Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 12 Jumada al-Ula 1444

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Is it forbidden to use perfumed soap when in a state of ihram?

Is it forbidden to use perfumed soap when in a state of ihram?

Answer

It is prohibited for someone who has entered ihram [state of pilgrim sanctity] to use perfume on the body, clothes or food because perfume is one of the restrictions of ihram.
The opinion chosen for fatwa is that it is permissible for a person in ihram to use scented soap because it is not considered perfume. However, it is better to exercise religious cautiousness and refrain from using it to avoid scholarly controversy.
And God the Almighty knows best.