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What breaks the Ramadan fast?

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Request you to list down all things or activities that will result in breaking of the Ramadan fast. This will help to clear doubts of many people like some say by cutting hair fast is broken, if blood comes out fast is broken, if we touch our wife fast is broken etc.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1205/935/D=10/1434)

Fast does not break due to cutting hair, bleeding or touching one’s wife. Fast shall break if water entered into the throat as a result of gargling. Fast breaks if something goes into the stomach or brain through mouth, ears and nose. Likewise, if something goes inside through alimentary canal such as oil and medicine etc then fast shall break.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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