I am talking about deodarnts. They have Alcohol in them.
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I have a question regarding a product we use these days. I am talking about deodarnts. They have Alcohol in them. I am just wondering, when we use it gets on to our clothes. Does that make our clothes impure for prayer therby invalidating our prayer?
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Perfumes and deodarants alcohol
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Allah Subhanah has 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!
The thing that invalidates prayer is the presence of impurities on ones body or clothes. But not all haraam 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, most of the scholars of Islam are of the opinion that although the consumption of alcohol is haraam and absolutely forbidden for the believers to consume, alcohol by itself is not an impure substance. Thus there is no harm if one uses perfumes and the alcohol used in making the perfume touches the clothes or some parts of the body; as long as it is not consumed and entered into the body. The prayer of such a person, if Allah Wills and Pleases, would be acceptable to Him.
The absolute safest and purest and closest to piety would be if the believers changes his alcohol based perfumes with the many available ittr or perfumes which do not contain any alcohol; and thus remove absolutely any doubts which may exist.
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