Friday 22 Jumada al-ula 1441 - 17 January 2020

Effect of bleeding in the mouth on the fast


I get bleeding in my mouth during the fast. This bleeding appears when I wake up from sleep and when I rinse my mouth at the time for prayer. If I rinse my mouth two or three times, the bleeding is reduced and becomes light red or sometimes yellow. How should I swallow my saliva? Please note that the bleeding may continue for a while. What is the ruling on swallowing the yellow stuff if there is no taste of blood? Please note that I have consulted a doctor and he prescribed some medicine for me but it did not help.


Praise be to Allaah.

If the situation is as you describe, and you try hard to get rid of the blood that accompanies the saliva, by rinsing your mouth and guarding against swallowing any of that, then whatever is left of slight yellow traces in the saliva does not affect you and your fast is valid, in sha Allah. 

And Allah is the source of strength. May Allah send blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and Companions. End quote. 

Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas 

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Baaz, Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez Aal al-Shaykh, Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan, Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd 

Source: Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah – vol. 2, 9/210

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