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THE MAKRUUHAAT OF SAWM (DISLIKED OR DETESTIBLE ACTS IN FASTING)

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Makruuh (disliked or detestable) acts are those which, if done, cause the full thawaab (reward) of the Sawm to be lost, although the Sawm will still be valid. These are some of the Makruuhaat of Sawm:

1) Tasting something unnecessarily (eg. when cooking or buying some food item).

2) Chewing or biting on something.

3) Using toothpaste or any other mouth cleanser, except the Miswaak (toothstick).

4) Gargling the mouth unnecessarily.

5) Collecting saliva in the mouth & swallowing it.

6) Complaining of hunger or thirst.

7) Doing excessively laborious and exhausting work which may compel one to break the fast.

8) Showing impatience & anticipation for Iftaar.

9) Kissing one’s wife or husband passionately.

10) Being naked infront of one’s wife or husband.

11) Remaining impure in the state of Janabah (ie. state of impurity after intimate relations requiring a full body wash) while fasting.

12) Indulging in foolish, unnecessary activities in order to pass time (eg. playing computer games, cards, board games, etc.)

13) Lying, arguing, back biting, fighting, using foul language, stealing, cruelty, impatience, arrogance, boastfulness, miserliness, etc.