Muiz Bukhary – Can You Use Perfumes That Contain Alcohol

Muiz Bukhary
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the difference between alcohol and virginity in perfumes, and how it is not possible to claim it is impossible to use it as a carrier agent. They also discuss the various impure qualities of perfumes, including the impure aspect, the use of it as a means of payment, and the importance of maintaining pleasantness and cleanliness in Islam.
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh My dear brothers and sisters, today we delve into another frequently asked question, is it permissible to use perfumes that contain alcohol? Let's explore this topic in depth, and I'll share the view that I gravitate and inclined towards. So number one, we need to talk about the nature of alcohol. In these perfumes, it is important to understand that the alcohol used in perfumes is not the same as the one found in alcoholic beverages. It is

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typically typically more of a synthetic form of alcohol that is used in fragrances as a carrier agent for those fragrances. So it does not obviously probably possess the properties of intoxication. Now let me give you the scholarly perspective. Many scholars hold the view that it is indeed permissible to us perfumes that contain alcohol. Now I'd like to share the reasons behind this perspective to you know, establish clarity, number one, we differentiate the alcohol found in

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perfumes from the consumable alcohol, the alcohol in perfumes is not consumed.

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So alcohol that is consumed is prohibited. external application so consumption of it is prohibited. external application of it is not prohibited anywhere. You don't see it in the Quran. You don't see it in the a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So with regards to external application of alcohol, there is no clear cut prohibition. That's number one. Number two, the scholars who deem using perfumes that contain alcohol as problematic have an issue with its purity

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aspect. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about alcohol in or rather, intoxicants in Surah Al Majda, which is the fifth chapter is number 90 where our Maker He says, Yeah, you heard in Manu, enamel homebrew, well, my serial unsavoury well Islam or religious registered minute family shape on are you who have believed in this idea Allah then goes on to mention intoxicants gambling and all these things as being religious as being defilement mean Amelie shaytaan from the work of the from the

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works of the devil. So there are scholars who interpret this as being an impurity, a physical form of impurity, okay, but you also have scholars who interpret this as a metaphorical form of impurity. So all these things like let's say, for example, gambling. Now, gambling is mentioned in this ayah. Now, obviously, you can't say gambling is physically impure, and you believe physically impure, but rather there is this metaphorical impure aspect attached to this metaphorical impure description

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that is suited upon it. So similarly, intoxicants, they're considered metaphorically impure. In other words, they are a dirty work of the devil, a dirty work of the devil. So the scholars who deem

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alcohol to be yes, in terms of intoxicants to be haram, but not necessarily impure. They say that the alcohol found in perfumes number one is not the same alcohol. Number two, it's not a consumable type of alcohol. And number three, it does not affect me in the sense it's not impure. So if you were to spray some perfume on yourself like this, it doesn't mean that you are basically spraying impure substances on yourself or you it's not, it's not akin to applying nudges on yourself. No, as

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you can see, I applied it on myself and this clearly outlines the view that I'm inclining and gravitating towards. And lastly, I would say that you also have to focus on your intention because Islam, our religion greatly emphasizes the intention behind the actions in a Malama Lavinia. So using perfume at the end of the day is to maintain cleanliness, it is to maintain pleasantness and this is something highly encouraged in Islam

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and so long as it does not involve any intention, okay, of engaging in something haram and as you can see, it is to maintain pleasantness it is to maintain cleanliness, it is to give out a good fragrance. And this is something the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam love to do he loved perfuming himself. So based on all of this and given this clear perspective, I conclude by saying that Muslims can comfortably use perfumes containing alcohol inshallah Tada Lastly, I'd like to say

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Allah Allah Allah Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best

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