Applying lip balm while fasting


as-Salam alaykum Beloved Shaykhs,

I have a habit of applying lip balm because my lips get dry a lot. Sometimes I forget I’m fasting and apply lip balm. Does this break my fast? Should I hide my lip balm to help me remember not to apply any when I’m fasting, or is it actually OK to apply it?


wa `alaykum salam,
Your fast is valid provided nothing goes down the throat.

Imam Senad Agic
Head Imam (IABNA)
The Islamic Association of Bosniaks in North America
American Islamic Center – Chicago

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