Ruling on reading social distancing, face masks and sanitizers in Islam

Assalaamualaikum Mufti Saheb. A few questions if Mufti Saheb can answer for me and the public at large.

Is alcohol based sanitisers permitted under current circumstances? Further, are we allowed to use it and enter the Musjid? Some say it is ‘denat’ and therefore not Haraam alcohol.
Many Musaajid have social distancing. Are we allowed to perform Salaat in this manner under the circumstances. I have noticed that some brothers don’t join the Jamaat but make their salaat by themselves. Are they wrong? Shouldn’t they join the Jamaat?
Because 50 are allowed at a time. It is frustrating to stand outside queuing outside and waiting for our turn? Should we wait like this or go home and make Salaat. Maaf, Mufti saheb, don’t mean to sound arrogant, but I have my dignity. Is my action incorrect?
I came across your website and someone told me to contact you as you don’t mince words. So any further advice or rulings on the subject will be appreciated.

Jazakallah…Hasan Masiza

Wassalamu Alaykum Warahmatullaahi Wabaraakatuhu

10 Shawaal 1441 / 3 June 2020

Respected Brother, your questions are answered hereunder.

The Quraan Kareem has clearly stated that Khamar is Haraam. Khamar whether edible or inedible is Haraam. The argument of whether or not ethanol is khamar is baseless. By applying an alcohol-based sanitizer and performing salaah, one is contravening a prerequisite of salaah, which is purity of the body. Thus the salaah will not be valid with an alcohol based sanitizer on your body. Alcohol no matter the quantity remains najis. Like one cannot take a bottle of alcohol into the masjid and nobody in their sane mind will take a bottle of beer into the Masjid, similarly it is not permissible to enter the Masjid with alcohol on your hands. Just as Allah instructs the mushrikeen to stay away from the Masjid because they are najis, so similarly will it not be permissible to keep alcohol sanitizers in the Masjid, or for someone apply it and enter, because it is najis.
If one enters the Masjid and notices people standing apart in the saffs (‘social distancing’) and performing ‘salaah’, he should not join them, because that is not salaah. Salaah has to be performed in a saff with no gaps in between. The Ahaadeeth are numerous, instructing the closing of gaps. How can one yearn for Allah’s help when one is in total defiance of the instructions and injunctions of the Shari’ah? If one witnesses the sorry sight of ‘social distancing’ being practiced in the Masjid, he should perform salaah individually. The salaah performed with Jama’ah is regarded as adaa kaamil (complete/perfect execution). When one performs it with spaces in the saffs which are as gaping as 1.5m, then adaa is neither kaamil nor will it even be classified as qaasir (a deficient execution), in fact, the conditions of Jamaah is not adaa (executed at all) with gaps in the saffs – it is simply not valid!
Most Masaajid have strict Haraam restrictions in place. They will not allow you entry into the masjid if you do not apply najis sanitizer, wear a mask and fill in a register. If you do not abide by their Haraam rules, they will chuck you out. Nowhere in Islam was there any situation where Muslims prevented fellow Muslims from entering the Masaajid, even during plagues. In fact the ulema encouraged people to go even more to the Masaajid during difficult times. Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) would hasten to the Musjid whenever there was a calamity.
I’tijaar is prohibited in the Shari’ah. I’tijaar out of salaah is prohibited, more so in salaah. This is how the hooligans cover their faces, by wrapping a cloth around their heads leaving only their foreheads exposed. This also resembles the dressing of women. I’tijaar falls under ruling of the Hadeeth, wherein Nabi صلي الله عليه وسلم prohibited us from covering our noses whilst in salaah. Therefore it it is not permissible to read salaah wearing a face mask.

If you go to a Masjid and you are refused entry on account of non-compliance to Haraam laws, then make your Salaah at the door.

The Laws of Allah cannot be changed to suit people in power. If an action does not match the criteria laid out by Allah and His Rasool, then it will be disregarded.

Do not join ‘mock Jamaats’ and think that you are getting rewarded. Allah disgraces those who mock His Deen.


