Does the water that remains in the mouth after rinsing affect the validity of the fast if the mouth was rinsed for other than the ablution?

Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed
Translated by Shaykh Hamza Karamali, SunniPath Academy Teacher

Does the water that remains in the mouth after rinsing affect the validity of the fast if the mouth was rinsed for other than the ablution?

Answer:
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Translated by Hamza Karamali

From the words of Shaykh Shabramallisi (who is quoting from the great scholar Ibn `Abd al-Haqq), it seems that [the water that remains in the mouth after rinsing it for other than the ablution] does not invalidate the fast. He said,

“It does not harm [one’s fast] to swallow one’s saliva after rinsing the mouth even if one is able to spit it out because it is difficult to avoid.”

As you can see, he did not qualify rinsing the mouth by stipulating that it must occur during ablution. And Allah knows best.

 

 

السؤال : هل الماء المتبقي في الفم بعد المضمضة في غير الوضوء يضرُّ في صحة الصوم ؟
الجواب : الظاهرُ من عبارة الشيخ الشبراملسي نقلاً عن العلامة ابن عبد الحق : أن ذلك لا يضرُّ حيث قال :” لا يضر بلعُ ريقه إثرَ ماء المضمضة وإن أمكنه مجُّه ؛ لعسر الاحتراز عنه “. اهـ فتراه أطلق المضمضة ولم يقيدها بالوضوء ، والله أعلم .