While fasting, accidental swallowing of water during Wudoo’ Or during Ghusl Or with nostrils (Istinshaq)

Question 51: What is the ruling if a person observing Sawm (Fast) accidentally swallows water while performing either Wudoo’ (ablution) or just Madmadah (rinsing the mouth)? What is the ruling if this happens while performing Ghusl (ritual bath following major ritual impurity) or just cooling oneself with water during summer? Should they observe Sawm for a full day to make up for this day? Or should they give Sadaqah (voluntary charity) to the poor as Kaffaarah (expiation) for these faults, knowing that the drops of water enter the stomach accidentally. Please give us a Fatwaa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar), may Allaah reward you with the best!

Answer: Whoever performs Ghusl, Madmadah or Istinshaq (sniffing water into the nose and then expelling it) and water enters their stomach accidentally… read more here.

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