fasting

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Can you cut trim hair/ beard/ nails during fasting? Can bleeding whitest shaving break your fast?
The Answer

Dear Brother / Sister,

Trimming hair,beard,nails does not break one's fasting. Bleeding while shaving also does not break fasting. But there are things which invalidate fasting.

Avoid the following which invalidate fasting:

• Feeding oneself through mouth, nose, etc and taking medicine knowing that one is fasting.
• Having sexual intercourse knowing that one is fasting.
• Vomiting mouthful.
• Being unconscious or drunk whole day.
• Begin to have menstrual or post-natal bleeding during any time of the day.
• Having abandoned Islam due to a blasphemous act or word.

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