Ruling on applying Vicks in Ihraam

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Question

Is it permissible for someone in a state of Ihraam to use Vicks and the like (i.e. medical substances with a strong odor) to relieve cold symptoms?

Fatwa

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It is permissible for a person in the state of Ihraam (ritual consecration) to use Vicks. This is because it is not a kind of perfume nor does it contain perfume. This is also based on the fact that it is not a substance commonly known to be used as a cream for improving one's appearance but rather as a treatment for colds.

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