Swallowing while fasting


1. I regurgitated and I tried coughing it out but even though it felt like a lot of regurgiation, it was difficult to expel, so only some of it came past my throat. Due to the difficulty, I swallowed. Is my fast valid?

2. Also, there are times where I regurgiate and feel the contents at the top of my throat or past it, however i’m not completely sure if it can be expelled or not and i’m afraid if I cough to test if it will come out, i’ll end up essentially forcing it to come out and vomiting. So I usually just swallow it. Is this fine? I regurgiate quite frequently so this brings me trouble.


1. Yes.

2. In a state of roza or in namaaz you rather spit it out.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)