Are perfumes containing alcohol allowed to be used on body/clothes, especially during salah?
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    Are perfumes containing alcohol allowed to be used on body/clothes, especially during salah?


    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    Perfumes containing various forms of alcohol can be applied, since the alcohol is synthetic. There is no impurity in such perfumes.

    Some contemporary jurists advise to apply the perfume at a distance instead of directly applying to the body or clothes, so that the alcohol evaporates into the air, before the perfume reaches the body or clothing.

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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