Is Vanilla Essence Impermissible When It Contains Alcohol?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is vanilla essence impermissible when it contains alcohol? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, vanilla essence is permitted to use in food and the like, even if there is some incidental remnant of the carrier alcohol. But it would be religiously superior, where reasonably possible, to […]

Is Propylene Glycol Permitted to Use and Consume?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Is propylene glycol permitted to use and consume? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. While the drinking of alcohol as an intoxicant is clearly impermissible, Imam Abu Hanifa (may Allah be pleased with him) held […]

Using Perfumes, Deodorants, After Shave With Alchohol

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : What is your opinion on using perfumes/deodorants/after shave with alcohol content in it? Answer: In the Hanafi school: 1. Wine is filth (najis) and unconditionally impermissible to consume or use. 2. Other alcohol is impermissible if used for intoxication; or in an amount that intoxicates; or as intoxicants […]