Fasting - Is it Invalidated by a Pap Smear?
  • Question:

    Does a pap smear invalidate the fast if done while a woman is fasting?


    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    A pap smear is a medical examination which entails inserting an instrument called a speculum into the vagina.

    Fasting will not be nullified if a dry instrument is inserted during the pap smear. However, if medications, lubricants and or other fluids are inserted with the speculum, the fast will be nullified.

    (See: Fatāwa Hindīyyah)

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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