In the Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Ever Compassionate…
It is important to differentiate between “khamr” (intoxicants) and “alcohol”.*
The substance called “alcohol” is of three types:
1) That which is deadly, if you consume it you will die or become seriously ill. This is considered “summ“ (poison) and it is permissible to buy, sell, transport, or use it, but not consume it. You can use it when found in mouthwash, perfume, bug spray, etc., but not in foods or drinks.
2) That which intoxicates when consumed, a little of it or a lot, then it considered Khamr (intoxicant), and it is not permissible to buy, sell, transport, use, or consume. The scholarly verdicts mentioned here and here refer to this category: khamr.
3) That which does not intoxicate no matter Continue reading