THINGS WHICH DO NOT BREAK THE FAST


Fiqh, Kitaab us Saum

1) Eating, drinking or indulging in sexual relations forgetfully. This means that at the time of committing these acts, one does not remember the fast. However, if one continues even momentarily after recalling the fast, the Saum will be nullified.

(2) Applying eye-drops.

(3) Water entering the ears.

(4) Vomiting, no matter how much. This refers to vomiting which is not self-induced. For the rule regarding self-induced vomiting, (see above no. 10).

(5) Smoke, which is inhaled unintentionally, not by one’s volition or conscious action.

September 8, 2008

THINGS WHICH BREAK THE FAST


Fiqh, Kitaab us Saum

(1) Eating or drinking breaks the Saum.

(2) Sexual intercourse even if there is no emergence of semen.

(3) Smoking.

(4) Inhaling smoke by one’s own action, e.g. inhaling the smoke of incense, etc.

(5) Application of medication into the anus.

(6) Swallowing any substance or object which is not normally consumed as food or medicine, e.g. pebbles, paper, a coin, etc.

(7) Pouring oil into the ears.

September 8, 2008