Using toothpaste and miswak while fasting

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While fasting, can I use toothbrush & paste or miswak?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

It is makrooh to use toothpaste while fasting. If the toothpaste goes down the throat, the fast will break.

As for using miswak while fasting, it is permissible. Infact, it is sunnah.

(Ahsanul Fatawa: 4/439; Hashiya Tahtawi: 681-682)

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Faizal Riza

This answer was collected from, which is connected to Darul Ifta Australia, based in Melbourne, Australia.
It is operated by Mufti Faizal Riza, a student of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

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