I have a medication which is used for pains and flu etc., it is used to inhale for blocked nose etc., it has alcohol in it. Can we use it or not?
If the alcohol is made from ingredients other than grapes or dates and the medication does not intoxicate a person then it will be permissible to consume such medication. However if the alcohol is made from grapes or dates it may be consumed only on the following conditions:
– Prescribed by a pious Muslim doctor.
– No alternative medication available.
– The condition will worsen if such medication is not consumed/used.
– Must be taken for medicinal purposes.
And Allah Knows Best
Mufti MD Mangera Mufti E. Salejee
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Fatwa Department