Feeling something coming up to one’s throat while fasting

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Someone burps and feels like reflux will reach his mouth but he swollows before it can reach, does the fast break?


A: If it did not reach his mouth and went back down his throat, the fast will not break.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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