Applying henna to the hair whilst fasting

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 530, Fatwa No.500
Fataawa ash-Shaykh Muhammad as-Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen – Volume 1, Pages 503-504

Question: Is it permissible to apply henna to the hair whilst fasting and praying because I have heard that henna breaks the fast?

Response: This is not correct because applying henna whilst fasting does not break the fast and does not affect it in any way just as kohl, ear drops and eye drops don’t either.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.