FAQs: what DOES and DOES NOT break the fast

Common Questions to the Scholars Regarding Things That Break the Fast

Translated by Abu Ubaydillaah Siddeeq on behalf Markaz-us-Sunnah Leicester, 2013 www.markazsunnahleicester.com

No. Issue Ruling Source Notes
1 Suppositories Does NOT break Ibn Uthaymeen

2 Eye Drops Does NOT break Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn Baaz, Ibn Uthaymeen

3 Kohl (Surmah) Does NOT break Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn Baaz, Ibn Uthaymeen

4 Ear Drops Does NOT break Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn Baaz, Ibn Uthaymeen

5 Inhaler Does NOT break Ibn Uthaymeen, The Permanent Committee

6 Oxygen Inhaler Does NOT break Sa’d Al-Khathlaan

7 Penicillin Injection Does NOT break Ibn Uthaymeen

8 Insulin (Diabetes) Injection Does NOT break The Permanent Committee

9 Dental Anaesthetic, Filings and Cleansing Does NOT break Ibn Baaz

10 Using Perfume and Inhaling it Does NOT break Ibn Uthaymeen, Ibn Baaz

11 Makeup Does NOT break Ibn Uthaymeen, Ibn Baaz

12 Blood Tests Does NOT break Ibn Uthaymeen, Ibn Baaz

13 Swimming and Diving Does NOT break Ibn Uthaymeen

14 Ejaculation During Sleep (without intention) Does NOT break Ibn Uthaymeen, Ibn Baaz

15 Siwaak (natural, without flavours) Does NOT break Ibn Uthaymeen, Ibn Baaz

16 Tabs placed beneath the tongue for infections etc Does NOT break Khaalid Al-Mushaykheh

17 Swallowing Phlegm Does NOT break Ibn Uthaymeen

18 Nose Drops Does NOT break Ibn Uthaymeen As long as it does not reach the stomach
19 Lip Moisturiser Does NOT break Ibn Uthaymeen With the condition that it is not swallowed
20 Nosebleeds and Toothache treatments where blood flows Does NOT break Ibn Uthaymeen, Ibn Baaz
21 Mouthwash Medicine Does NOT break Ibn Uthaymeen With the condition that nothing is not swallowed
22 Toothpaste Does NOT break Ibn Uthaymeen, Ibn Baaz As long as it is not swallowed or reaches the stomach
23 Tasting Food Does NOT break Ibn Uthaymeen ONLY when there is the need, without swallowing
24 Vomiting Unintentionally Does NOT break Ibn Uthaymeen, Ibn Baaz

25 Intra-Muscle or Intra-Venus Injections Does NOT break Ibn Uthaymeen, Ibn Baaz

26 Simply Smelling Bakhoor Does NOT break Ibn Uthaymeen

27 Needles of Feeding / Drip DOES break fast Ibn Uthaymeen, Ibn Baaz

28 Vomiting Intentionally DOES break fast Ibn Uthaymeen, Ibn Baaz

29 Masturbation DOES break fast Ibn Uthaymeen, Ibn Baaz

30 Nicotine Patches DOES break fast Ibn Uthaymeen

31 Purposely Inhaling Bukhoor (knowingly) DOES break fast Ibn Uthaymeen

 

 

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