Fatwaa ID: 525
Is cetaryl alcohol in face cream products allowed during ihram for ummrah?
If not, what alternatives are there ?
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
Cetearyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol that is predominantly derived from plants. It is thus permissible for external usage. As for using such a product whilst in the state of ihraam, then it would depend on whether it has a fragrance or not. It should be noted that if a product is impure and thus impermissible to use, then the prohibition will be applicable to ihraam and otherwise.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
07/15/1444 AH – 02/06/2023 CE | AML1-3188
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