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


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


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


[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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