Perfume in Islam
While some people believe that perfume is forbidden in Islam, there are some exceptions. For example, perfume containing alcohol is not considered haram. However, Muslim women should never use perfume to try to attract a man. They should wear perfume only for self-confidence, not for the purpose of attracting a man. In addition, perfume brands must not use sexual imagery when marketing their products.
Alcohol is not a khamr
The word khamr is used to refer to any intoxicating beverage that can impair a person’s judgment. In Islam, this means any beverage that contains an intoxicating amount of alcohol. However, a khamr is not considered a khamr if it does not cause intoxication. The Quran has a clear verdict on alcohol.
According to the Qur’an, the drinking of alcohol is forbidden in three passages of the Qur’an. These verses were revealed in different sequences, and the last verse makes the prohibition categorical. In addition, alcohol is an impurity that can cause a person to behave in a way that is inconsistent with the underlying teachings of Islam.
The Quran has a number of examples of alcohol’s negative effects. Among them are a prohibition on consuming alcohol in the third year after the Hijrah and the Battle of Uhud. These Ayahs are repeated three times in different chapters of the Quran, and this has helped people who suffer from alcoholism to slow down their drinking. In addition, alcohol prohibition analogies are included in several Quranic verses, including the prohibition against the Prophet’s companions and the general warning against drunken prayer attendance.
Perfumes containing alcohol are not haram
Despite popular belief, alcohol-containing perfumes are not haram according to the Islamic law. According to Islam, alcohol-containing perfumes should be made from fruit or flower extract. Alcohol-containing perfumes are not haram as long as the alcohol is made from grapes, dates, or raisin. The alcohol content in the perfumes is not as high as that of intoxicants.
However, a different opinion has been offered by Imam Abu Hanifa. In his opinion, alcohol from other sources is not haram because of its strength. Alcohol is commonly found in creams, deodorants, and perfumes. Moreover, perfumes made from synthetic alcohol are not haram.
Alcohol-containing perfumes are not haraam in Islam as long as the quantity is small. However, it is haraam in excessive quantities.
Permission to apply perfume while fasting
For believers, it is permissible to wear perfume while fasting. This practice is highly encouraged by Islam, and is the preferred Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah. However, it should be noted that Allah Subhanah forbids the use of alcohol, smoking, and other intoxicants during the holy month of Ramadan. This includes perfumes, which contain alcohol. Furthermore, the use of ungodly shrines, divining devices, and gambling is forbidden.
While fasting, men should avoid sexual intercourse, kissing their wives, and deviating from Allah’s path. They should also refrain from fighting or disputing with other Muslims. In addition, they should refrain from wearing sewn clothing, such as shirts, and perfumed products.
Permission to apply perfume while fasting in Islamic law is based on the Qur’an, wherein we can see that some substances on the body are considered haraam. However, perfumes and elephant scents do not belong to this list. According to some scholars, they are not considered impure and can be worn even if you are fasting.
Permission to wear perfume in public
Although it is not haram to wear perfume in public, it is not permissible for women to wear it to attract others. According to the Prophet, “if a woman smells her own perfume and then passes by an eye with its odor, it is adultery.” This saying does not imply that women should not wear perfume, however, it does warn about the moral corruption that occurs in Islamic societies.
According to Islamic law, it is not permissible for Muslim women to wear perfumes in public. Perfumes with alcohol in them are haram, and a Muslim woman should not wear them. Wearing perfume in closed places is permissible, but not in public. Perfumes that contain 5% alcohol are not haram. However, perfumes with a higher alcohol content are not permissible.
There are some exceptions to this rule, however. Perfumes with strong odors are not permitted in Muslim countries. For example, women may not wear perfumes at all during the Isha prayer, which is only prohibited for women. Women should also avoid wearing perfumes that may attract non-Mahram men.