I don’t want to confuse matters further.. but I found other sites which suggest/say that only perfumes made from non-alcoholic contents, which have been extracted from wheat etc.. & not grapes is permissible to use..
Kindly elaborate on that.
The referred difference of opinion is based on the interpretation of the prohibition of the Shari`ah relating to alcohol. Those who consider the prohibition of the Shari`ah to relate to all kinds of usage of a given item consider the use of alcohol-based perfumes to be as prohibited as drinking liquor.
In my opinion, on the other hand, the prohibition of the Shari`ah relating to edibles (eating and drinking) relate only to using the particular item as an edible. With this interpretation, obviously, I am of the opinion that the use of alcohol-based perfumes is not covered under the referred prohibition of the Shari`ah.
I hope this helps.
August 27, 2001