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Swallow spit saliva during fast.

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During the month of Ramadan, sputum (thook) come very frequently (almost every minutes) in my mouth. Is it allow to swallow it? How many times I will to go to spit it? While in other days it doesnt come. Why?

 

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Swallow spit saliva during fast

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.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 3.154 Narrated by Abu Huraira

The Prophet (saws) said, "If somebody eats or drinks forgetfully then he should complete his fast, for what he has eaten or drunk, has been given to him by Allah." Narrated 'Amir bin Rabi'a, "I saw the Prophet (saws) cleaning his teeth with Siwak while he was fasting so many times as I can't count." And narrated Abu Huraira, "The Prophet (saws) said, 'But for my fear that it would be hard for my followers, I would have ordered them to clean their teeth with Siwak on every performance of ablution.' " The same is narrated by Jabir and Zaid bin Khalid from the Prophet (saws) who did not differentiate between a fasting and a nonfasting person in this respect (using Siwak).

'Aisha said, "The Prophet (saws) said, 'It (i.e. Siwak) is a purification for the mouth and it is a way of seeking Allah's pleasures.' " Ata' and Qatada said, "There is no harm in swallowing the resultant saliva."

 

In light of the above authentic traditions of the Messenger of Allah (saws), the swallowing of ones saliva or mucus when fasting does not invalidate or effect ones fast in the least.

 

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