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Can we brush our teeth while fasting?

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Brushing Teeth While Fasting

By Mufti Taqi Usmani


Q.) Can we brush our teeth while fasting?

A.) Cleaning one’s teeth with a Miswak or with a dry brush is allowed during a fast. However, one should not use paste during the fast because it is makruh. Nevertheless, if nothing is ingested past the throat the fast is not broken.

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