Using miswaak and toothpaste whilst fasting

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Question:

Dear and respected brother Mohsen,I want have your opinion on the use of toothpaste and
brush during fasting as comparison to use of muswak???

Regards

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The answer:

Wa alaikum assalam,

Praise be to Allah.

It is permissible for a fasting person to use miswaak and toothpaste whilst fasting, so long as he is careful not to swallow anything, but if that happens accidentally then he does not have to make up the fast, In fact using the miswaak is Sunnah when fasting and otherwise.

And Allah knows best.

Mohsen Shaker Bayoumy
Imam of Osaka Ibaraki Mosque

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