Fard Ghusl whilst Fasting

CategoriesSawm (fast) [228]

Fatwa ID: 04140

Answered by: Alimah Nasima Umm Hamza



Assalamu Alaikum,

I have two questions.

1) I had my fard ghusl just before Asar time while I am fasting. Will my be fast valid?

2) Can I do rinse my mouth in fard ghusl while I am fasting?



بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In The Name Of Allah, The Most-Merciful, The Most Kind




Fasting is to abstain during the day from eating, drinking, and sexual intercourse, along with the intention of fasting. [[1]] Therefore having ghusl during fasting hours will not affect your fast, so long as you did not swallow water.


Secondly, madmadah (gargling) and istinshaaq (drawing water into the nose), as well as wetting the whole body, are Fard components of ghusl. Gargling with water does not break the fast. [[2]] However, care should be taken that no water is swallowed. This is done by ensuring that madmadah and istinshaaq is not exaggerated, but only gargled to wet the mouth and drawn in the nose sufficiently to wet the inside of the nose.



Only Allah (swt) knows best.

Answered by Alimah Nasima Umm Hamza

Checked and Approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham





[1] Al-Hidayah, Imran Nyazee Translation, Page 361


[2] Ibid, Page 366


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