If while eating sehri suppose the sehri finishes at 3:35am

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If while eating sehri suppose the sehri finishes at 3:35am and while I am having sehri I am continuously looking at the watch and when it is 3:35 it such happens that there is a sip of water in my mouth or anything else. Should I swallow it(which is in my mouth)or take it out since the time is up. Even if it takes me few seconds to swallow that thing (since it is already in my mouth) can I swallow it or not. Also a person cannot be sure that the time in her watch is exact. There is every possibility that there might be a variation of few seconds if not minutes. can’t I have a benefit of doubt in this case?

Jazakila khairan.


Wa Alaikum As Salaam,

1) You should take it out from your mouth.

2) Even though there will be a variation, one can set the watch/clock a few minutes earlier than the actual time. In this way, he/she will always be within the time.

And Allah knows best,
Mufti Waseem Khan.


This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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