Is It Permissible to Use Dryer Sheets Which Contains Ethanol Alcohol?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel



Is ethanol alcohol in dryer sheets halal? If it’s haram, how can I stay away from my friends who use the dryer sheets that contain ethanol?



I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for your question.

Yes, it is fine to use dryer sheets. The alcohol used is chemical-based and not the actual alcohol made from grapes.

Most dryer sheets produced by large laundry product companies have a non-woven polyester base sheet that is coated with a softening agent. Long hydrophobic (water-resistant) chains of the softening agent can be made of fatty acids, alcohol ethoxylates, or fatty alcohols. Most sheets also contain fragrances.

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Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey.

He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled into an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and Alimiyyah sciences. He then travelled to Karachi, Pakistan.

He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for a number of years. He has taught hifz of the Qur’an, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to both children and adults onsite and online extensively in UK and Ireland. He taught at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK, where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences.

He currently resides in the UK with his wife. His personal interest is the love of books and gardening.