Licking spittle on lips during fasting

26 Nov 2018 Ref-No#: 1207

Asalamualaikum

Sometimes when I talk the spittle from talking lands on my lips. Is this permissible to lick and swallow?

I have more worries that I haven’t mentioned. Such thoughts really make my fast harder and make me actually afraid to fast so I keep avoiding to make up the ones I missed in Ramadan.

Please help. JazakAllah Khairan

Answer

Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

Since the saliva comes onto your lips unintentionally, your fast will not break if you lick your lips and swallow the saliva.

 

References

وقال أبو جعفر إذا خرج البزاق على شفتيه ثم ابتلعه فسد صومه وفي الخانية ترطب شفتاه ببزاقه عند الكلام ونحوه فابتلعه لا يفسد صومه  (مراقي الفلاح – ص 244)