Category: Ramadhan
Fatwa#: 36087
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: May 24,2017

Title: Will putting cucumbers on one’s eyes break a person’s fast?



I wanted to ask a question about Ramadhan. Whilst fasting, is it permissible to put cucumber on your eyes? (Sometimes peope use this to freshen their eyes).


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


Assalāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāhi wa barakātuh


Putting cucumbers on the eyes is permissible and will not break the fast. [1]

And Allah Ta‘ālā Knows Best

Mufti Zameelur Rahman

Darul Iftaa

١. ولو اكتحل لم يفطر لأنه ليس بين العين والدماغ منفذ، والدمع يترشح كالعروق، والداخل من المسام لا ينافي كما لو اغتسل بالماء البارد (الهداية، إدارة القرآن والعلوم الإسلامية، ج٢ ص٢٥٥)

 وأما إذا اكتحل أو أقطر شيئا من الدواء في عينه لا يفسد صومه عندنا، وإن وجد طعم ذلك في حلقه، وإن بزق فرأى أثر الكحل ولونه في بزاقه هل يفسد صومه؟ ذكر شمس الأئمة الحلواني رحمه الله أن فيه اختلاف المشايخ رحمهم الله، عامتهم على عدم الفساد (المحيط البرهاني، إدارة القرآن، ج٣ ص٣٤٨)


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