Assalamualikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
Dear Mufti Saheb,
REF: SHAMPOOS- DEODRANTS- PERFUMES
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.
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.