Khamr (intoxicant) is turned into vinegar

Fatwa no. 4659 All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family, and Companions.The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta' has reviewed (Part No. 22; Page No. 110) the question submitted by General `Abdul-Muhsin ibn `Abdullah Al Al-Shaykh to His Eminence, the president, which has been referred with the number 672 on 9/4/1402 A.H. It states: We present to Your Eminence the letter we have received from the head of religious affairs in the Northern Region under no. 2/6/27/140 on 17/3/1402 A.H. The letter includes a question from one of the Muslims working in the armed forces in the Northern Province. He asks about selling a medication that contains ten percent of alcohol and wants to know a Fatwa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) in this regard. Please answer us and issue the suitable Fatwa to be a guideline in the future. May Allah grant us all success! As-salamu `alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah's Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!)

The Committee has given the following answer: It is not permissible to mix any medication with alcohol. If any medication is mixed with alcohol and consuming a large amount of it causes intoxication, it will be Haram (prohibited) to prescribe it or use it. This is so whether it is in small or large amounts. However, if consuming large amounts of it does not intoxicate, it will be permissible to prescribe it and use it.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.