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

Answered Date: Nov 30,-0001

Title: Does fragrance break the fast

Question

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

Answer

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.

Daruliftaa.net



[1]

(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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