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Applying an ointment for pain in ihraam

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Q: Is applying ointment for pain or other cause also prohibited after one had entered ihram, because normally all ointment has a scent whereas all scented things are prohibited in the state of ihram?

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A: If the ointment gives off a perfumed scent, then you should not use it in the state of ihraam. Instead you should look for some other alternative.

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

ولو داوى به جرحه أو شقوق رجليه فلا كفارة عليه لأنه ليس بطيب في نفسه إنما هو أصل الطيب أو هو طيب من وجه فيشترط استعماله على وجه التطيب بخلاف ما إذا تداوى بالمسك وما أشبهه (الهداية 1/ 266)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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