Swallowing one’s saliva while fasting

Question: Does swallowing one’s saliva during the daytime in Ramadaan invalidate one’s Sawm (Fast)? My mouth produces too much saliva, especially while I am reciting the Qur’aan in the Masjid (mosque), which causes me embarrassment.

Answer: Swallowing one’s saliva does not break one’s Sawm even if in a large amount, whether this happens frequently, and whether one is in the Masjid or elsewhere. However, if a person has thick phlegm, they should not swallow it; they should spit it in a handkerchief or tissue, if in the Masjid… read more here.

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