If Somebody Drinks Water, Will This Suffice in Fulfilling the Fardh of Gargling in Ghusl

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Fatwa ID: 05430

 

Answered by: Maulana Yūsuf Badāt

 

Question:

 

If somebody drinks water, will this suffice in fulfilling the fardh of gargling in ghusl? (making sure the water wets the entire mouth)

 

 

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

 

The objective of the farḍ(mandatory) act in ghusl(Islamic bath) according to the Ḥanafī school is to ensure water reaches the entire inner mouth. If this is obtained by drinking then it will suffice. However, this is against the sunnah (prophetic practice). – (See: Rad-Al-Muḥtār, Page 284, Volume 1, Dār Al-Ālam Al-Kutub)[1]

 

Ibn`Abbas (may Allāh be pleased with him) said, “When a person with ritual impurity takes a bath and forgets to rinse his mouth and nose, he should redo the cleaning of the mouth and nose.” – (Al-Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah 2071) [2]

 

 

Only Allāh knows best.

Written by Maulana Yūsuf Badāt

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Daru lIfta Birmingham

 

 

[1]قَوْلُهُ: وَيَكْفِي الشُّرْبُ عَبًّا أَيْ لَا مَصًّا فَتْحٌ وَهُوَ بِالْعَيْنِ الْمُهْمَلَةِ، وَالْمُرَادُ بِهِ هُنَا الشُّرْبُ بِجَمِيعِ الْفَمِ، وَهَذَا هُوَ الْمُرَادُ بِمَا فِي الْخُلَاصَةِ، إنْ شَرِبَ عَلَى غَيْرِ وَجْهِ السُّنَّةِ يَخْرُجُ عَنْ الْجَنَابَةِ وَإِلَّا فَلَا، وَبِمَا قِيلَ إنْ كَانَ جَاهِلًا جَازَ وَإِنْ كَانَ عَالِمًا فَلَا أَيْ لِأَنَّ الْمَجَّ لَيْسَ بِشَرْطٍ فِي الْأَصَحِّ – رد المحتار ١/٢٨٤

 

[2] عن ابن عباس فيمن نسي المضمضة والاستنشاق في الجنابة وصلى أنه ينصرف فيمضمض ويستنشق ويعيد الصلاة– المصنف لابن ابي شيبة ٢٠٧١ 

 

 

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