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Is There Dam on Washing the Palm of Your Hand With Scented Soap

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Answered by: Maulana Imran Mughal


Is there any ikhtilaf (difference of opinion) on washing the palm of your hand with scented soap necessitating a dam?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


If a person has used scented soap on his entire hand or more than a quarter of it, this will necessitate a “dam.”[1]

The reason for this is because a person’s condition in Hajj should be that of complete humility and submission out of love towards Allah, and by applying or using scented products this quality is not found.[2]

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Imran Mughal

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ilm Birmingham

[1]Allamah Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtaar(Damascus: Dar al-Thaqafah, 2000). 7:217.

[2] Imam Sarakhsi, Al-Mabsoot(Quetta: Maktabah Rasheediyyah), 4:134.

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