Can I Use Mouthwash While Am Fasting

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Answered by: Maulana Mujahid Hussain


Salam,  I’ve got ulcers in the mouth which is painful, visited the dentist given a mouthwash to relieve the pain I am enquiring can I use mouthwash while am Fasting.

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


It is considered Makruh to use mouthwash while you are fasting. ( Radul Mukhtar  v.3 p.367 and p.373 Print Darul -Alamul-Kutub Riyaad)

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Mujahid Hussain

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