Swimming while fasting

Swimming while fasting
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Swimming while fasting

  • masjidmuhammad
  • Mar 27, 2021


Does the fast break on account of swimming in the water?


The fast does not break on account of swimming. However, the person
must be careful not to allow water to go down his throat. If not, the
fast will break.

Taking a bath in a pond or swimming in it does not break the fast.1

Ahsan al-Fatawa:

Water entering the ears does not break the fast. There is a difference of
opinion with regard to inserting it wilfully into the ears. The preferred
view is that it does not break the fast, while caution demands that it be
considered to be an invalidator of fast.

Allah ta‛ala knows best.


1 Fatawa Dar al-‛Ul’um Deoband, vol. 6, p. 114.
2 Ahsan al-Fatawa, vol. 4, p. 421.

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