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Question # : 1762


I want to know whether the perfumes containing materials like ethyl alcohol, propenol, alcohol-Denat, butanol etc. is haram or not. Can we offer namaz if we have sprinkled the perfume containing these contents. Perfumes like HugoBoss, Calvin Clein, Azzaaro etc. Please reply.

Answer : 1762

Published on: Nov 5, 2007

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 666/662=N)


The perfume containing alcohol made of dates, grapes or raisin is najis (impure) and haram. It is prohibited to use it and the salah will not be valid if it spreads an amount of a dirham on the clothes. But, if the alcohol is made of other things, as it is common today, then the perfume containing it shall not be regarded najis (impure) but owing to doubt it should be avoided and one should not offer salah with such perfumes. However, the salah that have already been offered with such perfume are correct; there is no need to re-offer them.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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