FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers
Lafz is a concept born of the practice of Halal. The Lafz range of Halal compliant personal care products is created with a vision to enable the community to consume top quality products without compromising on values and beliefs. Lafz’s product is made with No Ethyl alcohol, no animal by-products & no harmful ingredients.
Lafz is a Singapore based brand.
  • Lafz products have been Halal certified by recognised agencies around the globe. None of the formulation used by Lafz contains any ethyl alcohol or any animal derived ingredients.
  • All Lafz products are manufactured in Halal compliant factories and tested to be safe for use on human skin.
Yes, Lafz is the world’s 1st Halal certified no-alcohol body spray. We have certification from two different Halal governing bodies from India and Turkey. You may wish to refer to our website under the section Halal certificates awarded to Lafz.
Currently we have six variants for male users and four variants for female users. And the product portfolio continues to grow. Please refer to our website for more information.

Our fragrances last 12-24 hours. For long lasting effect, we advise our customers to use Lafz Body Spray directly on the skin rather than on clothes.

  • Lafz products are available at most leading cosmetics outlets (a total of 7000 outlets) in India.
  • You can also order online from our
    Official website
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    Flipkart.com
  • Call 01870664631 to place your order or ask for any information.
  • The shelf life of body spray is 36 months from the manufacturing date.
  • For exact detail, please refer to prints on the product.

Our products are manufactured in various places around the world. Turkey, India, Italy, France etc. are some of the countries where our products are manufactured.

Lafz is planning  to launch more beauty care products and personal care products. Do like us on Facebook, sign up to be part of the Lafz community or visit our website regularly for updates and more info.

  • Lafz body spray contains zero alcohol. It is made with natural ingredients such as Aloe Vera and Vetiver which help to moisturise your underarm, and Tea Tree oil extract and Triclosan whose antibacterial properties neutralize the smell of sweat.
  • Our body sprays are also Halal Certified and dermatologically tested to ensure that it is suited for all skin types.

Fragrance preference is a rather individual choice. We share as much information as possible in the product page to help you choose. Refer to each variant for its Top/ Middle/ Base notes as a guide.

An “Attar” doesn’t have any deodorizing property and is only a perfume (meant to be sprayed on clothes/pulse point). On the other hand, a Deodorant Body Spray gives the fragrance and also provides anti-bacterial property and helps to neutralize the smell of sweat. Body spray is meant to be sprayed on armpit/skin.

The absence of alcohol ensures that you won’t have any burning sensation or after-use dehydration in your skin. Its Vetiver, Tea Tree and Aloe Vera Leaf extracts ensure that your skin remains moisturized with a good after-use feel. The product has been dermatologically tested and is suited for all skin types. Unless you have allergic reaction to fragrance itself, there should not be any reaction on your skin.

While there is a debate on whether alcohol in body spray is Halal or not and whether it is okay to wear alcohol while offering Namaz, most scholars agree that it is preferable to use an alcohol-free fragrance.

Here are links from some

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1cD7W8-TNQ&feature=share
  2. https://bit.ly/2PMAhvC

As a company, Lafz advocates the consumer right to make an informed choice.

International Muslim scholars on their views on alcohol in body sprays/perfumes.

Wudu (Ablution) is an obligatory pattern of cleaning one’s body parts (washing the face, mouth, nose, arms, and feet, and wiping the head, neck and ear) It is a “Farz” (must do) for a Muslim before praying as Allah said in Holy Quran “O you who have believed, when you rise to [perform] prayer, wash your faces and your forearms to the elbows and wipe over your heads and wash your feet to the ankles. (Verse 6: Al-Maidah)”

It is also a means of forgiveness for minor sins. The Prophet (pbuh) expresses it as follows: “If a person makes wudu as it is ordered and performs prayers as they are ordered, his/her minor sins are forgiven.”

Performing Wudu 5 times a day has several health benefits. It refreshes our body (recommended to do before sleeping, too) and works as Reflexo-Therapy by stimulating biological rhythms of the body specifically the Biological Active Sports (Bases). Washing arms activates blood circulation. Washing nose, mouth and hands reduces microbes, pneumonia viruses thus preventing spread of systemic disease.

