Should a pilgrim wear perfume before or after the ghusl (ritual bath) he performed (Part No. 11; Page No. 169) to enter the state of Ihram (ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah)?
A man can wear perfume when entering the state of Ihram (ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah) and before Talbiyah (devotional expressions chanted at certain times during Hajj and `Umrah). However, it is preferred to wear perfume after performing Ghusl.
`Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said,
I used to perfume the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), before he entered Ihram and when he exited Ihram, and before he performed Tawaf (circumambulation of the Ka`bah).
(Agreed upon by Al-Bukhari and Muslim).
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.