Is It Permissible To Rinse Your Mouth With Salt Water for Dental Problems While Fasting in Ramadan?

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Fatwa ID: 05915


Answered by: Alimah Safiyya-Maryam Ahmed




Is it permissible to rinse your mouth with salt water for dental problems while fasting in Ramadan?



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




It would be permissible to rinse the mouth with salt water for dental problems with the condition that no water reaches the throat. Even if a person swallows a little water by mistake the fast would become invalid, therefore extreme caution is needed if a person was to do this.



Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Safiyya-Maryam Ahmed

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham




ولو تمضمض أو استنشق فسبق الماء حلقه ودخل جوفه فإن لم يكن ذاكرا لصومه لا يفسد صومه لأنه لو شرب لم يفسد، فهذا أولى وإن كان ذاكرا فسد صومه عندنا (بدائع الصنائع, كناب الصوم, جلد ٢, صفحة ٥٩٨, دار الكتب العلمية).






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