Fatwa: # 15721
Category: Ramadan
Country: South Africa
Date: 5th October 2007

Title

Does the Fast break by water in ears, forgetting niyah or swollowing phlegm

Question

1. if water goes through your ears, does your whudu break
2. if we unintentionally forget to make a niyyah to fast but our intentions was to fast, is the fast valid
3. are we allowed to swallow flem?  

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

1.The fast does not break by water entering the ears.

2.The fast will be valid as the intention in the heart is what is considered.

3.It is permissible to swallow phlegm while fasting.

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Mufti Moosa Salie

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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