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Is it permissible to use wet-wipes and moisturized tissue that contain alcohol?

Question:
 

I Would appreciate if you can advice me on wet-wipes that contain ethyl alcohol can we use it.

 

Answer:
 

Ethyl alcohol or ethanol is a synthetic type of alcohol that is not derived from dates or grapes. Provided that it is used externally or consumed for medicinal purposes only, it will be permissible. Thus, wet-wipes that contain ethyl alcohol will be permissible to use.

 

And Allah Knows Best
 

Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed
 

Checked and Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Fatwa Department

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