What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: will it invalidate the fast if the food or drink comes up when one burps and then goes back to the stomach by itself?

Questioner: Raahat from England


بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

The fast will not become invalid in this situation because if one vomits naturally and it’s not a mouthful and he or she swallows it back or it goes back down by itself then, in both instances, the fast will not become invalid.  If the vomit is mouthful then the fast would break by deliberately swallowing it; as it is evident in Bahare Shariat:

If one vomits naturally then whether it is mouthful or not and it heads back to the throat whether intentionally or unintentionally; if it was not mouthful then the fast would not become invalid whether it happened intentionally or unintentionally but if it was mouthful and he or she swallowed it back intentionally, even if it was as little as a whole gram, the fast would become invalid otherwise not.

[Bahare  Shariat Vol. 1, Part 4, p. 988]

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri
Translated by Musjidul Haq Research Department ( )

Read the original answer in Urdu here – [Q-ID0472] Some fooddrink came up my throat which I swallowed, is my Fast still valid?

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