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FAQ’s on Ramadan's Aromatic Traditions & Fasting

Ramadan, a month of spiritual rejuvenation and self-reflection, is entwined with the rich aromas of tradition. In this article, we explore 8 frequently asked questions about scent, fasting, and tradition during Ramadan.

  1. Can I wear perfume while fasting during Ramadan?

    • While wearing perfume is not forbidden during Ramadan, some scholars advise against it for maintaining spiritual focus. Consider using halal attar oils or Oud-based perfumes for a subtle and spiritually enriching fragrance.
  2. Are there any specific scents or fragrances recommended for Ramadan?

    • Oud, with its deep and woody aroma, is often favored during Ramadan. Dukhni’s Islamic scents, blending fragrant woods and spices, add a traditional touch to prayer and reflection.
  3. Does the scent of food cooking affect fasting during Ramadan?

    • The scent of food cooking may stimulate hunger pangs but does not invalidate the fast. Using non-alcoholic mist sprays infused with Oud can help eliminate pungent food aromas.
  4. Can incense or scented candles be used while fasting during Ramadan?

    • Yes, incense and scented candles, especially those infused with Oud, enhance prayer and meditation. Smokeless bakhoor by Dukhni offers a convenient and non-toxic alternative.
  5. Is it appropriate to use air fresheners or room sprays in the home during Ramadan?

    • Using non-alcoholic mist sprays or natural air fresheners during Ramadan is permissible and contributes to a serene atmosphere for spiritual contemplation.
  6. Are there any traditions related to scent during Ramadan?

    • Applying fragrant oils or perfumes before breaking fast or attending special prayers is customary. Burning bakhoor in homes and gifting Islamic scents are common traditions.
  7. Is there any religious significance associated with certain scents during Ramadan?

    • Oud is associated with purity and spirituality in Islamic tradition, evoking reverence and devotion. Using Oud-based products like bakhoor during Ramadan enhances the spiritual experience.
  8. Can I use scented candles or essential oils for relaxation during Ramadan?

    • Yes, using scented candles or essential oils is permissible. Oud-based diffuser oils and candles are recommended for fostering relaxation and deeper spiritual connection.

As we embark on the sacred journey of Ramadan, scent enhances our spiritual experience. From the enchanting aroma of Oud to the comforting embrace of bakhoor, fragrance helps create a deeper connection and reverence during this blessed month. Through mindful use of fragrances, we enrich our fasting experience and draw closer to the divine.


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