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Assalamualaikum Thankyou for all your insights and  views which help many people like me to see the whole picture understand the value and have a clear outlook towards the hadith's and hence evaluate the real meaning of ALLAH'S message to human  kind...


i have a question to ask. i do know alchohol is prohibitted to mankind. even the use of medicines containing alchohol is not considered for use since it has the ability to intoxicate


but recently i have bot costly beauty product - cleanser & toner, without havin read the ngredients. after reachin home i realised it has alchohol in it. now im in a fix if to use it or not. should i throw it in the dustbin, without worrying for the waste of money i have caused? or try to finish it using anf refrain from buying lik e these products again? since its only external application, there is no question of toxication. so i'm doubtful.


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Beauty product alcohol

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Allah Subhanah has absolutely forbidden the consumption of all types of intoxicants for the believers.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 90:

O you who have believed! Khamr (all types of intoxicants), gambling, (ungodly) shrines, and divining devices are all abominable works of Shaitaan; therefore, refrain from these so that you may attain true success!


Not all haraam (forbidden) things in Islam are impure for example: gold and silk are declared haraam for the believing men, but gold and silk in their essence are not impure substances. Similarly, the majority of the scholars and jurists in Islam are of the opinion that although the consumption of alcohol is haraam and absolutely forbidden, alcohol by itself is not an impure substance.


If one uses or applies a beauty product like a cleanser or a toner, and that product happens to have some alcohol ingredient in long as one does not actually consume that alcohol, the majority of the scholars are of the opinion that there is no harm in its external application. And Allah Alone Knows Best.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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