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.

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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