Do blowing the nose loudly, coughing and swallowing your own saliva invalidate prayer?
Submitted by on Thu, 12/01/2017 - 15:05
Dear Brother / Sister,
Blowing the nose loudly and clearing the throat loudly without an excuse or legitimate reason invalidate prayer. However, coughing or clearing the throat involuntarily does not invalidate prayer because it is regarded an excuse.
Prayer is not invalidated if a person clears his throat loudly in order to correct his voice, to indicate that he is performing a prayer or to correct the qira'ah mistake of the imam. For, clearing the throat in that case is based on a legitimate reason. This is the sound view.
If a person swallows the saliva that accumulates in his mouth, his prayer or fasting is not invalidated.
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