Does brushing teeth with toothpaste invalidate the fasting?
Submitted by on Fri, 13/08/2010 - 21:13
Dear Brother / Sister,
Brushing teeth does not invalidate the fast. However, swallowing toothpaste or water invalidates the fast. Considering the possibility for the fast to be invalidated, teeth should be brushed before imsak or after iftar.
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