Wednesday 22 Jumada al-ula 1445 - 6 December 2023

Does gargling invalidate the fast?


Is the fast invalidated by using gargles?


Praise be to Allah.

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. 

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