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 ??


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


Ismail Moosa (Mufti)


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

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