Is There Dam on Washing the Palm of Your Hand With Scented Soap

CategoriesHajj & Umrah [170]

Fatwa ID: 04292

Answered by: Maulana Imran Mughal




Is there any ikhtilaf (difference of opinion) on washing the palm of your hand with scented soap necessitating a dam?



بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful





If a person has used scented soap on his entire hand or more than a quarter of it, this will necessitate a “dam.”[1]


The reason for this is because a person’s condition in Hajj should be that of complete humility and submission out of love towards Allah, and by applying or using scented products this quality is not found.[2]



Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Imran Mughal

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ilm Birmingham



[1]Allamah Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtaar(Damascus: Dar al-Thaqafah, 2000). 7:217.

[2] Imam Sarakhsi, Al-Mabsoot(Quetta: Maktabah Rasheediyyah), 4:134.


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