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Using beauty products from the Dead Sea

Question:
 

I would like to know if it is permissible to use beauty products from the Dead Sea?
 

Answer:
 

A person should avoid using products sourced from the Dead Sea as this was the place of where Allah’s punishment had descended on the people of Lut (Alaihis Salaam). Usage of such products will only be permissible in the case of medical necessity. From the Hadith, it is understood that to visit such places for leisure and entertainment and to benefit from the products of the place is strongly discouraged. When Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and his companions (Radiyallahu Anhum) were passing through the land of Thamud, some of the Sahabah had drawn water from the well nearby. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) ordered them to throw away the water (due to the well being situated at a place where the Azaab and punishment of Allah had descended) and suggested to them an alternative well. (Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith #: 3128, Narrated by Ibn Umar)
 

And Allah knows best
 

Suhail Tarmahomed (Mufti)

Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Fatwa Department

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