Swallowed water taking a bath, whilst fasting

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 537, Fatwa No. 511
Majmoo’ Fataawa ash-Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez bin ‘Abdullaah bin Baaz – Volume 3, Page 252

Question: A man who was fasting took a bath and due to the strong pressure of the water, he ended up swallowing some water without intending to. Does he have to make this fast up?

Response: He does not have to make this fast up because he hadn’t intended that, so his ruling is that of one who is forced and one who has forgotten.

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. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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