Our nails require exposure to water and oxygen for them to stay healthy. But, wearing water-impermeable nail polish can damage the nails. Excitingly, beauty experts have developed a water permeable nail polish formula which is lacquer containing specific type of polymer that aids in its function of allowing nails to breathe. Water permeable nail polish are also called breathable nail polish i.e. Oxygen permeates the layer which is called breathability and water fills the interstices of ball bearings that is called water permeability. (Medium,2020; Webb.C,2020)

Wudu (ablution) is a cleansing ritual Muslims must complete in order to wash up before prayers. It is Farz(must do) or obligatory for every Muslim. Therefore, nail polish would have to be removed in order to perform wudu since nail polish would prevent water from reaching the nails. As described above, breathable nail polish allows water and air to seep through it therefore it doesn’t interfere with the ablution process.

The word Halal in Arabic, simply means what is permitted or lawful and as Muslims there are a lot of things that are Halal, but there are very few Haram (unlawful or Noh permissible) and when these ingredients are present in our food, skincare, or clothing then these cannot be considered halal anymore. Similarly wudu friendly cosmetics are the ones that doesn’t interfere

with the wudu (ablution: a cleansing ritual Muslims must complete in order to wash up before prayers, it is Farz i.e. compulsory) . Hence, products that are not considered haram interfere with the wudu process as well as certain chemicals that doesn’t allow water to pass through for proper cleansing aren’t wudu friendly, an well-known example of such a product is our conventional nail polish. (Claudia Nour cosmetics, 2020)

Cruelty free simple means that the product or its ingredients have not been tested on animals by a supplier, manufacturer or producer or any third party entity. Since there are no governing law companies are forced to oblige by, a cruelty free claim can be made by anyone even though the product might contain an ingredient or two that might’ve been tested on animals. That’s why certification programs hold a lot of merit.

One important thing to know beforehand is that a lot of certified vegan and cruelty-free skincare brands may not have certification seals on their products. This is because companies need to pay a licensing fee to use them while the approval process is free.

It should be noted that non vegan products might also be included in cruelty free products.

For cruelty free cosmetics, leaping bunny and PETA certification seals are most commonly used.

(ethical elephant, 2020)

Here, I’m using the inglot O2M nail polish that started this ‘halal’ nail polish revolution as an example:

Islamic scholar Mustafa Omar described a small experiment his student performed with this revolutionary nail polish.

As a test case, she (the student) applied standard pink nail polish and purple O2M on a coffee filter below the painted one, squeezed two drips of water over the polish and applied pressure with her finger. After about 10seconds , it was clear that the water was prevented from seeping through (even the back side of the filter ) the standard nail polish but clearly went through the O2M and even it wetted the second filter. This is sufficient to show that the claims made by the manufacturer are correct and water does indeed permeate through to the nail. (Medium,2020)

Any cosmetics sold in the USA are required by the FDA to be labeled with its INCI names, however, many consumers who buy those cosmetics often forget to read the label and know little or nothing they are putting on their skin.

Things to remember when reading a cosmetic label:

  1. Look for parentheses: ingredient names are pretty long and are often accompanied by parentheses by a common name for easy reference.
  2. Alcohol free: is it? When a personal care product has been labelled as alcohol free it might be partially telling the truth. There are many different kinds of alcohol, when a product has been

labelled as ‘alcohol free’ it often refers to being ethyl alcohol free; it might however, contain other types of alcohol like cetyl, steryl, or lanolin alcohol.

  1. How the products are tested: if a product label says it’s ‘cruelty free’ it means that the product not necessarily the ingredients hasn’t been tested on animals. That’s where the difference lies, because you might be buying a product that’s cruelty free yet the ingredients are animal tested.
  2. Too many ingredients can be bad: Cosmetics and personal care products with a long list of ingredients is something you should take notes of because the more ingredients it has, the more likely that the product or its ingredients have been tested on animals.
  3. Hypoallergenic- fact or marketing strategy? A product that is hypoallergenic is supposed to produce fewer allergic reactions and is a very popular product among sensitive skin consumers. Before you buy into the hype, you should know that there are no federal standards (currently) or definitions that regulate the use is the term or ensure that products labeled as hypoallergenic are less irritating. (Label,2020)

The term wudu friendly implies that the cosmetic product itself is derived from halal ingredients and the item shouldn’t be excessively concentrated (it should create a thin breathable boundary between skin and water upon application).

