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Kissing while fasting

Fatwaa ID: 828

asalamualaikum wrwb

a sister has asked the following question

If a husband and wife kiss while fasting, and the saliva of the spouse is swallowed by the other spouse, unintentionally, is fast broken? If yes, is Kaffarah required?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

In principle, kissing one’s spouse while fasting without any exchange of saliva is permissible provided that there is no fear of it leading to something that will invalidate the fast. As for kissing one’s spouse in a manner wherein saliva is exchanged, i.e., making out, this will invalidate the fast and necessitate qadhaa and kaffaarah.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

ملتقى الأبحر (ص 477)
ولو ابتلع الصَّائِم بزاق غَيره فَإِن كَانَ حَبِيبه لزمَه الْكَفَّارَة وَإِلَّا فَلَا

البناية شرح الهداية (4/47)
ولو بلع بزاق غيره أفسد صومه ولا كفارة عليه، كذا في ” المحيط “. وفي ” البدائع ” لو ابتلع ريق حبيبته أو [صديقه] ، قال الحلواني عليه كفارة،

الفتاوى الهندية (1/203)
ولو ابتلع بزاق غيره فسد صومه بغير كفارة إلا إذا كان بزاق صديقه فحينئذ تلزمه الكفارة كذا في المحيط

 حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص 667)
م: و” منه “ابتلاع بزاق زوجته أو” بزاق “صديقه” لأنه يتلذذ به “لا” تلزمه الكفارة ببزاق “غيرهما
ح: قوله: “لأنه يتلذذ به” أي وتنقضي به الشهوة


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