Does the Fast Break by Water Entering Private Parts?

Shafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Farid Dingle


I sometimes find that water goes into my private parts when washing myself. Does that break my fast?


Thank you for your important question.

Water entering one’s body while making ablution, ghusl, or removing filth is excused in fasting. (Bushra al Karim, Ba Ishn) Allah does not ask us to do something and then take us task for its repercussions. 

This does not apply to a non-recommended shower or swim in the pool.

For this reason, even if water did inadvertently go inside one’s private parts while washing oneself it would not break one’s fast.

[Ustadh] Farid
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years, he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language.