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Can Muslims wear deodorant?

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Muslims can wear deodorant even if it contains alcohol. Depending on the way the individual Muslim interprets the Quran, he may choose not to wear deodorant.

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Can Muslims wear deodorant?
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Muslim women are not allowed to wear perfume in public, but if a woman and her father or husband agree that deodorant is not considered perfume, she may wear it. Muslims are not permitted to drink alcohol, but a deodorant containing alcohol is allowed. Alcohol from deodorant is permitted because it is wiped on the body and is not ingested or discharged from the body. Before prayer, a Muslim may wash away deodorant if he or his imam believes that deodorant is dirty.

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