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Can I use "wine" to cook if the essence disappears (evaporate) during cooking?



Alcohol is forbidden not just because it is intoxicating but because it is impure. The four schools, Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi'i and Hanbali have agreed that alcohol is impure. This is based on the word of

Allah s.w.t in Surah Al-Ma'idah verse 90 which reads:

"ياأيها الذين آمنوا إنما الخمر والميسر والأنصاب والأزلام رجز من عمل الشيطان فاجتنبوه لعلكم تفلحون"

Meaning: "O you who believe! That indeed wine, gambling, idolatry, and the fate by arrows, are filth of the deeds of Satan. So leave it that you may succeed. "

Alcohol in any form and name, is impure and haram to be consumed by Muslims.

Therefore, adding any ingredients that contain alcohol is unlawful to be consumed, even when after cooking the alcohol will disappear and dry. This is because once alcohol is exposed to food, the food will become impure hence should not be eaten by Muslims.

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