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Assalamualaikum. Hope you are doing well. I have been using mouthwash that contains alcohol ! I perfor. 5times prayer a day& try to follow all other instructions. Is it haram ? & if so what will be the punishment & how can i ask for forgiveness ?
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Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)

Assalmalaikum

Dear Brother,

What is banned in the Quran is intoxicants. The alcohol used in the Mouthwash will not intoxicate you, therefore you can continue to use it.

[Quran 5:90] O you who believe! Khamr (INTOXICANTS), Maysir (GAMBLING), Ansab (DEDICATION OF STONES), and Azlam (DIVINATION BY ARROWS)are a Rijs (abomination) of Shaytan's handiwork. So avoid that in order that you may be successful.

However if you are still not confident enough...you can use alternate mouthwash which is free from alcohol.

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