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