Assalamualaykum Q-A Fasting person who has a flu and blocked nose puts Vicks (Medicine)in very hot water and takes a steam bath meaning the steam which has the smell of the Medicine in it comes out of the hot water he breathes it in the nose will his Fast break?If it doesnt break and the steam enters the mouth will Fast break? Q2-A Fasting person if he uses tisssue which has the smell of Vicks(Medicine) to blow and clean his nose will his Fast break? The tissue contains the following, Vicks tissues contains eucalyptus, menthol, and camphor. Q3-A Fasting person puts a Vicks vapor Inhaler medicated stick in the nose to open a blocked nose which has the following Ingredients Special Vicks Vapors (Bornyl Acetate, Camphor, Lavender Oil, Menthol) Warnings will Fast break?

Assalamualaykum Q-A Fasting person who has a flu and blocked nose puts Vicks (Medicine)in very hot water and takes a steam bath meaning the steam which has the smell of the Medicine in it comes out of the hot water he breathes it in the nose will his Fast break?If it doesnt break and the steam enters the mouth will Fast break? Q2-A Fasting person if he uses tisssue which has the smell of Vicks(Medicine) to blow and clean his nose will his Fast break? The tissue contains the following, Vicks tissues contains eucalyptus, menthol, and camphor. Q3-A Fasting person puts a Vicks vapor Inhaler medicated stick in the nose to open a blocked nose which has the following Ingredients Special Vicks Vapors (Bornyl Acetate, Camphor, Lavender Oil, Menthol) Warnings will Fast break?

Answer

(Fatwa: 2034/328=B/1429)

 

(1) Fast will be broken by inhaling the vapour of Vicks deliberately while fasting.

(2) Fast will not be broken if fragrant tissue is put into the nose while keeping fast.

(3) However, fast will be broken by the inhaler whether taken thorough the mouth or nose, but if it is a paper put into the nose, then fast will not be broken, no matter how hard it smells.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband