What is the penalty for applying perfume or touching the Ka’bah that is perfumed in the state of Ihraam? 

Q. On our Umrah Trip, we were fortunate to touch the Ka’bah in the state of Ihraam whilst performing Umrah. A friend told me that I have to give a Damm for touching the Ka’bah because it is perfumed. Is this correct Mufti Saheb?

A. It is not permissible to apply perfume in the state of Ihraam.

Therefore, if perfume is applied or transferred onto one’s body by touching a perfumed area or material or by touching the Ka’bah or its cloth that is perfumed in the state of Ihraam, then the following penalties will apply:

a. If an entire portion of one’s body such as the hand or face is perfumed, then a Damm will apply i.e. slaughtering a sheep or goat within the confines of the Haram.

b. If less than a portion of one’s body is perfumed, then giving Sadaqah will apply i.e. giving the Sadaqatul Fitr value to any poor and needy person at any place and any time. (Hindiyyah 1/240 – Badaai-us-Sanaai’ 2/191 – Fataawa Darul Uloom Zakariyyah 3/448)

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa