As we know, pilgrims cannot apply perfume in the state of Ihram. In this situation, read this topic for more information about the question, “Can you use cream in Ihram?” This article will guide you to find the correct answer to this question.
Before performing the rituals of Hajj and Umrah, a pilgrim is required to enter the sacred state of Ihram. Pilgrims must enter this state after purifying their bodies, wearing the appropriate attire, and making the necessary preparations before crossing the Miqat.
According to Sharia, it is not allowed for pilgrims to wear perfume in the state of Ihram. So, in this case, it is not permissible to use highly scented creams used for beauty while in the state of Ihram. However, there is nothing wrong with using unscented creams in Ihram.
Applying cream to the face while in Ihram
It is prohibited to use perfumed cream in the sacred state of Ihram. However, for medical purposes, you can apply fragrance-free cream to your face in Ihram.
Using unscented creams in Ihram
According to many scholars, applying perfume (any cream, which contains perfume) to one’s skin or clothes, is not permitted, because it will stick to it and its fragrance will remain.
Since using anything with perfume or that contains perfume is prohibited in Ihram. So, pilgrims cannot apply scented cream in the state of Ihram. However, using such a cream is permitted in Ihram, which is fragrance-free.
Applying cream on the thighs in the state of Ihram
When wearing Ihram for the Hajj or Umrah, there is nothing wrong with using “Daktacort” cream (a cream, which is used for medical purposes). This cream is not forbidden because it is a type of cure rather than a type of perfume and does not fall within the prohibition on the scent.
So, given that the intention is to use it as a treatment, it is allowed for the pilgrim wearing Ihram to apply creams to that area (thighs) to prevent chafing.
Using scented soaps in Ihram
According to Islamic laws, if perfume is used in general for its fragrance, even if it is mixed with something else, its use is forbidden.
The use of perfumes, including scented soaps, is prohibited for Muhrim both men and women. A person who intentionally puts on perfume during Ihram must pay Fidyah (Sacrificial animal). However, if someone is ignorant of this ruling or forgets it and applies perfume, then there is nothing due to him.
By Sharia, soap that has a very faint scent is severely disliked (makrooh). A small charity payment should be given to the needy as an atonement.
Using toothpaste in Ihram
It is makrooh (severely disliked) to use toothpaste to brush the teeth while in the state of Ihram. Therefore, every effort should be made to avoid its use. If someone uses it, ask for forgiveness. No Damm or charity will be required.
Wearing sunscreen lotion in Ihram
As long as it is not perfumed, and you use it out of necessity rather than luxury, it is acceptable. Vaseline is a non-scented sunscreen that can be used by people who are extremely sensitive to the sun.
Ihram refers to the sacred state that a pilgrim must enter before performing the rites of Hajj and Umrah. Pilgrims must enter this state by cleaning their bodies, wearing the prescribed clothing, and intending before crossing the Miqat. We know about the fact that many things are forbidden in Ihram. Applying perfume is also included in the category of Ihram’s prohibitions.
By Sharia, perfume is not permitted on pilgrims when they are in the state of Ihram. So in this context, using very fragrant beauty products while in the state of Ihram is prohibited. However, using unscented creams in Ihram is quite acceptable.
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