Makhrooh Acts When Fasting

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

“In the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.”

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “There are people who fast and get nothing from their fast except hunger, and there are those who pray and get nothing from their prayer but a sleepless night. (Because of not abstaining from sins)”

[Ibn Majah]

Doing makhrooh (disliked) actions will not break the fast however it will decrease the reward of the fast. They are:

  • To clean the teeth with charcoalTo clean the teeth with toothpaste.
  • To exaggerate when gargling the mouth.
  • To exaggerate when putting sniffing water up the nostrils.
  • Kissing / embracing spouse when fear of inercourse or ejaculation.
  • Doing anything that will weaken you.
  • Looking at the opposite gender lustfully apart from one’s spouse.
  • To taste food without swallowing it (this will not be makhrooh in extreme situations woman’s husband is ill tempered / a chef may lose his job).
  • To gather spit in the mouth & swallow it.
  • To backbite.
  • To lie.
  • To swear.
  • To show restlessness & complain of hunger.
  • To delay ghusl intentionally after subah sadiq.
  • To listen to music.
  • To watch Tv.
  • Commiting any act of sins.