Using coconut oil

Using coconut oil
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Using coconut oil

  • masjidmuhammad
  • Jul 17, 2021


What is the ruling with regard to applying coconut oil as a medical
treatment or not for medical reasons?


If a muhrim applies coconut oil to an entire limb, dumm will be
obligatory. If it is less than a limb, sadaqah will be wajib.

Zubdah al-Manasik:

The third type of substance is that which is not a fragrance in itself but
fragrance is made in it…the manner of usage will be taken into
consideration. If it is used as an oil which is applied, it will fall under
the ruling of a fragrance. If it is used in food or for a chilblain, it will
not fall under the ruling of a fragrance. The same rule applies to
mustard oil.1

However, if it is used as a medication, there will be no penalty.
Ghunyah an-Nasik:

Allah ta‛ala knows best.


1 Zubdah al-Manasik, p. 348.

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