Does French Kissing Break the Fast?

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Fatwa ID: 03513

Answered by: Shaykh Umer Khan



Does swallowing ones wife’s saliva by French kissing her break the fast?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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



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.[1]


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Written by Shaykh Umer Khan

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1] Ḥāshiyatu al-Ṭaḥṭāwī ʻalā Marāqī al-Falāḥ, 1/667


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