Does the Effect of Acid Reflux Invalidate Fasting?

09 May, 2020
Q Does acid reflux invalidate fasting?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


In this fatwa:

Acid reflux does not break the fast. It is like vomiting which is not self-induced.


In responding to your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states:

Acid reflux does not break the fast. It is like vomiting which is not self-induced. Since you have no control over acid reflex, it does not break your fast.

However, if anything comes to your mouth, then you should spit it out.

Allah says, {Allah does not burden anyone what he or she has no strength to bear.} (Al-Baqarah 2:286)

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