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Intentionally Swallowing Two Drops of Water whilst Fasting

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Answered by: Maulana Irfan Ali


I combed my wet hair during fasting in Ramadan and then felt that somehow a few drops of water got into my mouth. I thought about what to do for a moment and then just swallowed normally. Maybe it was 2-3 drops at most. I swallowed on purpose, but I had no intention of breaking my fast and I don’t know what to do now and how or if water got into my mouth. It felt like the maybe 2 drops mixed with the saliva in my mouth.

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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


If the water was swallowed, be it a drop or two, on purpose, this invalidates the fast which will require one fast.[1]

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Irfan Ali

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1] Fatawaa Mahmoodiyah page 163 vol 15 Maktabah Mahmoodiyah

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