Applying Itr when leaving the home at night

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Q: I have been told to not apply itr when leaving the home at night (after Maghrib). The scent apparently attracts Jinns which is said to be bad. Please advise on the authenticity of this belief.


A: This is not established in the Ahaadith of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam).

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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