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Using toothpaste while Fasting


Using Toothpaste While Fasting

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen

Reference: 48 Questions on Ramadaan, Q#: 42

Category: Fasting

What is the ruling of using toothpaste while fasting during Ramadaan?

There is no problem in using toothpaste while fasting during Ramadaan or other than it as long as it is not swallowed. However not using it is better because it has a strong potency that may enter into the stomach while one is unaware and this is why the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلّم) said to Qayt ibn Sabrah:

“Excessively practice Istinshaaq (Putting water in one’s mouth and spitting it out during ablution) except if you are fasting.”

So it is better not to use toothpaste while fasting and there is plenty of time, so if one delays it until he breaks his fast, he would have protected himself from something that is feared to ruin his fast.

Translator: Nadir Ahmad, Abu Abdul-Waahid

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