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Using minerals from the Dead Sea as medication

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Question:

 

A person has very bad psoriasis and has been told that minerals from the Dead Sea can help him. This was purchased from a company in Durban. I need to know whether it is permissible for him to use this product from the Islamic perspective.

 
Answer:

 

If there alternative equal treatments for his psoriasis, he should avoid using medication containing ingredients from the dead sea as this was a location of the Azaab of Allah. Only in the event of no suitable alternative being found will it be permissible for him to use this medication. 

 

 

And Allah Knows Best

 

Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed

Checked and Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai 

Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Fatwa Department

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