Can we use deodorants that contain alcohol when we are on wudu and then worship?

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Can we use deodorants that contain alcohol when we are on wudu and then worship?
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Dear Brother / Sister,

First of all, it is necessary to know that no matter what kind it is, alcohol does not invalidate wudu when it is wiped or spread on the clothes. Wudu is invalidated only when something comes out of the body of a person.

However, it is not permissible for man to perform prayers when there is something dirty on his body or clothes because along with wudu, having clean clothes on is one of the conditions of the prayer. According to some imams of Hanafi madhhab, the alcohol in deodorants and perfumes is not the kind of alcohol that is dirty; therefore they do not prevent performing prayers. However, since they are regarded as dirty by other madhhabs, it will be more appropriate to wash the places that alcohol has touched before performing a prayer. The same thing can be said about eau de cologne and spirit.

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