1. i put lip balm on after isha and when i woke up for suhoor i wiped it off with tissue and rinsed it off with water so did i wipe the lip balm off correctly? or because i thought i did and swallowed the fast is void?
  2. i made wudhu 2 mins before fajr and i put the water more back in my nose and my mouth because i heard to put it farther back if fasting hadn’t started so when i started to pray fajr i swallowed and was doubting whether or not i swallowed water is my fast valid?
  • Please avoid multi-question posts. And use meaningful tags: you didn't mention any muslim scholar, muslim-practices could be traditions and customs these tags don't apply here at all. Practical Islam is how to practice.
    – Medi1Saif
    Apr 22, 2021 at 12:21
  • sorry i’ll use the right ones next time Apr 22, 2021 at 14:46

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Note that for the cases you've mentioned the view of different schools of fiqh my deviate from what I found in fatwas.

Swallowing lip balm while fasting

The view of scholars such as ibn Baz, ibn 'Uthaymeen and ibn Jibreen here is that it is permissible to put creams on your skin or lipstick or lip balm and that it doesn't invalidate your fast nor your wudu'. However if this product has a taste and you swallowed it -while fasting- (and it reached the stomach). However here again it depends on whether you did so intentionally or out of forgetfulness:

"If somebody eats or drinks forgetfully then he should complete his fast, for what he has eaten or drunk, has been given to him by Allah."
(Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim)

As a deviation I know about in the Maliki school of fiqh a safety measurement in case of forgetfulness is to make up this day at least.

See for example fatwa islamqa #92923.

Swallow or inhale water during wudu'

The matter mainly is similar if the water reaches the stomach it would invalidate the fast if it was done intentionally. And it would be a sin and one must make up that day (at least depending on the scholarly views).

Note that we are informed to:

Snuff up water freely unless you are fasting.
(Sunan abi Dawod, Sunan an-Nasa-i, Sunan ibn Majah and Jami' at-Tirmidhi)

  • what if you don’t know if you swallowed the water or not bc everytime i make wudu while fasting i think i swallow the water but i don’t know Apr 22, 2021 at 16:15
  • @islamic2928 then try to spit all water out after wudu' and follow the hadith. In case of doubt you must assume the most reasonable which is you didn't.
    – Medi1Saif
    Apr 22, 2021 at 16:31
  • oh also one more question sorry for asking a lot but are muslims allowed to lick their lips when they fast or kick their lips and lick them again when they fast? Apr 22, 2021 at 16:44

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