Will a nicotine patch break the fast?

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Will a nicotine patch break the fast?


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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

One should try and free himself from being enslaved to nicotine.  The collateral damage caused by smoking is well known.
Nevertheless, the use of transdermal nicotine patches whilst one is fasting will not invalidate the fast.[1]

And Allah Ta’ālā Knows Best

Mufti Faraz Adam,

[1]  “لم يفسد صومه” لعدم المنافي له والداخل من المسام لا ينافيه (حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح ص 659 دار الكتب)

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Faraz ibn Adam al-Mahmudi, the student of world renowned Mufti Ebrahim Desai (Hafizahullah).

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