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Does Swallowing Mucus Invalidate My Fast?

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Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi


Does swallowing mucus invalidate my fast?


In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.

No, swallowing mucus that has reached one’s mouth through one’s nose or one’s throat does not invalidate one’s fast. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah] This is because by doing so, one is not entering anything into the body cavity which would break the fast.

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings upon him) said, “The fast is broken from what enters [the body].” [Musnad Abu Yala by way of Nasb al-Raya]

And Allah knows best.

[Ustadh] Sufyan Qufi
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Sufyan Qufi is an advanced seeker of knowledge, originally from Algeria, who grew up in France. He began searching far and wide for answers to the fundamental questions of life and was disappointed at the answers he found.

Then he connected with various traditional teachers and gradually connected with SeekersGuidance. He embarked on his journey of learning through the various teachers at SeekersGuidance, including his mentor Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.

He studied numerous texts in Islamic Law, Theology, Hadith, and other areas with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other teachers, including Shaykh Abdurrahman al-Sha’ar, Shaykh Ali Hani, and others.

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