Can we taste food whilst fasting?


Is it permissible to taste food whilst fasting?


 Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “There is no harm for a fasting person to taste food, vinegar, or something he wants to purchase.” (Al-Mughni)

There is no dispute among the jurists that tasting food whilst fasting is permissible when there is a need. However, nothing should go past the throat.

And Allah ﷻ knows the best

This fatwa is written by Dr. Mohamed Ali Ahdash

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