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 Using Toothpaste While Fasting
Ash Shaykh Al ‘Allaamah Muhammad ibn Saaleh Al ‘Uthaymeen
Question: What is the ruling of using toothpaste while fasting during Ramadaan?
Answer: There is no problem in using toothpaste while fasting during Ramadaan or other than it as long as it is not swallowed. However not using it is better because it has a strong potency that may enter into the stomach while one is unaware and this is why the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلّم) said to Qayt ibn Sabrah:
“Excessively practice Istinshaaq (Putting water in one’s mouth and spitting it out during ablution) except if you are fasting.”
So it is better not to use toothpaste while fasting and there is plenty of time, so if one delays it until he breaks his fast, he would have protected himself from something that is feared to ruin his fast.
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48 Questions on Ramadaan, Q#: 42
Translated by: Abu ‘Abdul Waahid, Nadir Ahmad.
 
 
What to do if the Imam Breaks his wudu?
 
Question: If the Imam breaks his wudu while praying, should he appoint someone to complete the prayer or is the prayer invalidated thus the appointee starts the prayer over from the beginning?
 
Answer: The correct opinion  that has been legislated is that the Imam appoints someone to complete the prayer just as Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) did when he was stabbed while praying. He appointed Abdur-Rahman Bin Auf (May Allah be pleased with him) to complete the Fajr prayer with those making the salaat.
 
If the Imam does not appoint someone to come forward and lead the prayer then one of those praying behind the imam should come forward and complete the prayer. It is not a problem if the person replacing the Imam starts over from the beginning since there is some difference of opinion concerning this issue; even though the strongest opinion is that he completes the prayer just as Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) did.
 
 
Answered by: Shaykh Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz
Translated by:  Memphis Dawah Team
Source: Tuhfah Al-Ikhwaan Bi Ajwebah Muhimah Tata’alaq Biarkaan Al-Islaam P.109
 

Wearing false teeth and making Wudhoo

Question:

  If a person wears dentures (false teeth), is it obligatory upon him to remove them when rinsing the mouth (during wudhoo.)?

Response:

If a person wears dentures, then that which is apparent is that it is not obligatory upon him to remove them, (since this) resembles the (issue concerning wearing a) ring; and it is not obligatory to remove the ring when making wudhoo, rather, it is better to move it (around), but (even) this is not obligatory because the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) used to wear (a ring) and it has not been transmitted (form him) that he used to take it off during wudhoo.

And this is the most apparent (of the opinions) since the (false) teeth prevent the water reaching (all parts of the mouth), especially since some people experience much difficulty in removing them and then (afterwards) replacing them.

Shaykh ibn ‘Uthaymeen
Fataawa Muhimmah li-Nisaa. al-Ummah - Page 40

Taken From  www.fatwa-online. com

 
1.Q
uestion:

What is the ruling on a fasting person using the Siwak [1] and perfume?
Answer:

The correct opinion is that it is a Sunnah for the fasting person to use the Siwak both at the beginning of the day and at the end of it, based upon the generality of the statement of the Prophet sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam:
السِّواك مطهرة للفم مرضاة للربِّ
”The Siwak purifies the mouth and it is pleasing to the Lord.” [2]
He sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam also said:
لو لا أن أَشق على أٌمتي لأَمرتهم بالسِّواك مع كل صلاةٍ
”If it were not that it would burden be a burden upon my people, I would have ordered them to use the Siwak before every prayer.” [3]
ِِAs for perfume, likewise, it is permissible for the fasting person at the start of the day and at the end of it, whether the perfume is incense, oil or anything else. But it is not permissible for him to sniff the incense, because incense has particles which can be felt and seen, and if he sniffs it, it will rise up into his nose and then to his stomach, which is why the Prophet sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said to Laqit bin Sabirah, may Allaah be pleased with him:
بالغ في الاستنشاق إِلا أن تكون صائما
”Exaggarate in sniffing water into the nose (i.e. during ablution) except when you are fasting.” [4]
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[1] Siwak: A twig taken from the roots of the arak tree and used as a toothbrush.
[2] Reported by al-Bukhari in the Book of Fasting, in the Chapter: The Moist and Dry Siwak for the Fasting Person.
[3] Reported by al-Bukhari in the Book of Fasting, in the Chapter: The Moist and Dry Siwak for the Fasting Person and by Muslim in the Book of Purification, in the Chapter: The Siwak (252).
[4] Reported by Abu Dawud in the Book of Istinthar (Blowing Water Out of the Nose) (142); by At-Tirmithi in the Book of Purification, in the Chapter: What Has Been Said Regarding Washing Between the Toes (38); by An-Nasa’I in the Book of Purification, in the Chapter: Istinshaq (Sniffing Water Through the Nose) to the highest Degree (87); and by Ibn Majah in the Book of Purification and its Sunan, in the Chapter: Washing Between the Fingers and Toes (448).
Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen
Fatawa Arkaanul-Islaam, DARUSSALAM, Vol.2, p.648
2. Question:

What is the ruling on swallowing sputum or phlegm by a fasting person?
 
Answer:
If sputum of phlegm does not reach the mouth, then it does not break the fast, and there is only one opinion on this in the Mathhab.
If it does reach the mouth, then he swallows it, the scholars hold two opinions regarding it:
Some of them hold that it breaks the fast, including it in the same category as food and drink. Others hold that it does not break the fast, including it in the same category as saliva, for saliva does not break the fast, even if one collected his saliva and swallowed it, his fast is not invalidated.
When the scholars disagree, it is necessary to refer to the Book (of Allaah) and the Sunnah; and if we are in doubt at to whether this matter invalidates the act of worship or it does not invalidate it, then the basic principle is that it is not invalidated and based upon this, swallowing sputum does not break the fast.
The important thing is that a person leaves his sputum, and does not try to draw it into his mouth, then he should expel it, whether he is fasting or not. As for breaking the fast, it requires an evidence which will be a convincing proof for a person before Allaah, the Almighty, the All-Powerful, for the invalidation of the fast.
Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen
Fatawa Arkaanul-Islaam, DARUSSALAM, vol.2, p.666

 
3. 
Question:

Does a firm intention to break the fast, without eating or drinking cause the fasting person to break his fast?
Answer:

It is well known that fasting is a combination of intention and abandoning, for a person makes the intention by fasting to draw near to Allaah, the Almighty, the All-Powerful by abandoning the things which break the fast. So, if he makes a firm intention to stop it, then the fasting is invalidated; but if it is in Ramadan, he must refrain from eating, drinking and sexual intercourse until the sun sets, because every person who breaks his fast in Ramadan without an excuse is obliged to continue fasting and to make up for it.
However, if he did not make a firm intention, but was undecided, then it is the subject of disagreement among the scholars: some of them say that his fast is invalidated, because indecisiveness invalidates a firm intention. Others hold that it is not invalidated, because the basic principle is that the intention remains valid until such time as he makes a firm intention to break it and end it and this is the more correct view in my opinion as it is more weighty. And Allaah knows best.
Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen
Fatawa Arkaanul-Islaam, DARUSSALAM, vol.2, p.646
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