Scarf coming in one’s mouth while fasting

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Q: Frequently, when going in sajdah, the fabric of my headscarf or the prayer mat ends up on my lips or in my mouth. This is an issue when I’m fasting. I don’t know if anything like microfibers or small hairs have entered my mouth. Today this happened during salah but I couldn’t feel anything in my mouth after it occurred so I assumed I could swallow as usual.

1. Was this correct?

2. If this happens during salah, and I feel something in my mouth after, do I have to spit?

3. If this happens in salah or near the end of it, do I have to check in a mirror afterwards to see if anything inside my mouth?



1. Don’t pay attention to this.

2. As a precaution.

3. No.

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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