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Ruling 577

Although applying perfume is unlawful for someone engaged in a spiritual retreat (iʿtikāf)66 and for a woman whose ʿiddah has not yet finished following the death of her husband, when such a person dies, it is obligatory to camphorate his or her body.

66 Iʿtikāf refers to the act of staying in a mosque under particular conditions with the intention of worshipping Allah. The laws of iʿtikāf are stated in Chapter 5.