Using toothpaste whilst Fasting

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Salaams. I was asking is my fast valid if I brushed using toothpaste at fajr time?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh.

Brushing teeth in itself will not nullify the fast as nothing is ingested but tasted. Accordingly, it will be makrooh to use toothpaste and should be avoided. One should use a miswāk instead.

If any of the toothpaste is ingested during the process of brushing, the fast will break. There is qadhā due but no kaffārah.[1]

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best.

Arib Raza

Student Darul Iftaa
New York, U.S.A

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Muhammad Zakariyya Desai.

Using toothpaste whilst Fasting