“Q: Can someone who is fasting brush his teeth with water and toothpaste during the fast ?
A: Someone fasting can brush his teeth using water and toothpaste as long as none of it enters the stomach, because by letting anything enter, the fast is ruined. It is better for the one asking to do so outside of the hours of the fast so as to stay away from the tempting whispers and satanic dangers.
Glory to God, the Almighty.”
– Shuafat Refugee Camp, Jerusalem
0202 Editor’s Note:
 During the month of Ramadan – the ninth month of the Islamic calendar – Muslims fast from dawn to sunset every day of the month. This year, Ramadan began on May 16th and will end on June 14th.
For a previous 0202 post on Ramadan in Jerusalem, see: https://goo.gl/HYP8P7.