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14 Jul 2012

Cooling oneself off while fasting

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  • What is the ruling for cooling yourself off while fasting?


  • There is no problem with cooling yourself off while fasting. The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) used to pour water over his head when he was hot, or when he was very thirsty when he was fasting (narrated by Abi Dawood).  Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with both him and his father)  used to soak his thowb when he was fasting to get rid of the extreme heat or thirst. Humidity does not effect the fast because it is not water that reaches the stomach.

[Taken from Fatawah Arkan al Islam by Sheikh Uthaimeen]

[Translated by Abu Abdillah Abdul Lateef]

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