Swallowing Saliva While Fasting
  • Question:

    Is it permissible to swallow saliva while fasting? Does it break the fast?


    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    Swallowing one’s own saliva will not invalidate the fast. (See: Bada’i al Sana’i)

    The act of one deliberately gathering, collecting and swallowing one’s own saliva, to quench thirst, while fasting, is disliked – makrūh – (See: Marāqī al Falāḥ)

    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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