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Onion oil, tayammum on marble

Fatwaa ID: 1606

Assalamualaikum Mufti Saab
Is it permissible to apply onion infused hair oil or use onion shampoo and offer namaz.
Is tayammum valid on marble or granite which are used in homes

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. When one stands in front of Allaah Ta’aala, he should stand in the best of manners. He should dress appropriately and smell nice as well. If the onion infused oil or shampoo smells repulsive, then it would be better to apply it after salaah or long before salaah. Notwithstanding this, if salaah is performed with it, it will be valid. As far as going to the masjid or attending a congregation with it is concerned, that is reprehensible.
  2. Marble and granite are types of rocks, metamorphic and igneous, respectively. Rocks are from the earth. Thus, it is permissible to make tayammum on marble and granite provided that they are not polished with an external coating. If they are polished, then there must be dust on them for tayammum to be valid.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

01/22/1445 AH – 08/09/2023 CE | AML1-8158

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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