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Was my fast broken?

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Assalamu alaykum I put Vaseline at night thinking it wouldn’t last when I wake up. I then woke up, (was still foggy minded) felt my throat dry and swallowed my saliva. Later, when I am more clear in thinking I notice my mouth still had Vaseline on it. A bit later, I could taste slight Vaseline residue in which I began to spit it out and wiped my mouth from it. I fear that I swallowed this after dawn broke whilst I was sleeping or I swallowed its residue when I first woke up since I wasn’t paying attention (was still groggy). Was my fast broken even though none of it was intentional or under my knowledge until I realized it too late? Jazakum Allahu khairan


Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

No, your fast does not break in such a case.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best


Ismail Moosa (Mufti)


(ومن ذاق شيئا بفمه لم يفطر) ، لعدم وصول المفطر إلى جوفه (ويكره له ذلك) ، لما فيه من تعريض الصوم على الفساد (اللباب في شرح الكتاب – 1/ 169)



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