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    Question ID: 182829Country: India

    Title: Food stuck in teeth

    Question: I swallowed a little food piece which was stuck in my teeth during Salah, is my prayer valid?

    Answer ID: 182829

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 115/87/M=2/1443)


    If a tiny piece of morsel got stuck in the teeth and you separated and swallowed it while praying without taking it out of your mouth, then if that piece was equal to or larger than the amount of a gram, then the salah is invalid. And if it was smaller than a gram, then the salah was valid. So, it is mentioned in the book of Fiqh and Fatawa.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India