Smelling or applying liquid-based perfumes or incense while Fasting – Ibn Baz & Uthaymeen

BismillaahThe ruling on using Perfume and Incense during Ramadhan

Question:

Is it permissible to use perfume, like Uud oil, cologne and incense, during the month of Ramadhan?

Answer:

Yes it is permissible to use it under the condition that one does not inhale the incense smoke

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Fatawa Islamiyah Page n. 265 Vol: 2
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The ruling on using Perfume during the Daytime in Ramadhan

Question:

What is the ruling of the fasting person using perfumed fragrances during the daytime in Ramadhan?

Answer:

There is no harm in using them during the daytime in Ramadhan and inhaling them, except for the incense smoke. The person should not inhale it because it has smoke substance to it that reaches the stomach, which is the smoke.

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen
Fatawa Islamiyah Page no. 264 Vol: 2
DarusSalam English Publication


A Fasting Person Using Perfumes

Question:

What is the ruling on a fasting person using perfumes?

Answer:

There is no objection to a fasting person using them during the daytime in Ramadan or sniffing them, apart from incense, which he should not sniff, because it has some substance which reaches the stomach, and that is the smoke.

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen
Fatawa Arkaanul-Islaam, Vol.2, p.664
DarusSalam English Publication


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