Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Perfume?

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 1065 Narrated by Abu Musa
Allah's Messenger (saws) said: 'Every eye is lustful, and when a woman applies perfume and then goes about in an assembly, she is like such and such, i.e. an adulteress.'

Sunan of Abu- Dawood Hadith 4161 Narrated by Abu Musa
The Prophet (saws) said: 'If a woman uses perfume and passes the people so that they may get its odor, she is so-and-so…., (meaning severe remarks)

I used to have such a huge perfume collection. I still have my favorites but got rid of most of them. Its funny because I never really thought about it until Islam, but a nice scent really does turn your head.

13 comments:

أم ترافيس said...

As you mentioned in your title, some people are simply defiant. Unless we have an excellent command of Arabic language and have spent most of our lives studying Quran and Islam, I simply cannot even begin to comprehend how someone could declare music halal when ALL FOUR madhabs - that is - actual scholars, have declared it haram. And the only dispute I have seen there as someone mentioned is to the permissability of the duff. Some even say that is haram! And as that clever person already mentioned as well, a true believer will simply stay away from the doubtful matters and stay away from the gray areas! Simple!

OH and there are certain people who only go to peoples blogs to argue, if I were you I would not bother trying to discuss things with them. They are out only to cause fitnah apparently.

For more info on music:
http://www.fatwaislam.com/fis/index.cfm?scn=fd&ID=502

http://www.troid.org/ibaadah/common-conflcts/the-ruling-concerning-music-according-to-the-four-imaams.html

And when in doubt:
Give up what is doubtful to you for that which is not doubtful; for truth is peace of mind and falsehood is doubt. (At-Tirmidhi)

Narrated Abu Hurairah: Allah’s Messenger said, “It is from the excellence of (a believer’s) Islam that he should abandon that which is of no benefit to him (in this world and the Hereafter). (At- Tirmidhi )

A person asked Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him): What is faith? He said: When a good deed becomes a source of pleasure for you and an evil deed becomes a source of disgust for you, then you are a believer. He again said Allah’s Messenger: What is a sin? Whereupon he said: When something pricks your conscience, give it up. (Transmitted by Ahmad )

أم ترافيس said...

You can wear perfume at home :) And when u have girly parties. I love perfume. But ya, I dont wear it out. And I try to stay away from the ones with alcohol too :)

Jamilah said...

I think you meant to put this in another post...hehe...

Anyway,I'm with you here. It seems so strange that people don't see that when they kick and scream and throw a fit about these things that they are just proving themselves wrong. How can someone get so worked up about something so clearly haram I'll never know.

And yes, fitnah seems to be the word of the day for that particular post... meow also comes to mind.

أم ترافيس said...

LOL your a riot :)

SubhanALlah... ya I was commenting on both, so where is the other one? On the music post?! hahahahaha I should go to bed\!!

Lazeena Umm Yusuf said...

yeah some person told me it was haram to wear it after maghrib?? i was like uhhhh NO wheres the hadith for that haha.

Jamilah said...

After Maghrib in the house? that is odd.

Sacrifice4Allah said...

For me one of the hardest things was giving up perfume. I absolutely loved and i mean loved Chanel Chance but i haven't bought it in years. I would not want to be classified as an adulteress 'Audhu'Billah! People take this prohibition too lightly.

Forget men looking around when they smell beautiful women's perfume, i look and think that is a beautiful scent!

Jamilah said...

Yeah I still wear it at home sometimes and its nice... but the scent also brings back memories of a different time in my life. Some good times some bad... so its really not too bad. I wonder if this all applies to hand lotion... you know the ones that smell like vanilla?

Sacrifice4Allah said...

"I wonder if this all applies to hand lotion... you know the ones that smell like vanilla?"

I searched for the answer to that and have come back with nothing. Therefore, I cannot say whether it is allowed or not allowed.

Asiya Abdullah said...

As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah-

I'm just making my way around your blog here sis! Mashaa Allaah I really like it Baarak Allaahu feeki.

As far as hand lotions, it doesn't need a fatwa...anything that gives a pleasent scent can be considered perfume. Allaah A'lam. Even things that give light scents (powders, deodorants/anti-perspirants).

However, none of us wants to go out of our homes smelling funky either, so what I do before I go out is apply a small amount of powder and then ask my husband if he can smell me when I walk by him.

I do stay away from scented hand lotions when going outside and generally prefer vaseline as an overall skin-softener. No smell, plus it really softens you up like a baby's bum, lol!

Gabby Hijabi said...

It is acceptable to wear perfume in the home for your husband, right? As soon as i read this hadith 1 yr ago, i stopped wearing it outside (even though my husband said it was no big deal)However it should be after the last prayer at night, and before fajr.. there is another hadith saying a woman should not wear perfume during prayer, until she bathes, or the prayer would not be accepted of her, it does not specify weither it is in the masjid or not.. it just says refers to prayer.. if i find it Inshallah.. i will post it
Sister, are you not married? If so why did you get rid of the perfumes>> For fear of desiring to wear them outside?? I am just curious

Jamilah said...

I am married, but he does not really care about perfume... and I'm always in and out of the house so putting it on and washing it off seems a pain to me.

Gabby Hijabi said...

I think with lotion, or deoderant (yeah i know) or anything that is scented other than perfume that would be up to the niyaa or intentions of the person wearing it.. (if they wanted to attract attention or not..) also if it was mild or strong.. but Allahu ahlam.. I wear baby lotion due to very dry skin, so i dont think (Inshallah)that some person could be aroused from the smell of babies.. Inshallah.. unless of course they were very ill..