Using toothpaste during fasting

Egypt's Dar Al-Ifta

Using toothpaste during fasting


What is the ruling for brushing teeth during the fasting hours of Ramadan?


It is permissible to use water and toothpaste during the fasting hours of Ramadan provided neither reach the body cavity through a body orifice, as this would break the fast. It is better to brush one's teeth at any time other than the fasting hours to remove oneself from Satan's whisperings.1
And God Almighty knows best.
1. That the person may have swallowed some toothpaste or water, thus invalidating the fast.

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