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The Hadith prohibiting women from using fragrance when going for Salah

Question

Could you verify this narration?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said to us: “If one of you attends the Masjid, let her not put on perfume.”

 

Answer

Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith. The Hadith is therefore authentic.

Sayyidah Zaynab Ath Thaqafiyyah (radiyallahu ‘anha) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) told us, ‘When any one of you [women] comes to the Masjid, she should not apply fragrance/perfume.”

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 443)

 

Also see here for the Hadith prohibiting women applying perfume when leaving the house and here for the Hadiths stating that it is best for a woman to offer Salah at home.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar