Swallowing saliva while fasting

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: Does swallowing mouth saliva break ones fast?

1. Accidently remembering I am fasting (and not remembering I am fasting)

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2. Deliberately remembering I am fasting (and not remembering I am fasting)

3. You are in a situation you can’t spit it out, but if you swallow it you know you will be having thoughts that it will satisfy your thirst even if you don’t want to satisfy it. What must you do? Ignore these thoughts? Situations are: 1.you are outside around people, 2. you are very tired and you are in your bed trying to sleep, 3. When we cry during dua we have a lot of saliva, swallowing it makes fast void or not? 4. If we have a lot of saliva but we are outside around people?


A: No, it does not break the fast.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)


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