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Is gel with alcohol allowed



Assalamu Alaykum Mufti Abdul Azeem,

I wanted to ask you a question about whether gels and deodorant products with alcohol is allowed. I was telling some people that they should avoid these products because of the doubt in it, but they say it is a different alcohol which is allowed. I also had a question about these following products.

AXE Clean Cut Look Classic Pomade
Ingredients: Water, Steareth-20, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ppg-5 Ceteth 20, Oleth-10 Phosphate, Dimethicone, Fragrance, Potassium Hydroxide, Dmdm Hydantoin, Disodium Edta, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Mica, Titanium Oxide, Iron Oxides.

Old Spice Fresh Collection Fiji Scent Men’s Body Spray
Aluminum Zirconium Trichlorohydrex Gly 18% W/W, Cyclopentasiloxane, Stearyl Alcohol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, PPG-14 Butyl Ether, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Petrolatum, Talc, Phenyl Trimethicone, Fragrance/Parfum, Cyclodextrin, Mineral Oil/Huile Minerale, Behenyl Alcohol

Dove Men+Care Control Gel
Water/Aqua/Eau, PVP, Propylene Glycol, VP/VA Copolymer, Glycerin, VP/Dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate Copolymer, Isoceteth-20, Carbomer, Polyquaternium-4, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Triethanolamine, Fragrance/Parfum, Diazolidinyl Urea, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Caffeine

Jazakallahu Khairan,


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, if the alcohol used in gels, deodorant, and perfumes is derived from dates or grapes, the use of such products is impermissible. However, if the alcohol is not derived from dates and grapes, the application of such products is permissible.

Generally, nowadays the alcohol used in perfumes and deodorants is not derived from dates and grapes causing its usage to be permissible.[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

(Mufti) Abdul Azeem bin Abdur Rahman




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[1]  احسن الفتاوى، ج 8، ص 484، سعيد

تكملة فتح الملهم، ج 3، ص 506، دار إحياء التراث العربي

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