fasting and water

Q: Alsalam Alekm sheikh
I have heard that u r not allowed to shower if u r fasting cuz the water will go inside ur body through ur ear nose and maybe ur mouth
Is it true ? Time: Thursday July 21, 2011 at 1:20 pm

A: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته
One can shower while fasting. One must ensure that water does not go down the throat. One must also ensure that water does not go beyond the soft portion of the upper part of the nostril.
Use the water lightly so as to ensure that water does not go where it should not go.

Allah Certainly Knows Best.

p.s. If one needs to shower and they do not shower because they are fasting, how can they perform their salah ?! Showering can be done, jsut be more cautious.

2 responses to “fasting and water

  1. Assalamu alaikum,
    Can we use miswaak while we are fasting?

    Jazakum allahu khairan

    • وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته
      Using of the Siwak is very virtuous. The blessings are profound on every level. Its usage for a fasting person would add to the reward. Subhannalh.
      Ruling: A fasting person must merely ensure that the juices of the siwak does not go down the throat.
      Allah Certainly Knows Best..