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Inserting a wet finger in the rectum whilst fasting

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. Does the inserting of ones finger in one’s anus to clean oneself in the toilet whilst fasting break the fast?


A. The fast will not break by inserting a finger in the anus whilst cleaning oneself of impurities in the toilet. The fast will only break if a wet finger is inserted in the rectum whilst fasting knowingly or unknowingly.

In such a case, only a Qadha of that fast will have to be kept. (Fataawa Mahmoodiyyah 10/142)

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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