Saturday 14 Jumada al-ula 1440 - 19 January 2019
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Does gargling invalidate the fast?

Question

Is the fast invalidated by using gargles?

Answer

Praise be to Allaah.

The fast is not invalidated so long as one does not swallow it, but this should not be done unless it is necessary. It does not invalidate the fast so long as none of the medicine reaches the stomach. 

Source: Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, vol. 1, p. 514

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