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Passionate Kissing whilst Fasting

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My question is about kissing wife ….I read in book that Mohammad (pbuh) used to kiss ( known as French kiss) suck aisha’s tongue when fasting .Is it allowed in Islam to suck wife’s tongue during fast in Ramadan. If we do this does the Fast break because saliva has transferred to another mouth 


In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.

The full transcript of the hadith is that it is narrated by Saaidah Aaisha raḍyAllāhu 'anha (may Allāh be pleased with her) that the Prophet of Allah ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) would kiss her whilst he was fasting, and he would suck her tongue.” (Sunan Abu Dawud p.331 v.1)

In the Hanafi Fiqh if the husband and wife passionately kissed each other to such an extent that it results in the exchange of each others saliva, the fast will break and kaffarah will be necessary.

It is mentioned in Fatawa Hindiyyah, “If one swallows the saliva of another, one’s fast will be invalidated without expiation (kaffarah) being necessary, unless the saliva is of one’s friend (or spouse), for that will also necessitate expiation.” (p.203 v.1)

Two interpretations are given for the aforementioned hadith.

  1. It is weak because of two narrators; Muhammad ibn Dinar and Saad ibn Aws. (Bazlul Majhuud p.202 v.11)
  2. If it is proven to be authentic, then it refers to when there is no exchange of saliva. (Fathul Bari p.195 v.4)

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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