06 June 2020   13. Shawwal 1441
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Testing for Covid-19 whilst fasting

Q: Does the undertaking of a Covid-19 test whilst fasting affect the validity of the fast?

A: Our understanding of the Covid-19 test is that swabs of cottonwool at the end of what looks like a long cotton bud are inserted into the nasal cavity and the back of the mouth/upper throat, with a part of the apparatus outside the nose and mouth. It is then removed without anything apparently going down the throat.

In this case, undertaking such a test whilst fasting will NOT affect the validity of the fast.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best
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