[Q-ID0789] Does vomiting break the Fast?

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What do the scholars of the Dīn and muftīs of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: will vomiting cause the fast to become invalid?

Questioner: Sister from UK


بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

Vomiting involuntarily will not cause the fast to become void, even if it is a mouthful, i.e. a large amount. If one caused him/herself to vomit a mouthful [intentionally] and remembered that he/she was fasting, the fast will become void, but if it was not a mouthful i.e. a small amount, then the fast will not break, even if it was done of one’s own volition.

Just as it is stated in Bahar-e-Shariat:

If one intentionally vomits a mouthful and he remembers that he is fasting, then the fast is definitely broken. If he vomited less than a mouthful, the fast will not break. If he vomited involuntarily, then whether it is a full mouth or not, and in any case, if it went back into the throat, or if he pulled it back into the throat, or if it did not go back, or even if he did not pull it back in, and if it is not a mouthful, the fast will not break, even if it went back into the throat or if he pulled it back himself.

[Bahar-e-Shariat, vol. 1, part 4, pg. 988]

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri
Translated by Zameer Ahmed

Read the original Urdu answer here: [Q-ID0789] Does vomiting break the Fast?

Also see: [Q-ID0249] I ate food after vomiting whilst keeping a fast, is there a kaffarah?

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