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Does deodorant spray going through throat break fast?

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Does spraying from aerosols (air freshner, deodrants etc) break your fast if the actual vapour goes down the throat?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

In principle, if any substance that has a body is passed down one’s throat then it will break one’s fast. However, if such a substance goes down unintentionally, then it will not break the fast. [1]

Aerosol sprays have a defined body due to the vapours contained therein. If one is not cautious while applying these sprays and it goes down the throat, it will break one’s fast. However, if someone else is spraying and the vapours go down your throat, while you did not intend to inhale it, then your fast will not break.

One should exercise caution in using any substance that may jeopardize one’s fast.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Faisal bin Abdul Hameed,
Montréal, Canada
    

Checked and Concurred by,
Maulana Ismail Desai 


[1] حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 660)

“أو دخل حلقه دخان بلا صنعه” لعدم قدرته على الامتناع عنه فصار كبلل بقي في فمه بعد المضمضة لدخوله من الأنف إذا أطبق الفم وفيما ذكرنا إشارة إلى أنه من أدخل بصنعه دخانا حلقه بأي صورة كان الإدخال فسد صومه سواء كان دخان عنبرا أو عودا أو غيرهما حتى من تبخر ببخور فآواه إلى نفسه واشتم دخانه ذاكرا لصومه أفطر لإمكان التحرز عن إدخال المفطر جوفه ودماغه وهذا مما يغفل عنه كثير من الناس فلينبه له ولا يتوهم أنه كشم الورود ومائه والمسك لوضوح الفرق بين هواء تطيب بريح المسك وشبهه وبين جوهر دخان وصل إلى جوفه بفعله

 


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