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13 Jul 2012

Vomiting while you are fasting

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  • Does vomiting break one’s fast?


  • If a person vomits on purpose then his fast is broken. If he does so by accident, it happens with out his intention to do so then his fast is not broken. The proof for this is the hadeeth of Abi Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) that The Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said, ” Who ever is over taken by his vomit then it is not upon him to make that day up, and who ever makes himself vomit on purpose then he has to make that day up” (narrated by Abi Dawood).
  • So, if the vomit over takes you then your fast is not broken. If someone gets the feeling like that which is in his stomach is about to come up, then we say to him not to prevent it from happening and not to help it to happen. Rather he should sit back and be calm. This is because if he helps it along, then he has purposely vomited and his fast is broken. If he prevents it from happening then he will be harmed by this action. So he should leave it, if it comes out without him making it come out then he is not harmed, and at the same time his fast is not broken because of it.


[Taken from Fatwah Arkan il Islam by Sheikh Uthaimeen]

[Translated by Abu Abdillah Abdul Lateef]

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