Does Toothpaste Break the Fast?


Does toothpaste break the fast?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب بعون الملك الوهاب اللهم هداية الحق والصواب


It is makruh (dislike) to use toothpaste during the fast without a valid need and it will invalidate the fast if any part of toothpaste goes down the throat while one remembers to be fasting at that time.

Imam Ahmad Rida Khan (may Allah have mercy upon him) states: “(Using) toothpowder (whilst fasting) is not impermissible or haram when one is sure that its traces do not reach the throat. Using it without a valid need is makruh . It is stated in al-Durr al-Mukhtar,

“کرہ لہ ذوق شیء۔۔۔ الخ”

Translation: ‘It is disliked for the one fasting to taste something.’

[Fatawa Ridawiyyah, Section on Disliked Acts, 10/551]

Answered by: Arslan Madani (AskMufti Scholar)

Verified by: Mufti Sajid Attari

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