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mouthwash taste in the mouth

Last updated: 1st May 2022
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Salam aleikum After my suhur, before time fajr, I brush my teeth with toothpaste and use mouthwash for teeth and gum. The mouthwash leaves a very strong taste in my mouth, tongue and throat, even after rinsing my mouth with water and spitting out, the taste of the mouthwash remains. I wanted to know if swallowing saliva with this taste in my mouth could have broken my fast and I have to make up for the fasted days in Ramadan. I also checked my saliva to see if there was anything left (residues of food, toothpaste, or other), but I didn't see any residue of anything.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامداومصليا

As long as you have washed thoroughly before Suhur ends and even if some taste remains after Suhur ends and you swallowed the saliva with that taste, it will not nullify your fast.

أما الواصل الي الحلق من المسام فالظاهر أنه مثل الريق فلا يفطر وإن وجد طعمه في جميع فمه
(الدرالمختارمع ردالمحتار ٢/٤٠٤،سعيد)

And Allah knows best

30 Ramadan 1443/ 01 May 2022

Answer last updated on:
3rd May 2022
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Location: London