Here are a few tips to help you look great all day without removing make up before prayer:

  1. Avoid waterproof make up: Waterproof make up is exceptionally hard to remove, it forms a tough barrier around the skin and interferes with the ablution process.
  2. Skip primer : Primers enable makeup and eyeshadow to last longer by creating a strong base. This doesn’t allow water to go through hence, would be problematic for wudu.
  3. Stick to powder: Powder foundation should be chosen as opposed to fluid or creamy foundation because powder surely doesn’t create a barrier on the skin that’d interfere with the prayer.
  4. Check ingredients: Most of the handy make up products are made up of chemicals and

non-halal ingredients for example: gelatin, alcohol etc. Here, vegan products are a good place to start.

  1. Pick a breathable nail polish: Breathable nail polishes are formulated in a unique way using a lacquer containing specific polymer that allows oxygen and water to pass through. Hence, wudu can be effectively performed without removing the nail paint. (786cosmetics.com – Halal | Vegan | Breathable, 2020)

The skin is the largest and also one of the most important organs of the body. While doing skin care we want to feed our skin nutrients, not poison it. A list of ingredients to be avoided in skincare products is given below:

  1. Aluminium : toxic metal having estrogen like functions in our body disrupting the endocrine system.
  2. DEA, MEA, TEA ( di-, mono-, tri- ethanol amine)
  3. DMDM HYDANTOIN and UREA: preservatives that often release formaldehyde that results in joint pain, skin allergies, headache and insomnia.
  4. Mineral oil: clogs pores resulting in severe acne.
  5. Parben (methyl, ethyl, butyl, propyl): may contribute to hormonal imbalance.
  6. PEG: reduces skin’s natural moisture factor (coconutsandkettlebells, 2020)Pthalates
  7. Propylene glycol, methylene glycol : weaken the protein and cellular structure harming the skin.
  8. Siloxanes: suspected endocrine disrupter and reproductive toxicant.
  9. Sodium laurel sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate
  10. Synthetic fragrances
  11. Triclosan: disrupt thyroid function and might turn into carcinogenic.
  12. Silicon
  13. Carmine
  14. Alcohol ((The Dirty Dozen: Top 12 Ingredients to Avoid in Your Skincare, 2020)

The word “Halal” is an Arabic word used many times in Quran, which means Permitted or Acceptable according to an Islamic law. It’s the opposite of Haram which means Prohibited or Unacceptable according to an Islamic law. In the Holy Quran Allah commands us not to eat any Haram foods and only to eat Halal foods; it’s mandatory.

“O ye who believe! Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you, and render thanks to Allah if it is (indeed) He whom ye worship” (Qur’an 2:172)
We should opt for halal cosmetics as studies show that women who apply lipstick end up “eating” the lipstick they’ve applied via absorption of the lipstick through their skin, or by licking their lips, or when they eat/drink while wearing lipstick – 4 to 9 pounds of lipstick are “consumed” as a result in an average woman’s lifetime. So, imagine all those lipsticks products currently out in the market that are made with chemicals like fatty acids and gelatin, as well as other items, like alcohol or ingredients that are extracted from animals like pigs. Hence, switching to halal cosmetics minimizes this risk and also, is wudu friendly which means prayers (namaz) can be performed as well. (Why-use-halal, 2020)

The word Halal in Arabic, simply means what is permitted or lawful, and as Muslims there are lots of things that are Halal but there are few things that are Haram ( unlawful or not permissible),

and when these ingredients are present in our food, skin care or clothing etc then these cannot be considered Halal anymore.

