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Does brushing and sexual thoughts break the fast?

I have two questions
1) Can we brush during the fast?
2) Do sexual thoughts break the fast?


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Question: can we brush during the fast?

It is permissible for one who is fasting to brush his teeth; but one should be careful and sure that nothing goes down the throat.

Question: Does sexual thoughts break the fast?

It does not invalidate the fast, if one has only sexual thoughts of one's spouse. But if one eats or drinks or has sexual intercourse or discharges semen voluntarily or has menstruation then that would definitely invalidate and break one's fast. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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