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Licking lips whilst fasting

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1- licking lips during fast repeatedly invalidates fast ??

2- licking sliva from lips invalidates fast ??

if person don’t know the exact ruling and did this in confusion either it breaks the fast or not…do he have to make up those fasts ??

Answer

Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

The fast will not break if one licks his lips. This is irrespective whether there is saliva on his lips or not.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best

Wassalaam,

Ismail Moosa (Mufti)

References

ترطبت شفتيه ببزاقه عند الكلام أو غيره فابتلعه لا يفسد للضرورة كذا في الزاهدي (الفتاوى الهندية – 1/ 203)

This answer was collected from Fatwaa.com which is an excellent Q&A site managed by Mufti Ismail Moosa from South Africa. .

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