Can we brush or teeth while fasting?

Can we brush or teeth while fasting in manner of caution so as to ensure nothing goes down the throat?


Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah,

الجواب و بالله التوفيق


Yes, you can do so. However, in the case of toothpaste, this has a taste, and ‘tasting’ something without a valid reason is Makrooh while observing the fast. Hence, you should refrain from using toothpaste in order to avoid that which is Makrooh while fasting.


And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.