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


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

Acts which Break or do not Break the Fast

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc.
  1. If a fasting person forgetfully eats, drinks or has sexual intercourse, the fast will not break. If he eats and drinks a full-stomach, even then the fast will not break. If he forgetfully eats or drinks several times in the day, the fast will still not break.

  2. A person saw a fasting person eating or drinking something. If this fasting person is quite strong and is not greatly affected by fasting, it will be wâjib to remind him that he is fasting. But if he is a weak person and is greatly affected by fasting, he should not be reminded that he is fasting. Instead, he should be allowed to continue eating.

August 31, 2008

Acts that Nullify Salaat

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 2-Salat and its virtues

1. If a person speaks in salaat intentionally or unintentionally, his salaat
will be nullified.

2. If a person utters the following sounds in salaat, his salaat will be
nullified: for example he says: aah, ooh, oof, etc. or he cries out aloud.
However, if his heart is overcome by emotion out of thinking of jannah or
jahannam and he utters these sounds, then his salaat will not break.

3. By clearing one’s throat unnecessarily whereby even half a letter is uttered,
salaat will break. However, it is permissible to do this when one is compelled
to do so – salaat will not break.

August 31, 2008