Swallowing saliva whilst fasting

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 541, Fatwa No.519
Fataawa as-Siyaam – Page 87

Question: Does the swallowing of saliva break the fast?

Response: There is no harm in swallowing saliva, however, it is disliked to gather saliva. So, the gathering of saliva [in the mouth] and then swallowing it is severely disliked, even if it does not break the fast.

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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