Taking medicine that contains alcohol

Q: Can we take homeopathic medicine with alcohol for kidney stones?

A: If the alcohol is produced from dates or grapes then it is impure and it cannot be used at all. If it is manufactured from other sources then they may be used for as long as it does not have any intoxicating effect. Generally, the alcohol used for commercial purposes is not from grapes or dates.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)