Eating forgetfully during Salah

Eating forgetfully during Ṣalāh

Question

Is the Ṣalāh of a person valid who ate something without knowing?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

Answer

If someone eats or drinks deliberately or forgetfully during Ṣalāh, his Ṣalāḥ breaks and he is required to repeat it. However, if someone swallows what is in between his teeth and it is less than the size of a chickpea, his Ṣalāh will not break. Otherwise, his Ṣalāh will break.

قال الإمام محمد بن الحسن في الأصل (۱: ۱۹۹): فإن أكل ناسیا أو شرب ناسیا قال: هذا یقطع الصلاة ، وقال السرخسي في المبسوط (۱: ۱۹٥): وإن كان في أسنانه شيء فابتلعه لم یضره ، وهذا إذا كان دون الحمصة ، انتهی ، وراجع البدائع (۱: ۲٤۲) والمحیط البرهاني (۱: ۳۹٦) وتبیین الحقائق (۱: ۱٥۹) ورد المحتار (۱: ٦۲۳)۔

Allah knows best

Yusuf Shabbir

18 Jumādā al-Ūlā 1438 / 15 February 2017

Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmad Sahib

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