Friday, August 3, 2012
What is the ruling on the fasting person using creme to get rid of the dryness on the lips?
Sheikh Muhammad Bin Saaleh Al'Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) was asked about the ruling on the fasting person using cream to get rid of the dryness on the lips. So, he replied:
'There is no problem in a person using that which moistens the lips and the nose by way of a cream, or him moistening it with water or with a cloth or that which resembles that. However, he should be careful in case something of this which he has used to remove the coarseness reaches his stomach. And if something does reach the stomach unintentionally, then there is nothing upon him, just as if he rinsed out his mouth and the water reached his stomach unintentionally, then indeed, he does not break his fast with this.'
Source: Majmoo' Fataawa Wa Rasaail Fadeelatish-Sheikh Muhammad Bin Saaleh Al-'Uthaymeen, Vol.19, page 224, Daar Ath-Thurayaa, Riyadh, 1423/2003.