Some ingredients that are normally used in cosmetics and are not permissible (Haram) are:

  1. Pork and pork- derived ingredients
  2. Alcohol
  3. Carmine ( red colour derived from the crushed dried up Cochineal insect and all insects except locusts are Haram to consume )

The problem with skincare ingredients is that there are a lot of by-products made from a combination of pork and other animals, so you’ve to learn to read labels and find the many ways these ingredients could be sneaking into your products, or as I like to call them:

  1. Tallow ( very common ingredient used in eye makeup lipstick, makeup bases, and foundations. To the everyday consumer, it’s more common name would be rendered animal fat. The process involves boiling carcasses of slaughtered animals until a fatty substance is produced, ready to add to cosmetics and add to ones face
  2. Gelatin: Similar to tallow it’s the boiled skin, ligament, tendon, bones of animals. Absolutely off limits unless you know there are no porks involved, I personally think that we can have amazing products without the need of any kind of gelatin.
  3. Collagen : Found in cosmetic lip-plumping glosses, this is a fibrous protein from animal tissue that has no proven effect on your own collagen reproduction. Unless the source is known , and it is known that no pork was used in the making it is not permissible.
  4. Estrogen: Also known as estradiol, it’s origin is very impure and something not considered pure for us to use .
  5. Ambergris : This ingredient is animal-derived therefore unethical and un Islamic as it’s derived from waxy oils of whale’s stomach.
  6. Squalene: this substance is extracted from livers of sharks and then added to eye makeup, lipstick and facial moisturizers.
  7. Glycerin/glycerol: It is found in moisturizers, cleansers, after-shave. If it is pork derived then it is Haram but vegetables oil sources are Halal.

Stearic acid : it can be obtained both from plant and animal sources. (Claudia Nour cosmetics, 2020)

“ And tell the believing women to reduce (some) is their vision and guard their private parts and bot expose their adornments except that which (necessarily) appears thereof and to wrap (a portion of) their head-covers over their chests and not expose adornments except to their husbands, fathers, husband’s father, (mahram) that which their right hands possess or those male attendents having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women.” (24:31)

Hence, the point the is women are supposed to adorn themselves fully in the right time and place i.e with their husbands. There’s no point in considering make up as haram (as long as the ingredients used in them are in the halal category and doesn’t interfere with the wudu process)

(Are Muslim Women Allowed to Wear Make-up? | About Islam, 2020)

A woman’s body is meant to be enjoyed within the context or settings mentioned in Quranic verses. Those are the settings where the woman is with those (mahram) who should respect, love and honour her, not objectify her body exploit her in any way shape or form. The point is that women are supposed to adorn themselves fully in the right time and place i.e. with their husbands. Hence, use of cosmetics in appropriate time and place is permissible. (Are Muslim Women Allowed to Wear Make-up? | About Islam, 2020)

Collagen is found in cosmetic lip-plumping glosses, this is a fibrous protein from animal tissue that has no proven effect on your own collagen reproduction. Unless and until the accurate source is known it is not permissible to use it as it might be derived from pork.

(Claudia Nour cosmetics, 2020)

Regular nail polish contains chemical solvents such as acetone, butyl acetate, ethyl acetate, or toluene. Regular nail polish can be removed with nail polish removers containing the same or similar solvents.

However, water-based nail polish is made mostly of water and does not contain any of these solvents. Traditional nail polish remover is therefore ineffective at removing water based nail polish. Instead, a water-based nail polish remover should be chosen. These removers are often healthier. They may be water, soy, or corn alcohol based. (Removing Pesky Water Based Nail Polish, 2020)

The word “Halal” is an Arabic word used many times in Quran, which means Permitted or Acceptable according to an Islamic law. It’s the opposite of Haram which means Prohibited or Unacceptable according to an Islamic law. In the Holy Quran Allah commands us not to eat any Haram foods and only to eat Halal foods; it’s mandatory.

“O ye who believe! Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you, and render thanks to Allah if it is (indeed) He whom ye worship” (Qur’an 2:172)
We should opt for halal cosmetics as studies show that women who apply lipstick end up “eating” the lipstick they’ve applied via absorption of the lipstick through their skin, or by licking their lips, or when they eat/drink while wearing lipstick – 4 to 9 pounds of lipstick are “consumed” as a result in an average woman’s lifetime. So, imagine all those lipsticks products currently out in the market that are made with chemicals like fatty acids and gelatin, as well as other items, like alcohol or ingredients that are extracted from animals like pigs. Hence, switching to halal cosmetics minimizes this risk and also, is wudu friendly which means prayers (namaz) can be performed as well. (Why-use-halal, 2020)

Hair colouring / hair dyeing is a normal thing because most of the people around us do it. The reason for some people to resist is because of question of whether the hair dye is wudhu’ compliance or not. I know that there are ‘halal’ hair dye products in the market, but brands should be aware that it’s not just about ‘halal’ ingredients, it is also a matter of weather the product is water permeable or not. Water permeable function is crucial because one of the main commandment of wudhu’ (ablution) is to wet the front hair with water. Before you ask (if you are a non-muslim), wudhu’ is a vital step to do before performing prayers for muslims. So it is important to make sure the product is water permeable.  Hence, any hair color needs to be made by halal ingredients, in a halal process and should be water permeable. (Sabbyprue, 2018)

Anyone who is younger than Abu Quhafah, it’s not a sin to dye their hair black.In this issue al-Zuhri said : “ We dye our hair black while we still looked young, but when there are wrinkles on the face and our teeth are week, black is not used anymore.”

Any product can be used as long as it is free from unclean(najis) elements and does not prevent water from reaching wudu body parts or during impurity bath(hadas besar).
According to the Islamic Consumer Association of Malaysia(PPIM), elements of hair dye that can be found in the market is divided into two types. Both are halal in their contents but one is waterproof while the other is not, so one has to make sure of its content before using it.

Hair dye in the market will usually have permanet dye or semi-permanent dye written on the box. Based on research, the semi-permanent dye does not permeate water and shouldn’t be used by Muslims.. (IslamQA, 2020)

O you who believe! when you rise up to prayer, wash your faces and your hands as far as the elbows, and wipe your heads and your feet to the ankles; and if you are under an obligation to perform a total ablution, then wash (yourselves) and if you are sick or on a journey, or one of you come from the privy, or you have touched the women, and you cannot find water, betake yourselves to pure earth and wipe your faces and your hands therewith, Allah does not desire to put on you any difficulty, but He wishes to purify you and that He may complete His favor on you, so that you may be grateful (Surah Al Maida 5:6)

According to the verse, wudu is an obligatory process to be performed before performing any obligatory prayer. For wudu to be accepted one must not have anything i.e. haram in any of the body parts like any perfume having haram alcohol in it, or any hair dye consisting of haram ingredients or having undergone haram procedure while being manufactured or being water impermeable. One opf the renowned wudu compliant hair colour is henna. (Miraculousquran.blogspot.com. 2020. Surah Al Maida (Surah # 5) – Index. [online] Available at: <https://miraculousquran.blogspot.com/2009/08/surah-al-maida-surah-5-index.html> [Accessed 1 May 2020].)

“ The best material used to dye grey hair is henna and katam”. (HR Tarmizi)
Katam is a type of plant that produces colour that is blackish red and found in Yaman.[12]

Any product can be used as long as it is free from unclean(najis) elements and does not prevent water from reaching wuduk body parts or during impurity bath(hadas besar).
According to the Islamic Consumer Association of Malaysia(PPIM), elements of hair dye that can be found in the market is divided into two types. Both are halal in their contents but one is waterproof while the other is not, so one has to make sure of its content before using it.[13]

From Uthman bin Abdullah bin Mauhab he said, “ I’ve met Ummu Salamah and she showed us a few strands of Rasulullah SAW’s hair that has been dyed using henna.” (HR al-Bukhari)

Kohl (surma/ Arabic: كُحْل‎ kuḥl) is an ancient fine black or dark grey-coloured eye cosmetic, which is made by grinding up galena (lead sulphide) or stibnite (antimony sulphide) – both poisons – but it could also made from carbon black or iron oxide – which are harmless. It’s used as an eye makeup and serves similar purpose to kajal. (Kohl, 2020)

Halal deos consist of natural ingredients like aloe and tea tree oil extratcts and also, the ingredients are from clean sources. Most importantly they are free of non-halal ingredients like alcohol (in any form), parabens, ingredients from animal sources etc. As the ingredients used and processing process are fully halal hence, the deos are wudu friendly and prayers can be done after their application as well.(healthline, 2020)

The concept of Halal or what is permitted is rooted in science to ensure-

Halal is for everyone. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Muslim or not – Halal is the ultimate stamp of purity and safety guaranteeing superior quality products.

