Swallowing Skin Whilst Fasting

Apr 14, 2022 | Uncategorized


Last year in Ramadan I accidentally bit skin out of habit but I was mid conversation so I left it in my mouth. Saliva welled up and so I decided to intentionally swallow. It was after I swallowed that I realised what I had done. I don’t know why I did it but I did. Does this necessitate 60 day fasting?


If you had forgotten that you were fasting at the moment in which you swallowed this piece of skin, your fast will not break. If you were aware that you were fasting and still decided to swallow then in such a case you will have to make up one fast. You do not have to carry out the penalty of sixty consecutive fasts as a penalty is carried out when a complete violation takes place such as ingesting a substance which has nutritional or medicinal value or is something desired. As skin is not one of these, a penalty will not be required.

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (2/ 394)
إذا أكل الصائم أو شرب أو جامع) حال كونه (ناسيا) في الفرض

أو ذاق شيئا بفمه) وإن كره (لم يفطر

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (2/ 409)
أو أكل أو شرب غذاء) بكسر الغين وبالذال المعجمتين والمد ما يتغذى به (أو دواء) ما يتداوى به والضابط وصول ما فيه صلاح بدنه لجوفه ومنه ريق حبيبه فيكفر لوجود معنى صلاح البدن فيه دراية وغيرها وما نقله الشرنبلالي عن الحدادي رده في النهر (عمدا)

قضى) في الصور كلها (وكفر

Answered by:
Ifta Research Fellow

Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel