Can a person use lip balm while fasting?

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Assalamuaykum. Hope you are well.


I want to know if it’s permissible to use lip balm or chopstick whilst one is fasting?



Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

الجواب و بالله التوفيق

Yes, it is permissible to use these. However, one must not allow the taste/substance of these go in his mouth.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.


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