please provide me with the logic or concept to explain this to someone that if someone is using alcoholic perfumes or deodorants, it will not affect his nemaz in any way..!!

    Jazak Allah…
    Wa alaykumus Salaam
    Due to the fact that the alcohol evaporates, it is permissible to use it. however it will be encouraged to wait at least 15 minutes after application to ensure evaporation of alcohol effect.

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