Question: Is it permissible to use Dead Sea skin creams etc.?

Answer: The Dead Sea covers the ruins of the people of Lut Alaihi Salaam, who were destroyed by a Divine Punishment. With regards to places of punishment, a Hadith states:

"The Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam instructed the Sahaba Radiyallah Anhu to hasten, while passing through Hijr, the land of Thamood. They were told to cover their faces and to be in the state of fear; lest they become victims of the punishment that was inflicted on the Thamood." (Bukhari)

In another narration it is stated: “The Sahaba Radiyallahu Anhu drew water from wells and started kneading dough. Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam instructed them to pour out the water and feed the dough to the camels.” (Bukhari & Muslim)

From this Hadith we understand that, one should not unnecessarily to go places of punishment nor should one benefit from the things found there. Hence, it is not permissible to use anything made from the Dead Sea.


Yusuf Moosagie

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