F.Karani (Mufti)

Issued by:

Tarbiyatul Awlaad Ifta department

Un-Islamic Masjid Guidelines

Un-Islamic Masjid guidelines

“Verily, he among you who lives long will see much conflict. Therefore, keep to my
Sunnah and to the Sunnah of the Khulafa-ur-Raashideen (the rightly guided Khulafa), those who guide to the Right Way (Deen). Cling to it (the Sunnah) firmly. Beware of the new norms (Bid’ah in Deen), for verily, every Bid’ah (new norm) is misguidance (Dhalaalah). And every Dhalaalah is in the Fire of Jahannam.” (Abu Dawood and Tirmizi)



Dr Ishaan Ramkisson, specialist dermatologist, weighed in on the possible side effects of sanitisers on the skin.

“Frequent washing of hands with alcohol-based hand sanitisers can strip away the skin’s natural, protective oils on the top layer of the skin, leading to a compromise of the skin barrier. This can lead to repeated irritation eventually causing an irritant contact dermatitis,” he said.

(Sunday Tribune 14 June 2020)

23 Shawwaal 1441 – 16 June 2020



Q. According to the KZN Jamiat, hand sanitizers and disinfectants which contain ethanol/ethyl alcohol are permissible because this alcohol is not prohibited in the Shariah. Is this correct?

A. The KZN Jamiat muftis are moron, bootlickers of the western kuffaar, hence they issue such baatil and stupid fatwas. All forms of alcohol are haraam. Like their counterpart devils of Daarush Shataan, they have ruined Salaat, and are in the process of demolishing Salaat which Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said is the Central Pillar of Islam.
Q. If hand sanitizers containing alcohol are used, will it be permissible to perform Salaat? The Jamizt KZN mufti says that it is permissible.

A. The maajin mufti speaks rubbish. The hands should be thoroughly washed to remove the najaasat – the najis alcohol. It is not permissible to perform Salaat with the najaasat on the hands.
Q. Is it permissible to discourage or prohibit the elderly from attending the Musjid? The Jamiat’s mufti says that the elderly should not come to the Musjid. Is this correct?

A. The advice of the Jamiat KZN is haraam. The old and the young should be encouraged to attend the Musjid. It is the Sunnah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) to rush to the Musjid whenever he discerned some calamity such as stormy weather and the like. Now is the time for Muslims to observe Jamaat Salaat with greater diligence. Inordinate fear for the China pig virus has constrained these molvis to disrespect and to shun the aged. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that those who do not revere the aged are not from among us. In other words, they are not Muslims.
Q. The Jamiat KZN’s mufti says that ‘infected’ persons should not come to the Musjid for Salaat. Does the Shariah prohibit such people from attending the Musjid?

A. The Jamiat KZN’s mufti maajin as well as all the other spineless scoundrel, munaafiq, crook ‘muftis’ who fear their shadows more than fear for Allah Ta’ala, have been driven to insanity by the pig virus in their brains. Thus, they excrete the effluvium of bunkum, baatil fatwas to mislead the ignorant ones.
Q. While the government is allowing 100 musallis to assemble in the Musjid, the Jamiat KZN has reduced this number to 50. Please comment

A. This reduction by the moron, munaafiq molvis speaks volumes for their inordinate fear acquired from the bogey. It testifies to the total lack of tawakkul on Allah Ta’ala. It is evidence for the treason against Islam committed by these crank molvis and maajin muftis. They are a bunch of miserable shayateenul ins. They should don women’s garments and hide within their homes in the hope of the pig virus not apprehending them.
Q. The Mufti of KZN Jamiat says that Iznul Aaam (general permission) is not necessary when performing Jumuah Salaat in multiple places.

A. The mufti speaks drivel. He is plain stupid. Iznul Aaam (free and unfettered permission for all Muslims to attend) is an imperative requisite for the validity of Jumuah Salaat. The China Pig Disease does not waive this condition. If the government enforces its oppressive and unjust 100 man limit, it will be a valid excuse for restriction of the number to 100. But where it is absolutely haraam to abrogate the Iznul Haraam condition if the number is less than 100.
The jaahil molvis of the Jamiat KZN have sucked the kufr number of 50 from their vile nafs in a most despicable bootlicking exercise.

28 Rajab 1441 – 23 March 2020