Category: Fasting (Sawm)
Fatwa#: 29428
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Nov 30,-0001

Title: Does fragrance break the fast


I work in a perfume shop. Does smelling fragrance break my fast?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Smelling fragrance does not invalidate the fast.[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Zakariya Memon

Student Darul Iftaa
Chatham, Canada 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


(1)    وَرِيحُ الْعِطْرِ إذَا وَجَدَ فِي حَلْقِهِ لَمْ يُفْطِرْ كَمَا فِي الْمُحِيطِ (الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (2/ 396)

(2)    وريح العطر، إذا وجد في حلقه لم يفطره؛ لأن التحرز عنه غير ممكن.( المحيط البرهاني (2/ 231)

(3)    لا يفسد صومه وكذا إذا دخل الدخان أو الغبار أو ريح العطر أو الذباب حلقه لا يفسد صومه (فتاوى قاضيخان (1/ 102)

(4)     فتاوى محمودية ج10 ص153

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