1) If a person commits intentionally and
willingly an act which breaks the fast, that day's fast will be considered
invalid, but the fast is valid if the action committed was unintentional or
2) If one breaKs fast after merely being
threatened, that fast is considered invalid and must be compensated later.
3) A fasting person can swallow the saliva
gathered in the mouth, but nasal discharge and frothy sputum must be spitted
4) To rinse mouth during ablutions is
allowed and while doing if the water slips unintentionally down into the throat
it will not break the fast.
5) Taking of injection in the
muscles or veins is permitted as also using of medicinal drops in ears or eyes
6) Brushing of teeth is permitted, provided
the froth or saliva does not enter the throat.
EXEMPTIONS FROM FASTING
Islam is called a natural religion. In
other words, its laws unlike other creeds have logic and reason behind them and
divine providence has fashioned them according to the nature of man and woman.
It has no hard and fast rules for all age groups ignoring the state, or
circumstances of the individual concerned. In such a case, its very claim to be
natural and universal would have been open to doubt.
How merciful and benign is the Creator,
Who as a sign of His unbounded bounty exempted from fasting,persons passing
through particular circumstances, and in a certain state of health or age
Following are those whom Islam has quite
logically exempted from fasting and furthermore has released them from
expiation for defaults:
1. Minors- for pre-puberty years.
2. Insane- for the period insanity lasts.
3. Unconscious- for the period of