Why Is Blowing Something Cold Like Hot Tea Before Drinking Considered Haram in Islam

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Fatwa ID: 05654


Answered by: Maulana Muhammad Asadullah Anwar Adam




Why is blowing something cold like hot tea before drinking considered haram in Islam?



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




Breathing into a drink is disliked because the Messenger of Allah (SAW) forbade blowing into a vessel.[1]


The wisdom behind it is that breathing into the vessel is off-putting to the one who is going to drink from it after him [1]. Some diseases from the stomach, lungs or mouth may be expelled with the breath and stick to the vessel.



[1] Sahih Bukhari volume 3 , page 1602, Maktabul Bushra print



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Written by Maulana Muhammad Asadullah Anwar Adam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham




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