Licking lips whilst fasting

11 May 2019 Ref-No#: 1664

1- licking lips during fast repeatedly invalidates fast ??

2- licking sliva from lips invalidates fast ??

if person don’t know the exact ruling and did this in confusion either it breaks the fast or not…do he have to make up those fasts ??

Answer

Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

The fast will not break if one licks his lips. This is irrespective whether there is saliva on his lips or not.

References

ترطبت شفتيه ببزاقه عند الكلام أو غيره فابتلعه لا يفسد للضرورة كذا في الزاهدي (الفتاوى الهندية – 1/ 203)