Salam, if a person uses alcohol to disinfect an area, can he pray salat without washing it? Is it considered impure if we use to disinfect? Answer: ﺑﺴﻢ اﷲ اﻟﺮﺣﻤﻦ اﻟﺮﺣﯿﻢ In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
If the alcohol is not derived from dates or grapes, it is considered pure. On the basis thereof, if the alcohol you are using is derived from another source besides dates and grapes, e.g. synthetic alcohol, it is considered pure, and you do not have to worry about washing it.
Raddul Muhtar: v. 6, p. 449 & 452 (Darul Fikr)
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Written by Maulana Mohammad Ahsan Osmani Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham