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Lafz is a product that was made with the concept of Halal in mind. Lafz aims at providing a wide range of Halal-friendly word-class products that can be used without giving up the values and beliefs of a person. Lafz products contain zero ethyl alcohol, animal by-products, and harmful ingredients.

Lafz is a brand based in Singapore.

  • The products from Lafz are halal-certified and are recognised worldwide. The formulation used by Lafz has zero presence of ethyl alcohol or any animal by-products.
  • The Lafz products are products in Halal-compliant factories and are tested to be 100% safe on human skin.

Yes. It is. Lafz is the first halal-certified no-alcohol body spray in the world. Lafz has certifications from 2 Halal governing bodies from India as well as from Turkey. Please find the certificates awarded to Lafz under the section Halal certificates on our website.

For the time being, we have four variants for female customers and six variants for male customers. However, our product portfolio is always growing. Check out our website to know more

The fragrances of our body sprays last for 12-24 hours. We recommend our users to use the Lafz body spray on the body or skin rather than on clothes for a long-lasting fragrance.

  • You can purchase Lafz products from the top-notch cosmetic outlets in India(7000 outlets)
  • If you wish to order it online, the products are available on
    Official website
    Amazon.in
    Flipkart.com
  • Also, to place an order or to ask for any information, please call 01870664631
  • From the date of manufacture, the Lafz body spray has 36 months of shelf life.
  • You can refer to the prints on the product for more details.

They are produced in different places all around the world. Most of the production takes place in countries like Turkey, India, Italy, France and more.

Lafz is on its way to launch more self-care and beauty-care products. Please like us on Facebook and also don’t forget to sign up to be a part of our Lafz community. Do check out our website for updates and to know more about the products.

  • Lafz body sprays don’t have any form of alcohol in the products. We manufacture our products with 100% natural ingredients like Aloe Vera and Vetiver. These ingredients help in moisturising your underarms. We also use tea tree oil extract and triclosan as their antibacterial properties help in reducing the smell of sweat.
  • Also, our body sprays are halal certified and are dermatologically tested to assure that it can be used on all types of skin.

We think it is more of a personal choice. We have included as much information about the products in the product description to make the choice easier for you. Please check out the top/middle/base notes of each variant as a guide.

“Attar” doesn’t have any deodorizing feature and is just seen as a perfume that can be used on clothes or pulse points. Contrarily, a deodorant body spray has fragrance and also helps in reducing the smell of sweat. The body spray is usually used on armpit or 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 an allergic reaction to fragrance itself, it is safe.

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

  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.

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 does 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 does not 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 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, a 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, we are 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 drops of water over the polish and applied pressure with her finger. After about 10 seconds , 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)

The cosmetics sold in the USA demand the FDA be labeled with its INCI names. But most of the time, the consumers forget to check out the label and end up using products without knowing what they put on their bodies.
Here are a few things to keep in mind while reading the label.

Keep an eye on parentheses: When the name of the ingredients is long they are usually replaced with common names for easy reference.
Zero-alcohol: When the products are referred to as alcohol-free it usually means that the product doesn’t contain ethyl alcohol. But there are other types of alcohol like cetyl, stearyl, or lanolin that might be used in these products.
The way of testing: The products can be labeled “cruelty-free” but yet sometimes the ingredients might be animal tested.
The more number of ingredients can be harmful: More the number of ingredients more the chances of it being tested on animals.
Hypoallergenic: Claiming to be hypoallergenic can sometimes be a marketing strategy. A hypoallergenic product causes fewer allergic reactions and is widely used among consumers with sensitive skin. But there are no federal standards or definitions that exist now to certify the products that claim to be hypoallergenic to be less allergic (Label,2020)

Wudu-friendly means that these cosmetic products are made from halal ingredients and the item is not excessively concentrated, i.e, it means that there should exist a breathable boundary between skin and water on application.
Check out a few tips to help you look great for a whole day without removing makeup before prayers:

Strictly say no to water-proof makeup: Removing waterproof makeup is quite hard as it forms a touch barrier on the skin and restricts the ablution process.
Skip primer: Primers help in keeping the eyeshadow and makeup for a longer time by creating a stronger base. It restricts the flow of water which in turn making it problematic to Wudu.
Use powder: Stick onto powder use rather than fluid or cream foundation as powder won’t create a barrier on the skin which in turn won’t interfere in prayers.
Keep an eye on ingredients: The handy makeup products in most cases use chemicals and non-halal components like gelatin, alcohol, etc. It is always best to go with vegan products.
Breathable nail polish: Go with breathable nail polish as they are made in a unique way using a lacquer that has polymers that allow oxygen and water to pass through it. In this way, one need not remove nail polish to perform Wudu. (786cosmetics.com – Halal | Vegan | Breathable, 2020)

Our skin is the largest as well as one of the vital organs in our body. So it important to feed our skin with nutrients rather than poison. Check out a list of products that should be avoided during the skincare regime:
Aluminium: It is a toxic metal that has the presence of estrogen in it. It can disrupt the endocrine system.
DEA, MEA, TEA ( di-, mono-, triethanolamine)
DMDM HYDANTOIN and UREA: These preservatives can produce formaldehyde which leads to joint pain, skin allergies, headaches, and insomnia.
Mineral oil: It might fill up the pores causing severe acne problems.
Paraben (methyl, ethyl, butyl, propyl): Use of paraben can result in hormonal imbalance.
PEG: Use of PEG on skin alleviates the natural moisture of the skin (coconutsandkettlebells, 2020)
Propylene glycol, methylene glycol: Use of these can weaken the protein and cellular structure which in turn end up damaging the skin.
Siloxanes: These are suspected to be endocrine disruptors and reproductive toxicants.
Sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium Laureth sulfate Synthetic fragrances
Triclosan: It can turn into carcinogenic and can disrupt thyroid functions.
Apart from the above-mentioned ingredients, Silicon and Carmine are also harmful products to be included in skincare. (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:
Pork and pork- derived ingredients
Alcohol
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:
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
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.
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.
Estrogen: Also known as estradiol, it’s origin is very impure and something not considered pure for us to use .
Ambergris : This ingredient is animal-derived therefore unethical and un Islamic as it’s derived from waxy oils of whale’s stomach.
Squalene: this substance is extracted from livers of sharks and then added to eye makeup, lipstick and facial moisturizers.
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 not 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 attendants 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 permanent dye or semi-permanent dye written on the box. Based on research, the semi-permanent dye does not permeate water and should not 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 of 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].)

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 of 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].)

Kohl or Surma or commonly known in Arabic as كُحْل‎ kuḥl is black or dark grey-coloured eye cosmetic made by crushing galena, i.e, lead sulfide or stibnite, i.e, antimony sulphide. Although both of them are poisons, it can be be made in carbon black or iron oxide and can be made harmless for usage. It is similar to kajal and is a widely used eye makeup. (KOHL, 2020)

Halal deo sprays are sprays made with natural ingredients like aloe vera and tea tree oil extract. These products are free of non-halal ingredients such as alcohol, parabens, animal by-products, etc. Since Lafz products contain halal and Wudu friendly ingredients, prayers can also be carried out after the application of these products. (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.

Parabens mean a group of chemicals, that are mostly synthetic, usually seen in health, beauty, and self-care products. They are most commonly used as a preservative to avoid the growth of dangerous microbes like bacteria or fungus to improve its shelf life of the product. Parabens can cause harmful effects on the hormonal activities of our body.

Some of the toxic ingredients used in deodorants 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.
Phthalates : 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 antibacterial properties such as coconut or tea tree oil, essential oils like lavender, sandalwood or bergamot to provide pleasant smell and natural adsorbents 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:

Aluminium : toxic metal having estrogen like functions in our body disrupting the endocrine system.
DEA, MEA, TEA ( di-, mono-, triethanolamine)
DMDM HYDANTOIN and UREA: preservatives that often release formaldehyde that results in joint pain, skin allergies, headache and insomnia.
Mineral oil: clogs pores resulting in severe acne.
Paraben (methyl, ethyl, butyl, propyl): may contribute to hormonal imbalance.
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)