Applying oil in the eyes while fasting

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1. While fasting can we put oil inside our eyes? Will it break the fast or make the fast invalid?

2. There is a amla oil ( gooseberry oil) which has very strong good smell. Can a woman apply this oil on head and go outside house as it has very strong good smell?

3. While fasting if we smell bakhoor (ood) without burning it will our fast break or become invalid?



1. No.

2. If it has an attractive smell then she should abstain from using it when going out.

3. No.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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