Faizel Patel – 15/04/2021
With the onset of the blessed month of Ramadan, one of the issues that many people experience after breaking their fast after a long day is belching or burping.
According to Dr Amal Premchandra Upadhyay, consultant gastroenterologist at Aster Hospital, Mankhool, Dyspeptic symptoms are frequently encountered during Ramadan including GERD, indigestion, bloating, belching and heartburns, particularly after eating too much at lftar or Suhoor meals.
This burping while at times unavoidable can be an inconvenience to others when attending the masaajid during taraweeh salaah.
Humanitarian centre Darul Ihsan says a Muslim must be mindful of those around him and avoid causing even the slightest inconvenience to anyone.
The organisation say the common problem of excessive burping or odour that emanates from the mouth in Salah especially during taraweeh can causes inconvenience and is offensive to other Musallees.
“Abdullah bin Umar (RA) narrates: “Once a person burped in the presence of Rasulullah r. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said to him: ‘Do not burp near us, for verily the people that are most satiated in this world will be the most hungry on the day of Qiyamah.’” (Tirmizi & Ibnu Majah)”
Darul Ihsan says it is Mustahab to cover the mouth with the hand when a person yawns or burps. (Ad Durrul Mandood)
The Humanitarian centre says eating moderately also assists in controlling the burping problem.