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Would a Steam Bath Break the Fast?

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Answered by: Shaykh Ahmed Bin Mohamed Umarji


What was the final resolution on the steam bath breaking the fast? Would humidified CPAP come under that?

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


Inhaling steam will break the fast.1

Humidified CPAP will fall under the same ruling. patients who cannot fast due to their health conditions should remain confident that Allah ﷻ will grant them their full reward on account of the sincerity of their intentions and by accepting the compensation (fidya) they offer instead.

Only Allah knows best

Written by Shaykh Ahmed Bin Mohamed Umarji

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

1 Ad-Durr Al-Mukhtar , Volume 2 , Page 395 , Darul Fikr Beirut

لَوْ أدْخَلَ حَلْقَهُ الدُّخانَ أفْطَرَ

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