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Can I apply vaseline while fasting?

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Assalaamualaikum Can i apply vaseline or any other lipcare while fasting?? Jazak allahu khair…..


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Dear Brother,

If you apply vaseline or any lip care while fasting in such a way that you don’t taste the vaseline, it would be permissible. Otherwise, if you taste the vaseline, then it will be makruh.

You should refrain from applying vaseline before performing wudhu as it prevents the water from reaching the lips.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Tareque Ahmed

Student Darul Iftaa
New York, USA

Concurred by

Mufti Sohail bin Arif

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (2/ 416)

(وَكُرِهَ) لَهُ (ذَوْقُ شَيْءٍ وَ) كَذَا (مَضْغُهُ بِلَا عُذْرٍ)

الظَّاهِرُ أَنَّ الْكَرَاهَةَ فِي هَذِهِ الْأَشْيَاءِ تَنْزِيهِيَّةٌ

كتاب المسائل 174/2 

كتاب الفتاوى 3/396

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