A friend of mine was taught that you can't remove hair during Ramadan days, like threading and waxing etc. What? Why? It's not true. Some people think you can go swimming while you're fasting because water might enter your body some how. Well, it wouldn't be intentionally so what the heck? Most fasting people don't go to the beach during the day because it's hot and you'll be thirsty but It's not forbidden. What about diving instructors or swim coaches? Should one not shower because water might get in your mouth? Silly, I say. Inhalers don't invalidate fasting either. It's going to your lungs and ummm helping you breathe!
Some more stupid things people have asked (on a site) if they invalidate fasting:
- Bee/scorpion stings
- Acid reflux
- Popping pimples?!
- Hugging your wife
- Eye/Ear drops
Allah made Islam easy. Why do people make it hard? I know the people asking are asking out of ignorance and want to be sure not to do anything to invalidate their fast but lets use some common sense. The things that invalidate one's fast are as follows:
- Eating and drinking
- Things that take the place of eating and drinking, such as injections that provide nourishment
- Vomiting deliberately
- Menstruation and postpartum bleeding in the case of women
(Some people believe donating blood and cupping invalidate the fast because it will make you weak)