Using toothpaste whilst fasting

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 496, Fatwa No. 445
al-Muntaqaa min Fatawaa ash-Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan – Volume 3, Fatwa No. 158

Question: Is it permissible for one who is fasting to use toothpaste during the day?

Response: It is permissible for one who is fasting to use toothpaste, being careful that nothing from the solution goes down his throat. It is preferable he clean his mouth with a miswaak and other than it from that which doesn’t reach the throat, just as one should not exaggerate whilst gargling the water in the mouth during ablution.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.