Using oil-based and liquid-based perfumes whilst fasting

Reference: Fatawaa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 499, Fatwa No.451

Question: Is it permissible to use perfume such as oil-based ‘ood [عود] and colognes and incense during the day in Ramadhaan?

Response: Yes, it is permissible to use them on the condition that one does not inhale the incense.

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. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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