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 3 years ago

As it contains alcohol, it is not permissible at all to give it to any human being to consume it. 

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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 3 years ago

Applying any material on the skin or scalp is allowed even if it is Najis material as far as you clean the area before performing Wudhu or Salaah. Synthetic alcohol is not Najis according to many Maraaje'. Some scholars say that any intoxicant alcohol is Najis. Nevertheless, whether it is Najis or not Najis, it is allowed to apply it on the body or scalp.

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 3 years ago

If you are sure that the whole amount of inheritance is unlawful then you are not allowed to utilize any amount of it, but give it to poor in charity through the Marja of Taqleed.

If you know that part of the amount is unlawful, then you are allowed to utilize the portion which is from allowed income.

Wassalam

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It prohibited to sell alcohol or to promote the selling and consumption of alcohol, or anything else that is haram.

Further to that, if one thinks of one's mission in life as including 'amr b'il-ma'ruf wa nahy 'an al-munkar, then one should actively prevent the advertising and promotion of anything that is harmful.

A Muslim should avoid the aforementioned type of business as it violates the following Qur'anic principles:

1) The duty of enjoying good.

2) The duty of forbidding evil.

3) The prohibition of spreading corruption on earth.

It may be argued that non-Muslims do not hold the same values of Muslims and therefore there would be no harm in allowing them to keep their businesses. However the Qur'an also commands Muslims to invite others to do good by saying "Let there arise out of you a community inviting to good..." (3:104). This in addition to the fact that some Muslims may be influenced to partake such kind of business. It follows that it is not in the best interest of Muslims to permit haram transactions under their allowance and supervision and it should be avoided. 

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 3 years ago

If the medicine contains alcohol that is intoxicant, it will be impermissible to consume it, especially the said amount which is significantly high. Having said that, it is also worth to note in the book "al-Kafi" by Shaykh al-Kulayni the following narration on the authority of Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq, peace be upon him: "Every intoxicant is haram. Something that intoxicates only when consumed in large quantities, is also not allowed to be taken even in lesser quantity". You should look at other natural remedies or alternative medicines available on the market insh'Allah.

With prayers for your success.

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Mustafa Jaffer, Sheikh Mustafa Jaffer pursued Islamic studies in Tehran, Iran, and also earned his masters degree in Arabic-English Translation and Interpretation from Edinburgh, Scotland. He has also led Hajj... Answer imported 4 years ago

The alcohol contained in perfumes is synthetic alcohol and is not Najis. Hence Prayers with that perfume are allowed.

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Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi went to the Hawza-e ‘Ilmiya-e Qum, Iran where he attended the dars-e kharij lectures of Ayatullah Wahid Khurãsãni. He also obtained an MA degree in History in 1991 from Simon... Answer imported 4 years ago

If dental products contain alcohol, then they become najis. If you can use it without swallowing it, then it could be permissible to use for its purpose; but if you feel that it is impossible not to swallow some of it, then it is haram for you to use it.

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Hamid Mavani, Hamid Mavani is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School / Claremont School of Theology, in California. His expertise in Islamic Studies stems from both... Answer imported 4 years ago

According to the ruling of Ayatullah Seestani, it is permissible to work in a store that sells alcohol provided that the same is sold to non-Muslims.

Source: Al-Mustahdathatu min-al-Masa'il-ish-Shari'iyyah, p. 25.