Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings (Fiqh)
Fatwa#: 37279
Asked Country: Virgin Islands

Answered Date: Nov 23,2016

Title: Mehndi and essential oils that contain monoterpene alcohol

Question

AsalaamuAlaykum, I have a question regarding mehndi /henna.

I apply mehndi fairly often and when I found out about some mehndi pastes having chemicals in them I started using /ordering natural Henna. For natural Henna/ mehndi, the people who make them tend to use 'Essential oils' and I just found out that some of these essential oils have 'Monoterpene alcohols' in them such as Cajeput oil I believe. Are these Monoterpene alcohols natural and ok to use?

 

Please could you tell me if these essential oils can be used in the mehndi paste as I use mehndi regularly and need to know if the mehndi cones I have are ok to use please.

 

Many thanks

AsalaamuAlaykum

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Monoterpene Alcohols are extracted from lavender plants, rose plants, geranium plants, chamomile plants, eucalyptus plants and juniper plants.[1]

Monoterpene Alcohols are not made from dates or grapes. Accordingly, they are not impure and are therefore permissible to use.[2]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mu’ādh Chati

Student Darul Iftaa
Blackburn, England, UK

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[2] أما استعمال الكحول الخارجي لغير التداوي في مثل العطور والحبر والأصباغ فيتوقف حكمه على كونه نجسا أو طاهرا وقد ثبت من مذهب الحنفية المختار أن غير الأشربة الأربعة (المصنوعة من التمر أو من العنب) ليست نجسة وبما أن الكحول المستخدمة للإستعمال ليست داخلة في الأشربة الأربعة فإنها ليست نجسة في قول أبي حنيفة وأبي يوسف رحمهما الله تعالى ولذلك يجوز على قولهما استعمال العطور والحبر والأصباغ ونحوها التي توجد فيها الكحول

فقه البيوع لمفتي تقي عثماني (294/1) مكتبة معارف القرآن

 

وہ اشربہ جن میں اختلاف ہے،یعنی اشربہ اربعہ مذکورہ کے سواء باقی تمام اشربہ- یہ شیخین رحمھا اللہ کے ہاں طاھر ہے اور مقدار مسکر سے کم بلا لہو بغرض تداوی وغیرہ حلال ہیں ۔ ۔ ۔ اور یہ دیگر مصنوعات میں استعمال ہونے والا الکحل انگور یا کجھور سے نہیں بنایا جاتا اس لۓ مذہب شیخين رحہما اللہ کے مطابق اس کا استعمال جائز ہے ۔ ۔ ۔ اگر چہ فقہاء کرام نے فساد زمان کی حکمت کی بناء پرامام محمد کے قول کو مفتٰی بہ قرار دیا ہے، مگر اب عموم بلوی اور ضرورت تداوی کے پیش نظر اصل مذھب کے مطابق جواز کا فتوی دیا جاتا ہے-

احسن الفتاوی (484/8) ايج ايم سعيد

 

اور آج کل پرفیومس میں جو الکحل استعمال ہوتا ہے وہ  عموما کجھور یا انگور کي شراب سے بنا ہوا نہیں ہوتا

عصر حاضر کے پیچیدہ مسائل اور انکا حل (461/2) الطاف ایند سنز

 

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