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Question & Answer » Clogne & Perfume

1 Question: Is it permissible for a woman to wear perfume when going out of her home?
Answer: It is not permissible for a woman to go out wearing perfume if non-mahram men are aroused and attracted to her or if she intends to attract such men.
2 Question: Is salat valid if the person uses cologne? Is cologne ritually pure?
Answer: Yes, it is pure and salat in it is correct.
3 Question: What is your ruling about using perfume containing alcohol?
Answer: There is no problem in it.
4 Question: Is it permissible for a woman to go out of her house for some errands perfumed, with the fragrance of her perfume reaching non-mahram men?
Answer: She ought not to do that. It is not permissible if it tempts a non-mahram man or normally causes him excitement.
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