After doing wudu, I put face cream that contains stearyl alcohol and urea. I also pray with that cream. I am also fasting (it is Ramadan now). Is it ok to use this cream or did my wudu/prayers/fast break?

I have a bad skin condition which requires me to put cream on my face 24 hours a day. If I don't use a face cream on my face, then it becomes red and dry and itchy. I finally found this cream that works on my face but is it halal?

I researched online and some people say it's ok and some people say it's not:

Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4

Thank you.

  • I added 4 sources to the question. May 12, 2019 at 13:52
  • Be aware that we don't judge which view of Islam is more correct. And while fast reading these sources on my mobile I didn't get a clear distinction between the views on urea and I've got the impression none of them addresses sterile alcohol.
    – Medi1Saif
    May 13, 2019 at 6:59
  • Source 1 and 2 say Urea in cream is prohibited. And Sources 3 and 4 say that it is permitted. I did not find any sources about Stearyl Alcohol so that is why I am asking here if anyone knows anything about it. I just want to know if Urea and Stearyl Alcohol is ok to use. May 13, 2019 at 18:25


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