4th October 2006
While fasting, sometimes I am invlovled in such exercises which results in heavy sweating. This sweat then drys up. I would like to know if while licking your lips, and then tasting the salty taste of sweat, and then swallowing that saliva (usually because it's not appropriate to spit it out at that time), is the fast broken??
And what if a person swallows his mucus (not out of an intention to pacify the hunger, but because the person is in such a situation where it is not appropriate for him to spit, e.g. a lecture theatre), does this break the fast?? If a person swallows the above two things intentionally or unintentionally, is the ruling the same?