Perfumes imported from Europe

Q 2: What is the ruling on the perfumes which are imported from Europe, which contain much alcohol? Are they impure by themselves like wine and hence unlawful to be used?

A: There is disagreement among religious scholars about the impurity of the perfumes that contain much alcohol that might intoxicate a person. This controversy results from the difference of scholars' views about the impurity of intoxicants. Scholars who regard intoxicants as impure see that perfumes are impure as well and scholars who regard intoxicants as pure see that perfumes are pure as well. At any rate, it is not permissible for a Muslim to use perfumes that contain alcohol whether intoxicants are pure or not; because intoxicants have to be disposed of and not to be used in any way. The perfumes (Part No. 22; Page No. 145) that contain alcohol that a lot of it causes intoxication has the same ruling as intoxicants.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.