Tasting Food while Fasting and Praying Two Rakaat Tahajjud

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Fatwa ID: 03909

Answered by: Alimah Sumeyye Sofu



Assalamu alaikum

Can we just taste the food for salt while fasting?

As it is Sunnah is to pray 4 rekat Tahajjud, can we pray 2 Rekat Tahajjud also?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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



It is makruh to taste the food while fasting, without any excuse.[1]

Yes, it is permissible to pray 2 rakaat Tahajjud. The minimum night prayer is 2 rakaat.[2]



Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Sumeyye Sofu

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham





[1] Raddul muhtar p.395 v.3 Darul Alimil Kutub




[2] Raddul muhtar p.455 v.2 Darul Alimil Kutub /al-Hidayah p.296-297 v.1 Maktabatul Bushra




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