What breaks a fast in Islam?

What breaks a fast in Islam?

Breaks a Fast in Islam

During Ramadan, if one unintentionally breaks the fast by eating or drinking, then they must continue fasting for the rest of the day and the fast remains valid. For those who intentionally break the fast by eating or drinking, they have to make up for that by fasting another day.

Intentional vomiting, sexual intimacy between a married couple and vitamin injections, all these break a Muslim’s fast 

Muslims abstain from eating any food, drinking any liquids, smoking cigarettes, vaping, shisha and smokeless tobacco and engaging in any sexual activity, from dawn to sunset

Taking a dip in a swimming pool or a shower

“Swimming doesn’t break a person’s fast but if water makes its way through the mouth into the throat or inside the nose, which in many cases is believed to reach the abdomen, then it can. Muslims fasting must avoid aggressive swimming strokes or showering or else their fast cannot be counted and they need to make it up after Ramadan.”

Brushing the teeth and gargling

“Muslims need to know that miswak is preferable and is encouraged to be used during fasting hours to brush the teeth and eliminate oral odour. Brushing your teeth using toothpaste and a brush is discouraged because the paste can reach the throat. It’s better to be cautious when it comes to these things.”

Applying lipstick

“Applying lipstick is disliked because in most cases they contain fruit flavours or other flavours and these can reach the woman’s taste buds and throat when the tongue touches the lip.

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