ALCOHOL-BASED SANITIZERS
 
Question:
Is it permissible to use sanitizer in islam as it contains 70 to 90 percent alcohol?
 
Answer:
It is impermissible to use alcohol-based hand sanitizers. The Shari’ah only gives permission to use Haram ingredients for the treatment of sickness if there are no Halaal alternatives available. Alhamdulillah, there are alcohol-free sanitizers obtainable on the market as well as the option of homemade sanitizers. Moreover, a sanitizer is a mere preventative measure, not an antidote. As such, allowance will not be given to use a Haram constituent.
 
Checked and Approved By:
Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

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Branch Code:  198765

Zakaat Account Number:  2010789571

Lillah Account Number: 2010789563

 

Date

Friday, 21 January 2022
Thursday, 16 Jumada al-thani 1443

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