Does Swallowing the Saliva of One’s Wife Break the Fast?

Fatwa ID: 04469

Answered by: Shaykh Umer Khan

 

Question

 

Does swallowing saliva of one’s wife (by French kissing her), break the fast?

 

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

 

Answer:

 

According to the Ḥanafī madhhab, if someone kisses his wife in such a way that the exchange of saliva occurs, the fast is broken. The fast would need to be made up, and a penalty (kaffārah) would have to be paid. If the exchange of saliva does not occur, then the fast would not be nullified (Ḥāshiyatu al-Ṭaḥṭāwī ʻalā Marāqī al-Falāḥ, 1/667).

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Shaykh Umer Khan

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

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