Ruling about kissing whilst fasting

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Answered by:  Molana Shadman Ahmed


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

During Ramadan, I was kissing my wife’s body using my mouth/tongue and I tasted saltiness from her body. I did not rinse my mouth out until maybe 5 or 10 minutes later. Is my fast valid?


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

In the state of fasting, it is generally disliked to taste anything.[1]However kissing the wife is permitted as long as there is no fear of ejaculation.[2]

The taste/wetness that is found after is excused as it is hard (close to impossible) to stay away from like the wetness of water when a person gargles.[3]If a person was to ejaculate then his fast would be nullified and he would have to make up the fast with qadha.

There is also a hadith of the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) that he used to kiss his wife in the state of fasting. 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Shadman Ahmed

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

[1]وَكُرِهَ ذَوْقُ شَيْءٍ al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, Volume 1, Page 199


[2]وَلَا بَأْسَ بِالْقُبْلَةِ إذَا أَمِنَ عَلَى نَفْسِهِ مِنْ الْجِمَاعِ وَالْإِنْزَالِ وَيُكْرَهُ إنْ لَمْ يَأْمَنْ وَالْمَسُّ فِي جَمِيعِ ذَلِكَ كَالْقُبْلَةِ

Al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, Volume 1, Page 200


[3]إذَا بَقِيَ بَعْدَ الْمَضْمَضَةِ مَاءٌ فَابْتَلَعَهُ بِالْبُزَاقِ لَمْ يُفْطِرْ لِتَعَذُّرِ الِاحْتِرَازِ فَتَأَمَّلْ

Radd al-Muhtar. Volume 2, Page 396.


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