Is there anything wrong with blowing on hot food to cool it down?

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Question:

What is the ruling on blowing on hot food to cool it down?

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible to blow on hot food to cool it down.  However, this should be done without making noise.  It will be disliked to make noise when blowing on hot food.[1]

And Allah Ta’ālā Knows Best

Mufti Faraz al-Mahmudi,

Darul Iftaa
Dublin, Ireland
www.darulfiqh.com

 


[1]  وَعَنْ الثَّانِي أَنَّهُ لَا يُكْرَهُ النَّفْخُ فِي الطَّعَامِ إلَّا بِمَا لَهُ صَوْتٌ نَحْوَ أُفٍّ وَهُوَ مَحْمَلُ النَّهْيِ. (رد المحتار ج 6 ص 340 أيج أيم سعيد)

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