by Mohammad Al Shawamreh
Because many people do not know the legal rules of Ramadan fasting, the Road team met one of the Imams of Za’atari Camp, Alshaikh Khaled Ahmad Abdullgader, who is also called Abu Omar Alidleby, to answer the following questions:
1- Does using a toothbrush invalidate the fast?
No, using toothbrush does not invalidate the fast unless the person swallows the toothpaste.
2- Is bathing during the day acceptable?
It does not invalidate the fasting even in the case where the water may enter the body, but Prophet Mohammad ordered us not to bathe too much during fasting and it’s better to avoid it.
3- Does sleeping longer hours invalidate the fasting?
Sleeping all day is fine during fasting as long as the person does not neglect his/her religious obligations.
4- Can a housewife taste the food she is cooking using the tip of her tongue?
It is ok to taste her food with the tip of her tongue without swallowing it.
5- Does using eye and ear drops invalidate the fast?
It does not break the fast because the eye vessels are unrelated to food and drink; using ear drops does not break the fast for the same reason.
6- Does vomiting invalidate the fast?
Vomiting is allowed unless it is deliberate.
7- Is it permissible to see the dentist and repair teeth during Ramadan?
Yes, it is acceptable and does not invalidate the fast.
8- Are nursing mothers permitted to break fasting during Ramadan?
Yes, a nursing mother is permitted to eat during Ramadan if she cannot feed her baby otherwise, but she has to make it up by fasting after Ramadan.
9- Do medical needles invalidate fasting?
Medical needles do not break the fast unless they nourish the individual.
10- Is it permitted to eat the Iftar meal when you hear Adhan from the mosque next door?
It is acceptable to eat at the 1st Adhan; it’s also fine to break the fast if you do not hear the Adhan when the sun sets and you are sure about the time of Iftar.
11- For women, does wearing makeup invalidate their fasting?
Wearing makeup is considered a sin, but it will not invalidate her fasting.
12- Does using nasal drops spoil fasting?
Yes, because the drops move inside the throat and the body.