Will My Fast Break by Inhaling Incidentally the Steam From a Shower? Up to Where Should I Wash My Mouth and Nose During Ghusl?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaikum.

1. Will my fast break by inhaling the steam from a shower?

2. Up to where should the mouth and the nose be washed during ghusl?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

(1) No, incidentally breathing in the steam from a shower will not break your fast.

(2) Wash your entire mouth up to the back of the throat, and nose up to the hard part.

Please consider taking the following free class: Absolute Essentials of Islam: Basic Hanafi Jurisprudence (STEP)

And see also: The Ritual Bath (ghusl): Obligatory, Recommended, and Disliked Acts and: The Complete Guide to Fasting

And Allah alone knows best.


Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani