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Is it permissible to use incense made from temple flowers?

Last updated: 1st September 2023
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Asalamualikum, I recently purchased an incense, and it is clearly written on the product that it is made from flowers collected from temples. I even used it a few times. But today when I was reading Quran, I came across Aayat 173 of Surah Bakarah that says, "He has only forbidden to you dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been dedicated to other than Allah. But whoever is forced, neither desiring nor transgressing, there is no sin upon him. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and merciful." So is this incense also forbidden, as it is made from temple flowers used as offerings.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامداومصليا

In general, burning incense sticks are permissible as they are made from plant derived materials and aromatic oils. However, burning incense sticks that is directly from the temple should be avoided.

And Allah knows best

23 Rabiul Awwal 1445/ 08 October 2023

Answer last updated on:
8th October 2023
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Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London