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Can I Use Toothpaste And Mouthwash While I’m Fasting

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Faith IQ

Channel: Faith IQ

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Is it permissible to brush your teeth using toothpaste or use a mouthwash while fasting? What are the methods that can be employed to wash your mouth effectively without risking nullifying your fast?

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi explains well.

Episode Transcript

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Can I use toothpaste and mouthwash when I'm fasting?

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The simple answer is, well, yes, but meaning

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fasting will be broken if something goes into the throat under the throat. So everything above the throat, everything in your mouth will not technically break the fast however, you are quite literally one millimeter away from breaking the fast. So when you put something external into your mouth, right, it's very difficult, it's not impossible, it's very difficult to guarantee that nothing goes down into your throat. So I would strongly encourage you to try alternative methods such as the miswak that our Prophet sallallahu I said and would use the miswak there's no danger of anything going in because it's just a brush or if you use a toothbrush without toothpaste, that will

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also not have any problem. However, if you do use toothpaste, then you have to be extra careful, that unconscious that nothing goes under and into your throat and that you spit everything out and you will wash your mouth very very thoroughly so that none of the toothpaste will then go inside of your throat because that will break the fast so be very very careful and try alternative means but if you are careful and you make sure nothing is swallowed, then the fast will be valid.