Working in a medical lab where alcohol is used

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  • Publish date:15/04/2012
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Question

salam alaikoum, is it ok to work in medical lab (pathology)where a lot of alcohol is used to prepare slides for pathologists to diagnos diseases.as a lab technician i have to handle alcohol and use it. Thanks

Answer


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.
It is permissible for you to work in that lab; and we hope that your touching alcohol is forgiven because of need.
However, when you want to pray, you should first purify the parts of your body that came in contact with alcohol, because alcohol is impure according to the majority of the jurists.


Allah Knows best.


Fatwa answered by: The Fatwa Center at Islamweb

 

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