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It's stated in Saheeh Muslim (source) that

'A'isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that when the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) intended to enter upon the state of Ihram he perfumed himself with the best of perfumes which he could find and after that I saw the glistening of oil on his head and beard.

But I have heard that wearing perfume is not allowed if someone was in ihram state. What's the case here ?

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    Can you provide a source for the statement that wearing perfume isn't allowed in an ihram state? – Student Mar 5 '15 at 19:11
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Even when you accept the prohibition of perfuming, then it's only said to be impermissible when one is in ihram and not outside of ihram.

So before entering ihram you put on perfume, it's fine. That's what all the narrations say even the one you quoted =

when the Messenger of Allah intended to enter upon the state of Ihram he perfumed himself with the best of perfumes

He was not in the state of ihram.

waAllaho alim

  • I think you will confuse many people with your statement, "First, keep in mind this report along with several others are sayings of Aisha and not the Prophet himself. Therefore, it cannot be taken as revelation from Allah." – Sohaeb Jul 8 '14 at 9:55
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    Not only it is irrelevant to the question. it might do more harm than good. I know what you want to say. But in its current form. there will this one guy who would totally misunderstand what you said.... – Sohaeb Jul 8 '14 at 9:57

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