Is it haraam to use hair products that have ammonia.
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slms. jazakallah for the reply. i have another question . is it haraam to use hair products that have ammonia or ammonium in it. pls reply soon
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Hair products with ammonia
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Ammonia, sometimes called Azane, is a compound with the formula NH3. It is normally encountered as a gas with a characteristic pungent odor. Ammonia contributes significantly to the nutritional needs of the planet as a precursor to foodstuffs and fertilizers. Ammonia, either directly or indirectly, is a building block for the synthesis of many pharmaceuticals. Although it is in wide use, ammonia is caustic and hazardous. Ammonia used commercially is usually named anhydrous ammoni, the term emphasizing the absence of water.
Ammonia occurs naturally and is produced by human activity. It is an important source of nitrogen which is needed by plants and animals. Bacteria found in the intestines can produce ammonia.
Ammonia is a colorless gas with a very distinct odor. This odor is familiar to many people because ammonia is used in smelling salts, many household and industrial cleaners, and window-cleaning products.
Ammonia gas can be dissolved in water. This kind of ammonia is called liquid ammonia or aqueous ammonia. Once exposed to open air, liquid ammonia quickly turns into a gas.
Ammonia is applied directly into soil on farm fields, and is used to make fertilizers for farm crops, lawns, and plants. Many household and industrial cleaners contain ammonia.
To the best of our knowledge there is absolutely no prohibition or restriction in Shariah regarding the usage of products which contain the compound ammonia.
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