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Water entering the anal passage while fasting

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Q: Will my fast during Ramadhaan break if water enters the anus while cleaning after defecating and sometime even reaching the stomach via the anus? Do I have to fast again or not?

Bismillaah

A: In the state of fasting, if water enters the anal passage (through inserting one’s moist finger) and the water reaches the point where the enema is inserted then the fast will break. This point is approximately five to six inches. If water does not reach this point, the fast will not break.

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

قال في الدر المختار ولو بالغ في الاستنجاء حتى بلغ موضع الحقنة فسد و هذا قلما يكون ولو كان فيورث داء عظيما اه قال الشامي ثم في بعض النسخ المحقنة بالميم و هي أولى قال في الفتح و الحد الذي يتعلق بالوصول إليه الفساد قدر المحقنة اه أي قدر ما يصل إليه رأس المحقنة التي هي آلة الاحتقان و على الأول فالمراد الموضع الذي ينصب منه الداء إلى الأمعاء اه (رد المحتار 2/397)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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