Surma while fasting

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Q: Does it invalidate or nullify the fast if you apply surma and sleep during the day? My father has been arguing that while fasting if you sleep during the day with the surma, it nullifies the fast as per some mufti he heard. kindly guide me.


A: It will not nullify the fast.

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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