Category: Miscellaneous
Fatwa#: 37329
Asked Country: Canada

Answered Date: Dec 14,2016

Title: Putting water in nose before fasting and video games



Please answer.

1) A few minutes before my fast began i was doing ghusl and water went in my nose way past the bone area. When my fast began i had a lot of mucus from my nose. Would swallowing that mucus break my fast is water was mixed with it from the ghusl before my fast began? 

2) Is playing a video game in which the announcer says something like "your like a god" after you get a high score shirk and kufr and does it take you out of the fold of islam?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

1)     Swallowing phlegm or mucus already in your body does not break your fast.[1]

2)     One should adopt only those actions that lead us to the recognition, pleasure, and nearness of Allah. Likewise, all futile and useless activities which result in no good in both the worlds should be abandoned. The perfection of one’s faith and obedience is in his abstinence from that which is useless and brings forth no goodness.[2]

Therefore, although we recommend to not play video games, especially those which contain shirk, it will not remove you from the fold of Islam.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Saad Haque

Student Darul Iftaa
New Jersey, USA 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Husain Kadodia.

[1] درر الحكام شرح غرر الأحكام (1/ 202)

سُئِلَ إبْرَاهِيمُ عَمَّنْ ابْتَلَعَ الْبَلْغَمَ قَالَ: إنْ كَانَ أَقَلَّ مِنْ مِلْءِ فِيهِ لَا يُنْقَضُ إجْمَاعًا، وَإِنْ كَانَ مِلْءَ فِيهِ يَنْتَقِضُ صَوْمُهُ عِنْدَ أَبِي يُوسُفَ،.وَعِنْدَ أَبِي حَنِيفَةَ لَا يُنْتَقَضُ. اهـ.

البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري (2/ 295)

وهذا في غير البلغم أما هو فغير مفسد مطلقا خلافا لأبي يوسف في الصاعد واستحسنه الكمال وغيره

مجمع الأنهر في شرح ملتقى الأبحر (1/ 242)

فإن بلغما لم يفسد صومه عندهما وعند أبي يوسف يفسد إذا كان ملء الفم.

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (2/ 400)

ومفاده أنه لو ابتلع البلغم بعدما تخلص بالتنحنح من حلقه إلى فمه لا يفطر عندنا قال في الشرنبلالية ولم أره ولعله كالمخاط قال: ثم وجدتها في التتارخانية سئل إبراهيم عمن ابتلع بلغما قال إن كان أقل من ملء فيه لا ينقض إجماعا وإن كان ملء فيه ينقض صومه عند أبي يوسف وعند أبي حنيفة لا ينقض. اهـ.

الفتاوى الهندية - ط. دار الفكر (1/ 204)

فإن كان بلغما فغير مفسد للصوم عند أبي حنيفة ومحمد رحمهما الله تعالى خلافا لأبي يوسف رحمه الله تعالى إذا ملأ الفم

[2] سنن الترمذي ت شاكر ٢٣١٨

حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا مَالِكُ بْنُ أَنَسٍ، عَنْ الزُّهْرِيِّ، عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ حُسَيْنٍ، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «إِنَّ مِنْ حُسْنِ إِسْلَامِ المَرْءِ تَرْكَهُ مَا لَا يَعْنِيهِ»: «وَهَكَذَا رَوَى غَيْرُ وَاحِدٍ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ الزُّهْرِيِّ عَنِ الزُّهْرِيِّ، عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ حُسَيْنٍ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ نَحْوَ حَدِيثِ [ص:559] مَالِكٍ مُرْسَلًا، وَهَذَا عِنْدَنَا أَصَحُّ مِنْ حَدِيثِ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، وَعَلِيُّ بْنُ حُسَيْنٍ لَمْ يُدْرِكْ عَلِيَّ بْنَ أَبِي طَالِبٍ»

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