What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Will the Fast break by applying lipstick?

Questioner: Shaistah from UK


بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

Whilst fasting one should refrain from applying lipstick, because if by saliva or anything else (the lipstick) travels down the throat then the fast will be invalidated and even if it did not go down the throat rather the taste of the lipstick was felt, in this case the fast will be Makrooh (disliked).

And to taste anything without a need whilst fasting is Makrooh and this is Makrooh e Tanzihi (slightly disliked). As found in Durr e Mukhtaar:

” وَ كُرِهَ لَهُ ذَوْقُ شَيْءٍ وَ كَذَا مَضْعُهُ بِلَا عُذْرٍ “

And Allaamah Shaami whilst commentating on the word in Durr e Mukhtaar (َكُرِه) has written in Radd ul Muhtaar,

” اَلظَّاهِرُ أَنَّ الْكَرَاهَةَ فِيْ هٰذِهِ الأَشْيَاءِ تَنْزِيْهِيَّةٌ “

“The correct view is that in these things it will be Makrooh e Tanzihi.”

[Radd ul Muhtaar and Durr e Mukhtaar, Book of Fasting, Chapter of those things which invalidate the fast and do not invalidate the fast, Volume 3, Page 453]

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadiri
Translated by Bilal Shabir

Read the original Urdu answer here: [Q-ID0716] Will the Fast break by applying lipstick?

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