What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Will the Fast become invalid if rainwater travels down the throat?

Questioner: Brother from UK


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

Without doubt, a persons’ Fast will become invalid when rainwater meaning water from the clouds has gone down the throat. As cited in Fatawa Hindiyyah:

” وَالْمَطَرُ وَ الثَّلْجُ إذَا دَخَلَ حَلْقَهُ يُفْسِدُ صَوْمَهُ ، وَ هُوَ الصَّحِيْحُ “

“Rainwater and snow; when it enters the throat, it will invalidate the Fast and this is the correct opinion.”

[Al Fatawa Hindiyyah, Book of Fasting, Chapter Four regarding that which invalidates and does not invalidate the fast, Volume 1, Page 302]

And if one intentionally drank rainwater, then with the presence of the other conditions necessitating expiation (kaffarah), a kaffarah will also be necessary upon him too.

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

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadiri
Translated by Haider Ali

Read the original Urdu answer here: [Q-ID0720] If I swallow rainwater will my Fast become nullified?

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