Translated for IslamQA.

Q1: About antiperspirants for ladies.

Q2: About perfumes leading to attacks by genies.


Antiperspirants – as far as their use by women is concerned – are of two types:

Type 1: Antiperspirant with a distinct fragrance. This type is not permissible for women to wear outside their homes, if she thinks that its fragrance would reach some men who would be able to smell it.

Type 2: Antiperspirant without fragrance, or with a faint fragrance which does not go beyond the user. This type can be worn by women without incurring any sprays, and there is nothing that stops her from doing so.

Allah knows best.



This assumption is not correct. In fact, as you said, it is the Sunnah of our beloved, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) that he used to wear it much. Ima Al-Nasa’ii narrated in his Sunan (3939) from Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “From this world perfume and women have been made dear to me, and the coolness of my eyes has been placed in prayers.” Therefore, how can one think that his Sunnah can be a reason for bringing harm to people from the Jinn. On the contrary, perfume fortifies body and mind, as mentioned by Ibn Qayyim.

Allah knows best.