Does the Taste of One’s Siwak Break the Fast?

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Question: If i wash my siwak with water and clean my mouth during the fast, then I taste the siwak flavor, will the fast break if this flavor gets mixed up with your saliva and you swallow it in. Or do i need to spit every time when i used my siwak?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

I pray this message finds you in the best of heath and faith, insha’Allah.

No, swallowing the remaining taste of the siwak will not break your fast. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

However, it would be best to spit out once after using it.

See also: Applying Medicine to One’s Teeth: Does it Invalidate the Fast?

And Allah alone gives success.


Tabraze Azam

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