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I m using a toner for acne in which alchohol is the active ingredient

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 i m using a toner for acne in which alchohol is the active ingredient so please guide me that


is it premissible for a muslim to use such kind of medicine( for external use on faece) in which alchohol has used? and please also tell me that if it is allowed to use than can "wazoo "remain perfect after that;s use? can i say my prayer or recite quran-e-majeed after using that toner? please reply me for this question because it has become a problem for me.and one thing more if it is not allowed than what will i have to do?means shall i do my "gussal "again after using that or do my "wazoo "again?please guide me as soon as possible

 

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Alcohol Products

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


 

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!

 

Thus what Allah and His Messenger (saws) have forbidden the believers is the consumption of all types of intoxicants, which effect the senses of the human; like wine, alcohol, drugs, etc.

 

Not all haraam things are impure for example: gold and silk are declared haraam for the believing men, but they are not impure. Similarly, most of the scholars of Islam are of the opinion that although alcohol is haraam, it is not in its essence impure. Thus there is no harm if one uses perfumes, medicine, lotion, etc. and the alcohol used in making these products touches some parts of your body or clothes; as long as it is not consumed and entered into the body.

 

Your Question: is it premissible for a muslim to use such kind of medicine( for external use on faece) in which alchohol has used?

As long as the medicine containing some alcohol is used externally, there is no harm and no restriction.

 

Your Question: and please also tell me that if it is allowed to use than can "wazoo "remain perfect after that;s use?

There are certain things a person does, like answering the call of nature, releasing wind, deep sleep, sexual discharge, etc. which invalidate ones wudu. The external application of anything, including medicine containing some alcohol, does not by itself invalidate the wudu of the person.

 

Just to clarify, even if one touches something impure like the urine or stool of a child, etc.; the wudu done prior to that remains valid and one needs to only wash the parts where the impurity might have touched his body or his clothes.

 

Your Question: can i say my prayer or recite quran-e-majeed after using that toner?

If you are in the state of wudu, the application of the toner would neither effect your state of wudu or your purity, thus you could make yourself available to worship your Lord in prayer or by reciting the Glorious Quran.

 

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,

 

Burhan

 


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