Vaseline during ehram pilgrimage.

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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

In the state of Ehram during HAJJ or UMRA its not allowed to use any perfume. I want to know whether is it permissible to use Lip Guard or Vaseline or any petroleum jelly to avoid cold on lips?

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Lip guard Vaseline during ehram pilgrimage

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Abdullah ibn Umar (r.a.) reported from his father Umar ibn Khattab (r.a.) that he heard the Prophet (saws) saying: 'A pilgrim must be unkempt and without any perfume."

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It is indeed impermissible for one who has entered into the state of ‘ehram’ for pilgrimage to apply any perfume.


Your Question: ….want to know whether is it permissible to use Lip Guard or Vaseline or any petroleum jelly to avoid cold on lips?

If one uses ‘lip-guard’ or ‘vaseline’ or ‘petroleum jelly’ as medicine to avoid cold or the breaking of their skin on their lips (or any other medication on their other parts of the body), the absolute majority of the scholars in Islam are of the opinion that there is absolutely no harm and does not effect the validity of their state of ‘ehram’ or their pilgrimage.  And Allah Alone Knows Best.


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