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Things that do not break the fast - Permissible

Submersing one's self in water

Abu Bakr ibn 'Abdurrahman reported from a number
of companions that they had seen Allah's Messen-
ger pour water over his head while he was fasting
due to thirst or extreme heat. This is related by
Ahmad, Malik, and Abu Dawud

Using Kohl (eyeliner) or eye drops

These acts are all permissible, even if some taste
from it finds its way to the throat, as the eyes are
not a passageway to the stomach. Anas reported
that he would apply kohl while he was fasting and