1. If any intoxicant is thin and flows, whether it be alcohol, toddy (an intoxicating drink made from palm juice) or anything else, and by drinking a considerable amount of it one becomes intoxicated, then even a single drop of such an intoxicant will be harâm even if one does not become intoxicated with such a meagre amount.
Similarly, it is also not permissible to use it in any medicine irrespective of whether the medicine is in the form of a syrup or in the form of an ointment. And irrespective of whether the intoxicant remains in its original form or whether its form changes due to certain chemical reactions. From this we can gauge the impermissibility of modern medicines in which alcohol is found in most of them. Read more... (206 words, estimated 49 secs reading time)
In the state of Ihram the following practices are inadmissible and unlawful:
(1) For males, wearing stitched or knitted clothes of the shape of one’s body, such as shirt, trousers, underwear, Achken and coat etc. There is no harm to have stitched patching to the ‘Ihram sheets as well as sewing of the loin in the middle. A sewn money-purse or belt is also an exception.
(2) To cover head and face for males.
(3) To apply any kind of scent to body or clothes; to used perfumed soap, to eat odoriferous tobacco. To smell any sweet smelling flower or fruit intentionally is also Makroh (undesirable). Unintentional feeling of any smell has however no significance. Read more... (201 words, estimated 48 secs reading time)