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Fasting while having a phlegmy cough

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Q: When having a cough and wanting to fast (nafl fast), phlegm has to be spit out of the mouth. Can a person fast in this case?


A: The fast can be kept.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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