Fatwa: # 15705
Category: Ramadhan
Country: South Africa
Date: 2nd October 2007


Is the use of surma in ramadhaan permissable?


Is the use of surma in ramadhaan permissable?

The reason i ask, is because i put surma in my eyes at night and when i awake the next morning, i find that particles of the surma come out from my mouth and nose. Will these particles of surma from my nose and mouth nullify my fast?


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

It is permissible to use Surma in Ramadhaan. The particles of Surma that come out from the nose or mouth will not nullify the fast. (Hindiyyah vol.5 pg.274)

الفتاوى الهندية  - (ج 5 / ص 274)

وَلَوْ أَقْطَرَ شَيْئًا مِنْ الدَّوَاءِ فِي عَيْنِهِ لَا يُفْطِرُ صَوْمَهُ عِنْدَنَا ، وَإِنْ وَجَدَ طَعْمَهُ فِي حَلْقِهِ ، وَإِذَا بَزَقَ فَرَأَى أَثَرَ الْكُحْلِ ، وَلَوْنَهُ فِي بُزَاقِهِ عَامَّةُ الْمَشَايِخِ عَلَى أَنَّهُ لَا يُفْسِدُ صَوْمَهُ كَذَا فِي الذَّخِيرَةِ ، وَهُوَ الْأَصَحُّ هَكَذَا فِي التَّبْيِينِ .

And Allah knows best


Mufti Moosa Salie

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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