Can we use soaps, shampoos and creams which have some quantity of some alcohol in their ingreidents?
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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 the consumption of alcohol is absolutely haraam, alcohol by itself is not impure. Thus there is no harm if one uses products that contain alcohol like perfumes, creams, soaps, shampoos, etc. provided the alcohol is not consumed and entered into the body which would cause one to loose one’s senses. And Allah Alone Knows Best.
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