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I have a bad habit of biting my inner sides of my mouth.

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Assalamu alaykum,

I have a bad habit of biting my inner sides of my mouth and i chew the skin off and same with my lip, i bit my lip and the skin comes off and i end up swallowing it usually. it is a very bad habit of mine but sometimes i dont even realize when i am doing this. now my question is does swallowing this break my fast during ramadan in anyway? I try not to do it but it kind of keeps happening. Please let me know as soon as you can.


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Biting lip breaks fast

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Beloved brother, if you bite off some skin from the side of your mouth or your lip and happen to unintentionally swallow it, rest absolutely assured that it would not effect the validity of your fast in the least.


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


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