Taking an anaesthetic injection whilst fasting

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 525, Fatwa No.492
Fataawa Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen – Volume 1, Pages 511-512

Question: Does an anaesthetic injection into the body break the fast? [And likewise] the blood flow after having a tooth extracted?

Response: Neither of these two breaks the fast, however, one must not swallow the blood which flows from [having] the tooth [removed].

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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