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Swallowed Miswak bristles while fasting

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AsalamuAlaykum,

I am making up my ramadan fasts. To clean up my mouth, I’m using wet or dry Miswak. After using, I spit out the bristles of the Miswak and clean my mouth. However while swallowing the saliva some bristles go to my throat and I swallow them with the saliva. Does that break my fast?

Jazak Allah

Answer

Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

Whilst it is Mustahab to use a  Miswaak whilst fasting, if you swallow any bristle, the fast will be invalidated. You should maintain caution not to swallow any particle of the Miswaak.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best

Wassalaam,

Ismail Moosa (Mufti)

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