Things which invalidate the fast
Effect of Invisible Aligner on the FastWhen fasting, do I have to take my invisalign out while making wudu? It can retain some water. If I have to take it off when making wudu, do I have to dry it from saliva before putting it back in my mouth, since when saliva exits the mouth it breaks the fast if swallowed again.
Do weight loss injections invalidate the fast?Is it permissible to take injections for weight loss half an hour before Iftar, knowing that they are administered either in the stomach, thigh, or arm, and they release a hormone in the body that helps to increase insulin levels; to enhance the metabolic rate, assist in eating a smaller quantity of food, and to suppress appetite?
Does Dry Cupping Break the Fast?Does dry cupping break the fast of one who is fasting?
What is the ruling if penetration occurs accidentally during foreplay during the day in Ramadan?When engaging in foreplay whilst fasting, penetration occurred [accidentally] with my wife and madhiy (prostatic fluid) was emitted, without me intending to do that or doing it deliberately. Does this invalidate our fast? What is the ruling for us?
Does swallowing one’s saliva break the fast if it has been changed by the colour or smell of food?I read a fatwa of Shafa‘i jurisprudence which said that swallowing saliva, if it has changed as a result of food but the food itself is gone from the mouth, is permissible, because it is difficult to avoid it. My question is: is it permissible to swallow saliva after sahoor if it has changed because of food, but the food itself has disappeared, with the intention of moistening the throat and finding pleasure in that? Please note that it does not invalidate the fast according to the fatwa I read, and it is overlooked. I hope that you can answer my question, because I am worried about my fast and am anxious about my intention, and I do not want to break my fast at all, and if I were to be offered food during the day in Ramadan I would never eat it. If it is not permissible, then do I have to make up the days on which I did that? Please note that I did not know this particular ruling at that time.
He committed an immoral act during the day in Ramadan, and fears that if he fasts for two months he will be exposed and put to shame. What should he do?Unfortunately, I committed a major sin during the day in Ramadan, and I feel great anguish in my heart. I hope that Allah will accept my repentance. I know that the one who commits a homosexual act during the day in Ramadan is subject to the same consequences as a husband who has intercourse with his wife during the day in Ramadan, and that the requirement is to free a slave; and if that is not possible, then he must fast for two consecutive months; and if he is not able to do that, then he must feed sixty poor persons. I am unable to free a slave, and I have no health problems that would prevent me from fasting for two consecutive months. But I am afraid that someone around me would notice that, and I am not married, and I cannot explain to them why I am fasting for this period. I am afraid that they will become suspicious about me, especially my parents, and if they found out what I did, they will disown me. Will it be okay for me to feed sixty poor persons?
Does an injection that is given in the stomach break the fast of one who is fasting?My friend has an injection in his stomach, that does not provide nutrients; rather it is an injection for growth and to strengthen the bones. Is it possible to use it during the day in Ramadan?
Isn’t it hardship to compel the woman who gets her period before Maghrib to make up the fast? And does she miss out on the reward for that?I have a question: isn’t it hardship for me to have to repeat the fast of the day on which my period comes a few minutes before the adhan of Maghrib? I am not objecting to the ruling of Allah at all, but this question is going around in my mind, because our religion is the religion of ease, and there are many of my relatives who argue with me about this topic. Will we be rewarded for our fast which was not completed because of getting our period?
Does the taste of cloves in dental fillings invalidate the fast?Before the month of Ramadan, I had severe pain in one of my molars, and the dentist did a temporary filling. The filling that I have causes me to have a constant taste of cloves in my mouth, and I swallow it when swallowing saliva; it is very difficult to get rid of it. Does the presence of this taste and swallowing it with my saliva invalidate the fast during the month of Ramadan?
What is the ruling on having treatment sessions that cause vomiting during the day in Ramadan?For a patient who undergoes treatment sessions that may result in vomiting, does this break the fast and is he obliged to make it up?
Can I Whiten My Teeth while Fasting?What is the ruling on using a teeth whitening kit during the day in Ramadan, noting that it contains a substance which is put on the teeth to whiten them, and that process lasts for several hours. Is it permissible to use it?
Does consuming that which is acquired by haraam means spoil the fast?I have been working with grapes that are grown to make wine for two years, but in the first year I did not know that this work is haraam. This year, however, I became certain that it is haraam to do this, even though I am still working there, and I am afraid that all my good deeds and fasting in this month will be rendered worthless. I hope that you can advise me. I am a young man, and I am hoping for clarification.
Does Swallowing Bits of Skin from Lips Invalidate the Fast?I observed fasting last Ramadan, but I used to chew my lips. I knew in my heart that this invalidates the fast, but the Shaytan prevented me from researching this topic. At the end of Ramadan, I researched it, and found out that it invalidates the fast. My question is: Do I have to repeat the fasts for the entire month of Ramadan?
Uncertainty Concerning When Menstruation Began and Its Effect on Fasting and SalahI want to inquire about menstruation. I felt pain about twenty minutes before Maghrib, so I went to check, but nothing had come out, so I completed my fasting. When I went to perform Wudu’ for the Maghrib prayer, I felt very severe pain, so I purified myself as best as I could, then went out to pray and performed the prayer. During my prayer, the pain lessened, and usually, when the pain subsides, it means that menstruation has started, but I did not cut off my prayer and completed it because I did not feel the menstruation coming. I completed the prayer, and when I finished, I entered the bathroom and wiped to check, and there was menstrual blood as if it had just come out. My question is, should I repeat the Maghrib prayer? And should I repeat the fasting for that day or not?
Does the injection of a saline solution under the skin to test for sensitivity during the day in Ramadan invalidate the fast?I am a student in the first cohort of the College of Nursing. Today we learned how to do sensitivity tests, in which each group of students gave one another an injection of saline solution for the sole purpose of learning how to do this test. What is the ruling on that? Please note that this injection is the type that is given under the skin (intradermal).
What is the ruling on swallowing saliva after it reaches the lips?As we are wearing masks nowadays to protect ourselves against coronavirus (COVID-19), sometimes when I speak behind the mask some saliva comes out, although it is not a lot, and it sticks to the lips, so I cannot remove it, and I do not know whether it goes back into my mouth again or not. Does this invalidate the fast? What if it dries on the lips, then I close my lips after a while – is it still regarded as traces that are still there, or if it has dried can we say that there is nothing wrong with it?
What is the ruling on having a Covid-19 test or swab during the day in Ramadan?What is the ruling on having a Covid-19 test during the day in Ramadan when one is fasting? Does it break the fast or not? Please note that the swab is sometimes taken from the mouth and sometimes from the nose.
What is the ruling on using denture adhesives when fasting?Is it permissible to use the denture adhesive Poligrip during Ramadan, noting that it has no fragrance or taste?
Does receiving the Covid-19 vaccine during the day in Ramadan break the fast?What is the ruling on receiving the Covid-19 vaccine during the day in Ramadan, whilst fasting?
Does Intercourse With Wife Using Condom Break the Fast?What is the ruling on one who had intercourse with his wife during the day in Ramadan, using a condom, and his wife obeyed him, on the basis of a fatwa that the husband had heard from a seeker of knowledge to the effect that the condom prevents one circumcised part from touching the other, so it is not regarded as intercourse?