Anonymous asked in Society & CultureHolidaysRamadan · 1 decade ago

Is it haram to have perfume/cologne (with alcohol) on you?

Some imams say you can't perform prayer with alcohol.

I thought we are not allowed to consume alcoholic drink?

Just wonder,what does that has to do with fragrances & perfume on the apparels.

Cough syrup (medicine), for example may contained highly intoxicated drugs substance that is haram if we purposely consume to get 'high/stoned'. If the cough syrup spilled on to my shirt, would that be haram to perform prayer?

Any Quranic verses on these? Thanks.

14 Answers

  • Mintee
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    its consumption of alcohol that is haram.. using alcohol in other situations sometimes is good.. alcohol is used in petroleum, and certain medicines wont work without alcohol to dilute them to their certain properties... There is good in every single thing on this earth.. Also harm in it.. NO we arent to drink alcohol as a normal drink...

    perfume is one of those items on earth where its properties in some forms require alcohol.. .. it also evaporates once you apply it to your body, so there is no more alcohol about 5 seconds after its on your skin.. Just the aroma remains of the flavors in the perfume... .. and im probably sure the alcohol of the cough syrup evaporated as well...

    there are many things that Islam tells us not to consume, but yet we can and perfectly do use them in other purposes..

    I wouldnt eat a horse, but yet we can use horse hair in making violin strings..

    we dont eat alligator, but we can use their skins in purses, shoes, belts..

    Im sure there even might be a use for something on the pig, we just havent figured it out yet... as long as we dont consume it... After all. Allah made the pig.. every single creature on this earth has its purpose... As does every single item, conconction. etc..

  • als
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Cologne Alcohol

  • 1 decade ago

    Im not an islamic scholar, but what i can say is this;

    nope, if you think about it, we use alcohol to cleanse wounds...and alcohol is only bad when consumed willingly and on purpose to "have fun and stuff"

    There are not verses on spilling medicine on your shirt that would break your wudu/salah...Cough syrup is medicine, and medicine is not haram, unless if consumed to get high, or to subdue someone that does not need to be subdued. So in conclusion, drinking cough syrup to intoxicate yourself is haram, because purposely intoxication of the body is haram...thankyou

    Source(s): muslim that knows his stuff
  • 3 years ago

    Alcohol isnt Khamr. Khamr is Wine from grapes which even a drop is forbidden. different alcohol, from barley sultanas etc at the instant are not strictly Khamr, for this reason there is distinction of opinon in this (consistent with distinctive ahadith), that's what genuine Islam is approximately. variations on doubtful issues are perfect.Its purely dogmatic once you falsely have self assurance the Quran is the only guidence. It couldnt have been. Its like asserting Gods plan for Muhammed grow to be unsuitable??? ....however the injunction is against all intoxicants. some say that intoxication has a definition of once you cant distinguish the sky from the earth (or the room spins) there is ROOM for variations of opinion in Islam. subsequently your mindset is illogical. Your attempting to make dogmatic what isnt.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Those scholars that say Alcohol is impure (Najas) says that perfume having alcohol cannot be used. Those scholars that say Alcohol is not NAJS but only 'RIJS' meaning 'filthy' as said in the Holy Quran, can use it for perfume and other needs.

    It is either impure or filthy...So better use the perfume with no alcohol in them. The correct view is that If the percentage of alcohol is very little, that it does not matter, and a person may use them without any concern, such as if the alcohol content is 5% or less. This does not matter.

    If the percentage of alcohol is very high, so that you can detect it, then it is better not to use it except where it is necessary, such as for sterilizing wounds and the like.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, you can. there is a little detail as you asked for the Quranic verse.Hope it helps:

    According to the preponderant opinion the alcohol that exists in perfumes causes drunkenness and it is the same substance existing in wine, and wine is among the ritual impurities.

    Allah Says (interpretation of meaning): {O you who believe! Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), gambling, Al­Ansâb, and Al­Azlâm (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an abomination of Shaitân's (Satan) handiwork. So avoid (strictly all) that (abomination) in order that you may be successful.}[5:90]

    Based upon the above reasons the preponderant opinion is to avoid using such perfumes even if other materials are added to them and one can not drink them. The reason for avoiding perfumes is due to the impurity of the alcohol. BUT If alcohol no longer existed in its original form, but completely changed so as not to cause drunkenness then the resulting perfumes would no longer be considered impure.

    Rest Allah knows the best~!

  • 36
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    i did heard it is haram, why, idk

    maybe bc in islamic states, where there are no alcoholic drinks sold,the addicts extract all things with alcohol in it to get drunk. Imagine some folks even squeeze the packed toilette to get the alcohol in in, so what more of perfumes with alcohol. I wonder what they replace rubbing alcohol with and also with some cough syrups you mentioned.

  • 1 decade ago

    Your problem solve only One to One descussion with Mufti of any big Madars.

    Please go to any Biggest Madarsa in your country and tell your problem to Mufty or Aalim

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Of course not, to consume alcohol is wrong .

    Alcohol has great benefits for us .

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    I also asked the same question many times, and did not get a good answer

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