  • Purity and cleanliness of the sources from which products are derived and the process by which they are made
  • Safety of human lives by consuming only that which is wholesome and healthy
  • Integrity and ethical way of life by avoiding cruelty to animals, harm to the environment and unfair business practices

Also, by applying halal halal deo the ablution process is not harmed, prayers can be done after their application as well.

The term ‘parabens‘ is used to refer to a group of chemicals, mostly synthetic, that are commonly found in health, beauty and personal care products. They act as a form of preservative, preventing the growth of potentially harmful microbes such as bacteria or fungus, thereby increasing shelf-life. Parabens mimic estrogen in our body cells interfering hormonal activities.

Some of the toxic ingredients used in deodrants are:

  • Parabens : Parabens mimic estrogen in our body cells interfering hormonal activities.
  • Triclosan: As a pesticide, triclosan is used to reduce or prevent bacterial contamination. Many consumer brands add the substance to deodorants to kill bacteria. Combined with water, triclosan can create the carcinogenic gas chloroform.
  • Pthalates : Phthalate exposures in humans has been linked to changes in sex hormone levels, altered development of genitals, and low sperm count and quality.
  • Propylene Glycol: The adverse effects associated with PG include CNS toxicity, hyperosmolarity, hemolysis, cardiac arrhythmia, and lactic acidosis
  • Aluminum : Aluminum has been linked to Alzheimer’s breast cancer.

Most importantly, all these ingredients or their complexes possess carcinogenic properties resulting in breast cancer eventually. (Thompsontee, 2020)

While artificial deodorants are full of chemical like parabens, phthalates etc which often possess toxic characteristic natural deo’s are made of ingredients with disinfectant or anti-bacterial properties such as coconut or tea tree oil, essential oils like lavender, sandalwood or bergamot to provide pleasant smell and natural absorbents like baking soda, arrowroot, corn starch to combat moisture.

Natural deodorants don’t plug sweat glands like traditional antiperspirants, but they don’t contain the often-worrying ingredient aluminum.

Natural deo’s cover smell but won’t halt sweat. They work to minimize odor when things heat up. (healthline,2020)

The skin is the largest and also one of the most important organs of the body. While doing skin care we want to feed our skin nutrients, not poison it. A list of ingredients to be avoided in skincare products is given below:

  1. Aluminium : toxic metal having estrogen like functions in our body disrupting the endocrine system.
  2. DEA, MEA, TEA ( di-, mono-, tri- ethanol amine)
  3. DMDM HYDANTOIN and UREA: preservatives that often release formaldehyde that results in joint pain, skin allergies, headache and insomnia.
  4. Mineral oil: clogs pores resulting in severe acne.
  5. Parben (methyl, ethyl, butyl, propyl): may contribute to hormonal imbalance.
  6. PEG: reduces skin’s natural moisture factor (coconutsandkettlebells, 2020)

Technically there’s no set definition of natural makeup ingredients. One of the problems is that natural means different things to different people. However, it generally implies that the products are formulated with ingredients found in nature, often from plants, such as botanical oils Or, it could indicate products lacking synthetic preservatives such as parabens. The best way to ensure a product is genuinely natural is to look for an official certification mark..

Synthetic skincare means products incorporate laboratory and scientifically derived ingredients. The formulas are made using chemical copies of natural ingredients.

Synthetic skincare means products incorporate laboratory and scientifically derived ingredients. The formulas are made using chemical copies of natural ingredients, There are so many skincare products on the market and so many claims being made that it can be quite difficult for the consumer to make sense of it all. The natural versus synthetic camps have polarised the industry a bit as some claim natural products are not effective and others that synthetic products are harmful. Likely the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Naturally derived products can be highly effective when formulated properly. However natural does not necessarily mean better – poison ivy is natural too. Synthetic products are not inherently dangerous because they are created in a laboratory, and many may actually be bioavailable but also, they contain harmful ingredients like certain preservatives (parabens, PEG etc) in them. (glamourmagazineUK, 2019)