Pouring Water on the Head During Ramadan ~ Hi all! For example, there are cases like this, “At this time we are fasting in the month of Ramadan. The weather outside the house is very hot. That’s why we feel very stuffy and thirsty. There are many ways we do to reduce the fasting load due to very hot weather. Among these methods is we pour water on the head. Is that possible? What is the view of Islam about that?
All readers! You need to know that there is one hadith specifically related to our discussion (pouring water on the head during Ramadan) and we can also use it to answer the two questions above.
Hadith About Pouring Water on Head During Ramadan
The hadith about pouring water on head during Ramadan that I mean is as follows:
عَنْ أَبِيْ بَكْرَةَ عَنْ بَعْضِ أَصْحَابِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : لَقَدْ رَأَيْتُ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بِالْعَرَجِ يَصُبُّ عَلَى رَأْسِهِ الْمَاءَ وَهُوَ صَائِمٌ مِنَ الْعَطْشِ أَوْ مِنَ الْحَرِّ
From Abu Bakrah from several friends of Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, he said, “Indeed I have seen the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam in al-Araj poured water on his head even though he was fasting to reduce thirst or to reduce heat.”
If we observe the hadith above, then we will know a number of things as follows;
One; Islam allows people who are fasting to relieve the burden of fasting on the condition that the method he uses does not damage fasting.
Two; Islam allows people who are fasting to pour water on their heads. Thus, entering a cold room, such as a room with AC, is also permitted.