Does the Air from a Hair Dryer Invalidate the Fast?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


If one uses a hairdryer and some of the air that gets blown out of the hair dryer gets sniffed into one’s nose, swallowed in one’s mouth, or enters into one’s ear, does this break the fast, according to the Hanafi school of thought?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate.

I pray you are in good faith and health.

Air that is generated from a hairdryer does not break one’s fast.

Only the entrance of something with a perceptible body into the body cavity through a recognized point of entry would invalidate the fast. [Ibn ‘Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar; ‘Ala’ al-Din ‘Abidin, al-Hadiyya al-‘Ala’iyya]

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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
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Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete the hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled in an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for several years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to children and adults onsite and online extensively in the UK and Ireland. He taught at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK, where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences. He currently resides in the UK with his wife. His interest is a love of books and gardening.