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Q482: Washing clothes using washing powder in the state of Ihram

Question

Assalamu alaikum,

Whilst in the state of ihram (haj) if a person washes his/her clothes by hand using washing powder (Arial, daz etc), Will that effect the ihram in any way and is dham necessary. I ask because of the ruling about perfume whilst in ihram. JazakAllah

Answer

Mufti Ahmad Khanpuri Sahib says dam should be given, because of the fragrance which covers the hands. Our Mufti Soofi Tahir Wadiwala is of the opinion that if it’s used by mistake and it’s washed away immediately, as soon as one realises, then one could get away with sadaqah. This is because the aim was not to apply perfume, rather the aim was just to wash the clothes or remove the stickiness from the hands. Wallahu Aa’lam.

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