Chewing Gum in Ihraam

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Fatwa ID: 03499

Answered by: Alimah Nasima Umm Hamza




I was chewing gum in the state of ihraam as I wasn't aware of its impermissibility. What's the way forward now?



بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In The Name Of Allah, The Most-Gracious, The Most-Merciful



Gum is usually eaten for freshening the breath and leaves a strong minty fragrance in the mouth. Consuming chewing gum during Ihram will make it wajib for one dam to be given.[1]


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Written by Alimah Nasima Umm Hamza

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1] Raddul Muhtaar, volume 2, page 546-547


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