Alcohol

The term alcohol originally referred to the primary alcohol ethanol (ethyl alcohol), which is used as a drug and is the main alcohol present in alcoholic beverages. An important class of alcohols, of which methanol and ethanol are the simplest members, includes all compounds the general formula for which is CnH2n+1OH.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 week ago

Leading scholars like Ayatullah Khoei and Ayatullah Sistani and many others say that  this artificial alcohol which does not intoxicate is not Najis.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 1 week ago

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some Muslim scholars have considered alcohol to be najis resorting to some sort of qiyas, by saying that alcohol is the "spirit" of wine or other reasoning. However we do not find any direct evidence in the Qur'an and Sunnah to establish the najasah of non-beverage alcohol, and even alcohol in itself as some says, that is found in gel and wipes. Therefore it is permissible to use gel and wipes containing alcohol for hygienic purposes and hands won't get najis.

With prayers for your success.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answer updated 2 weeks ago

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there are ahadith stating that the prayer for the one who have consumed wine will not be accepted for forty days. There is no mention in those ahadith that his dhikr or du'a won't be accepted and actually it is said that such practices can accompany Muslims in all circumstances of life.

In the mentioned case, the person should also not forget to do istighfar and ask forgiveness for the sin that he committed. If he sincerely repents and has resolution of not committing the sin anymore,  Allah is certainly All-Forgiving.

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Every father must pay for his children's expenses, and children are not responsible about the sinful acts of their father. Children's spiritual well-being will not be harmed because of the sins of their father. We have in human history thousands of examples of bad fathers who had very good children and vice versa. Children should not help or encourage their father in committing sinful acts.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 5 months ago

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Selling alcohol is forbidden in Islam. There are cases, especially in non-Muslim countries, where a Muslim is compelled to work in a place selling haram items. In such case the person should commit him/herself to find a new job and he should ask Allah to change his situation towards a better way of life. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 6 months ago

Yes it is allowed to use shampoos or lotions containing artificial alcohol.

Nothing is Najis unless and until you have concert evidence that it is Najis.

If you have doubt and want to be precautious, it is up to you to do Ehtiyaat (precaution) but we can not call any doubtful item as definitely Najis.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 6 months ago
It is obligatory on every Muslim to stop or prevent evil acts as much as he can with out causing harm which is more than that evil act e.g. danger on life or safety.
If we can destroy or throw away alcohol or intoxicants with out causing more harm, it will be obligatory on us to do so.
Obviously, throwing such evil items will not solve the problem totally if the husband is not willing to leave it, so, it is very good to try your best to convince him to leave evil acts, but if he did not listen, then you do your best to decrease his chances to utilize such evil items at least at home. By such act you will be helping him.
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Seyed Ali Musawi, Seyed Ali Musawi studied religion and history at the University of California, San Diego and subsequently he studied for more than 8 years at the Islamic Seminary in Qum, Iran, focusing on Islamic... Answer updated 6 months ago

Salaam Allaikum,
 

In such a situation, the wife is permitted to throw them away. With this said, it is best to speak to the husband and try to reach an understanding where he himself will stop buying and using such things. Throwing them away, while permitted, is going to be a temporary solution....

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 6 months ago

It is allowed to use or rent or hire for religious activities including Namaz, Majaalis, lectures etc, a place which was or is used in un-Islamic way on other times. It is like the road where we walk on, which is used by good people and bad people. Every one is responsible of his acts.

No doubt, we need to be sure about Taharat in the place of prostration (Sojood) of Namaz.

Musical instruments and alcohol related items should be removed during the religious gathering to keep the respect of the religious activity.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 6 months ago

​​​​​If they close down with out any plans to restart alcohol business somewhere else, then helping them to sell stocks not linked with alcohol is allowed.

If they want to do the same unlawful business again, then it is not permissible to help them in any way.

In any case, helping in selling any material which can be used in alcohol is absolutely forbidden.

Wassalam.

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Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 7 months ago

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Thank you for your question. Beer is impure and so is forbidden to consume in any amount. So if the fish is covered in batter where one of the ingredients is beer any part that the beer may have touched would be unlawful to eat. 

May you always be successful.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 7 months ago

Money earned from sinful act is illegitimate. Any work which has any relation with alcohol or pork or gambling or any other unlawful act is unlawful.

Wassalam.