Ruling on cleaning with cologne and alcohol

Question:

What is the ruling on using cologne with alcohol for medical purposes such as a disinfectant for injuries? Also what is the ruling on beer, and what about alcohol-free beer?

Answer:

There is no harm in using cologne with alcohol for medical purposes such as a disinfectant for injuries. As for beer, if it contains even a small amount of alcohol which causes intoxication in large amount, it is not permissible to drink it. If it is free from alcohol, the basic rule is that all things are lawful.

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

  • Date: Muharram 15, 1442 AH
  • Source: Fatawa Al-Lajnah Ad-Da'imah no.3900-2
  • Muftis: Shaykh Abdul-Aziz ibn Baz , Shaykh Abdul-Razzaq al-Afify , Shaykh Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan , Shaykh Abdullah ibn Qa'ud