Does Islam allow to use hand sanitiser?
What is the verdict of the noble scholars on the following issues?
- Currently, because of the coronavirus, there is a government mandate to perform the prayer in the mosques whereby the prayer should be performed whilst necessarily wearing a face mask. In the current situation, is it then Islamic permitted to perform the prayer whilst wearing the face mask? [CLICK HERE TO READ THE ANSWER]
- It is a government order to pray in the absence of people in the mosque and that by distance as well. It means that there should be space between two people in one row. So, the question is then asked whether or not it is permitted to pray with such a gap given the aspect of the current situation? [CLICK HERE TO READ THE ANSWER]
- One of the precautionary measures to prevent the coronavirus is a liquid sanitiser that has been governmentally ordered to spray in the mosque. Can it then be sprayed in the mosque?
Questioner: Hazrat Mawlana Sayyid Arshad Iqbal Misbahi
Imam and Khatib of Anwar Khalid Shah Masjid, South Africa
(3) Due to the coronavirus, the sanitiser has become common around the world in a matter of months. Wherever you go, prevention has become difficult. It is widely used in hospitals, clinics, offices and so on.
“Necessity is only when repulsion is not possible. If it is possible to repel, then that need does not persist.”
This is what I have, and the knowledge is with Allah Almighty.
Mufti Muhammad Zulfaqar Khan Naimi Kakralwi
Nuri Dar al-Ifta, Madina Masjid Ali Khan Kashipur, Uttarakhand
8-Shawwal-1441 || 31-May-2020