fasting matters

Q: Salama alaykum,
Can you please talk about the things that invalidate fasting.
For example, Acumulation of spit,Using Q-tips to clean ear, taking shower b/c water enters your ears,using toothpaste e.t.c  Time: Sunday August 8, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Q: Does oil break fast? (text-august 6th)

A: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته

  • Accumulation of saliva without anything else (blood, food, etc) would not invalidate fast
  • Using Q-tips does not invalidate fast. (Make sure a rupture a does not take place causing blood flow into nasal cavity and beyond.)
  • Shower with water going into the ears does not invalidate fast in itself
  • Toothpaste should best be abstained even though it does not invalidate the fast. It is with (karahat/makrroh) dislike when toothpaste is used. Better to use miswak, also more rewarding to use miswak. So if used, do a makeup of the fast. Better to use before or after the fasting hours.

Allah Certainly Knows Best.


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