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If One Tastes Drink on the Saliva Whilst Fasting

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Answered by: Alimah Fatima Begum


I was making up a fast for Ramadhan and I finished my Sehri on time. However, I had a drink at Sehri which changed the color of my tongue. Obviously, I did swallow saliva from time to time during the day. Will my fast still be counted or will I need to make it up due to the effects of the drink on my tongue?

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


In such a situation, the fast will be valid if the taste of the drink did not reach the stomach. If the taste did reach the stomach, the fast will be nullified and it will be necessary to make up (do qadha) of it. (Raddul Muhtar, 395/3).

Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Fatima Begum

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