Fatwa ID: 05311
Answered by: Mufti Eunus Ali
Hazrat, during Tarawih salah, I had a remnant of food stuck in my morsel tooth. I only realised this whilst I was in the state of qiyam, I picked it with my tongue and swallowed it. I am uncertain if it was less than the size of a chickpea.
Was the salah valid?
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Any food swallowed from in between the teeth the size of a chickpea or larger will invalidate the salah.
Likewise any food that is smaller than the size of a chickpea will not invalidate the salah.
Conclusion: as you are certain that the size of the food was less than the size of a chickpea the salah will be valid Inshallah.
Only Allah knows best
Written by Mufti Eunus Ali
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
 Hashiyatut Tahtawi ‘Ala Maraqiyal Falah, Page 323 & 324