Vomiting several times in small amounts

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Q: I have read in Bahashti Zewar that vomit that does not equal a mouthful is not regarded as impure in Shariah but if a person vomits small quantities several times and these small quantities together equal a mouthful then it will be regarded as impure. I have also read on the internet (I’m not sure how reliable the following information is) that if a person vomits small quantities several times for the SAME REASON then if together it equals a mouthful, it will be regarded as impure.

1. My question is that if a child vomits up a small quantity of milk while burping after feeding and this happens every time after feeding that a little milk is brought up while burping the child (as usually occurs with babies) then will it be regarded as impure as this is happening for the same reason (burping) and after a very lengthy period, if a person had to add up all these tiny amounts it will eventually add up to a mouthful?

2. Will the same ruling apply to an adult who sometimes when burping after eating, a tiny amount of food is brought up or a small amount of bitter saliva that doesn’t equal a mouthful but if after a couple of days it is added up, it will equal a mouthful?



1. The vomit will be considered as one if the cause and period is the same.

2. Yes.

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


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Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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