Doubting whether one swallowed the taste of lip balm while fasting

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Q: I wasnt sure if lip balm went into my mouth during fasting so I closed my lips and licked the inside of my mouth to try and taste it. I believed I swallowed in attempt to figure this out. I only realised after that I shouldn’t have swallowed – although, I didnt taste any lip balm so, is mt fast valid?


A: If you are not sure whether you swallowed or not then the roza is valid.

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


Answered by:

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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