Fatwa: # 44511
Category: Fasting (Sawm)
Country: African Country
Date: 13th March 2020


Women tasting food while fasting - Is this permissible?


Duas you are well

Please can you ask Mufti the ruling on tasting food while fasting

A lady I know tastes the food while cooking (during fasting)
Is this permissible?


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

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


In principle, it is Makrooh (disliked) to merely taste food whilst fasting.


However, if a woman has a very ill-tempered husband, it is permissible for her to taste the food, provided it does not go down her throat. [i]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Student Darul Iftaa 


Checked and Approved by, 
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[i] تبيين الحقائق شرح كنز الدقائق وحاشية الشلبي (1/ 330)

وَذَكَرَ بَعْضُهُمْ أَنَّ الْمَرْأَةَ إذَا كَانَ زَوْجُهَا سَيِّئَ الْخُلُقِ لَا بَأْسَ بِأَنْ تَذُوقَ الْمَرْأَةُ الْمَرَقَ بِلِسَانِهَا قَالُوا هَذَا فِي الْفَرْضِ وَأَمَّا فِي صَوْمِ التَّطَوُّعِ فَلَا يُكْرَهُ لِأَنَّ الْإِفْطَارَ فِيهِ مُبَاحٌ بِالْعُذْرِ بِالِاتِّفَاقِ


البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري (2/ 301)

(قَوْلُهُ وَكُرِهَ ذَوْقُ شَيْءٍ، وَمَضْغُهُ بِلَا عُذْرٍ) لِمَا فِيهِ مِنْ تَعْرِيضِ الصَّوْمِ لِلْفَسَادِ، وَلَا يَفْسُدُ صَوْمُهُ لِعَدَمِ الْفِطْرِ صُورَةً وَمَعْنًى قُيِّدَ بِقَوْلِهِ: بِلَا عُذْرٍ؛ لِأَنَّ الذَّوْقَ بِعُذْرٍ لَا يُكْرَهُ كَمَا قَالَ فِي الْخَانِيَّةِ فِيمَنْ كَانَ زَوْجُهَا سَيِّئَ الْخُلُقِ أَوْ سَيِّدُهَا لَا بَأْسَ بِأَنْ تَذُوقَ بِلِسَانِهَا


مجمع الأنهر في شرح ملتقى الأبحر (1/ 247)

(وَكُرِهَ ذَوْقُ شَيْءٍ) مُفْطِرٍ مِنْ غَدَاءٍ أَوْ دَوَاءٍ؛ لِأَنَّ فِيهِ تَعْرِيضُ الصَّوْمِ لِلْفَسَادِ مِنْ غَيْرِ ضَرُورَةٍ قِيلَ هَذَا فِي الْفَرْضِ وَأَمَّا التَّطَوُّعُ فَلَا يُكْرَهُ (وَمَضْغُهُ بِلَا عُذْرٍ) وَإِنْ كَانَ فِي فِيهِ فَإِنْ احْتَاجَ إلَى الْمَضْغِ فَلَا شَيْءَ.

وَفِي التَّبْيِينِ لَا بَأْسَ بِأَنْ تَذُوقَ الْمَرْأَةُ الْمَرَقَةَ بِلِسَانِهَا إذَا كَانَ زَوْجُهَا أَوْ سَيِّدُهَا سَيِّئَ الْخُلُقِ.


الدرة المنيفة على مذهب الإمام أبي حنيفة (ص: 61)

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