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Spitting in Public During Ramadan

Last updated: 23rd September 2006
Question ID: #2508
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23rd September 2006

Why do so many Muslims spit in public during Ramadan? Are we not allowed to swallow our own spit whilst fasting?

Ulamaa ID 04
Answer last updated on:
24th October 2006
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Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London

Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance)

To collect ones saliva in the mouth and then to swallow it, trying to quench thirst, will make the fast Makruh (disliked). (Nurul Idhah Pg. 147)

However, swallowing one's own saliva (without collecting), will not make the fast disliked.
(Aapke Masa'il Aur Unka Hal Vol. 3 Pg. 286)

And Only Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.