Does using (feminine) medication or pessary break ghusl?

Question: If a woman has to use a vaginal inserting cream twice a day, does she need to take ghusl everytime she uses the cream? (Query published as received) Answer: Ghusl will not be necessary. If she is in the state of Wudhu, her Wudhu will break. If she is fasting, the fast will break by inserting the cream. And Allah Knows Best Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed … [Read more...]

What can we do with the extra breast milk of a woman?

Question: What can we do with excess woman milk? Our cousin recently gave birth to a baby. But now he eats a little, and after him the extra milk remains. What can we do with it? (Query published as received) Answer: The breast milk of a woman is permissible only for children under the age of two. An option would be to store the excess milk for the child if this will not be difficult. A doctor should be consulted to determine a hygienic … [Read more...]

Ruling on Make-up with Carmine extract

Question: I heard of some make-up containing a dye called “carmine”. Are we allowed to use make-up with this in it? We are not eating it, but applying to our faces. Answer: As-Salaamu ‘Alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh Definition The cochineal (/kɒtʃɨˈniːl/ koch-i-neel or /ˈkɒtʃɨniːl/ koch-i-neel; Dactylopius coccus) is a scale insect in the suborder Sternorrhyncha, from which the crimson-coloured dye carmine is derived. A primarily … [Read more...]