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Keep food medicine in mouth while praying.

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is it permitted to keep medicine in your mouth (strepsils as suffering from sore throat) while doing the salah?

 

can one get up during prayer (like after sunnah i get up to check in the kitchen ,while cooking food) and then come and continue the fard and nafil salah, is it permitted?

 

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Keep food medicine in mouth while praying

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question:..is it permitted to keep medicine in your mouth (strepsils as suffering from sore throat) while doing the salah?

The scholars and jurists in Islam are unanimous in their opinion that eating, drinking, or chewing food in ones mouth while one is in the state of prayer is absolutely against the etiquettes of prayer; and in some cases it might even invalidate ones prayer.

 

There is absolutely no harm if one consumes or applies medicine before or after their prayer, but to leave something in their mouths while in the state of prayer would be against the etiquettes of prayer.

 

But if ones ailment is such that one is required to leave the medicine or remedy in ones mouth at all times, or the absence of the medicine from their mouths even for a while would deteriorate their health, etc.then indeed one has a genuine excuse, and if one in such a condition leaves the medicine in the mouths while in the state of prayer, it is expected that they will find their Lord Forgiving and Merciful.

 

Your Question: .can one get up during prayer (like after sunnah i get up to check in the kitchen ,while cooking food) and then come and continue the fard and nafil salah, is it permitted?

If one intends to offer multiple prayers like Sunnah, Fard, and Nafl..there is absolutely no requirement or obligation in Shariah that the person must offer them consecutively or without any break in between. If one has finished one of their prayers, and wishes to get up and do a chore, and then come back and fulfill their intention to offer the balance prayers, there is absolutely no harm and no restriction whatsoever.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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