Sanitizer

Q:

1. How is it to offer prayers in clothes after passing through automatic sanitizer gate?

2. Will it be OK if I use hand sanitizer during ramadan on hands and face while fasting.

Please give answer in view of covid-19 and with no covid-19 or any other such harmful circumstances. Sanitizers usually have alcohol and may absorb in body, so kindly give detail and elaborate answer. As ramadan is coming up so please answer at earliest.

A:

1- Passing through a sanitizer gate would not render your clothes or body impure. So, you need not worry about praying after entering through it. Islam warns us against rigidity. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “This religion of ours is easy to practice. Whoever makes it hard will be defeating himself by his rigid attitude.”

He also said, “Woe to those who are rigid.” He repeated the words three times. Therefore, I would urge you to shun such an attitude.

2- Using hand sanitizer and wiping your hands and face with it would in any way invalidate the fast. It does not fall in the category of things that would invalidate one’s fast. It is different from rubbing oil or skin moisturizers, which are allowed by the consensus of scholars.

Almighty Allah Knows best.

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