Now days we use the creams like Nivea, Vaseline, Dove, etc. in winter season, to protect our skin from cold.

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ASSALAMU A'LAIKUM WA RAHMATULLAHI WA BARKATUHU

Dear Brother Burhan,

 

Pls read below the explanation regarding using the alcohol as medicine,......

Now days we use the creams like Nivea, Vaseline, Dove, etc…. in winter season, to protect our skin from cold.

These all creams contains Alcohol in them…. My question is, do this creams using is also Forbidden or Haram in ISLAM?

 

Pls reply as soon as possible. INSHA ALLAH I'll be waiting for your early and favorable reply.

 

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Alcohol based creams medicine

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question: These all creams contains Alcohol in them…. My question is, do this creams using is also Forbidden or Haram in ISLAM?

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!

 

Allah and His Messenger (saws) have categorically forbidden and declared as ‘haraam’ the ‘consumption’ of intoxicants for the believers.

 

Not all ‘haraam’ or forbidden 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 forbidden and ‘haraam’, alcohol by itself is not an inherently impure substance.   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.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

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