Fatwa: # 46523
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: African Country
Date: 13th November 2020


Is rinsing mouth in wudhu Sunnah or Fardh?



Mufti sb

Is rinsing mouth in wudhu sunnah or farz ?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The gargling or rinsing of the mouth in Wudhu is an emphasized Sunnah (Sunnat e Muakkadah). [1]

In principle, if a person leaves out a Sunnat e Muakkadah without a valid excuse, he will be sinful.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Safwaan Navlakhi

Student Darul Iftaa
Durban, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


 [1] الدر المختار مع حاشية ابن عابدين  (1/116)

(وغسل الفم بمياه والأنف بمياه) وهما سنتان مؤكدتان مشتملتان على سنن خمس: الترتيب والثليث وتجديد الماء وفعلهما باليمنى


 الأصل للشيباني ط قطر ((1/33

قلت: فإن نسي مسح الرأس في الوضوء فصلى؟ قال: عليه أن يمسح الرأس ويعيد الصلاة. قلت: لم أمرته في هذا بإعادة الصلاة ولم تأمره في المضمضة والاستنشاق؟ قال: لأن مسح الرأس فريضة في كتاب الله تعالى وليست المضمضة والاستنشاق مثله.


المبسوط للسرخسي (1/62)

وهو عندنا المضمضة والاستنشاق فرضان في الجنابة سنتان في الوضوء



مختصر القدوري (1/11)

وسنن الطهارة: غسل اليدين قبل إدخالهما إذا استيقظ المتوضئ من نومه وتسمية الله تعالى في ابتداء الوضوء والسواك والمضمضة والاستنشاق...


بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع ((1/18-21

 وأما سنن الوضوء فكثيرة بعضها قبل الوضوء وبعضها في ابتدائه وبعضها في أثنائه...
وأما الذي هو في أثناء الوضوء (فمنها) المضمضة والاستنشاق


فتاوى      رحيمية            (4/20  (

 تركيب     وضوء مسنونه

...پھر   تین مرتبہ کلی کرے...


Behishti Zewar (55)


Sunnah Acts of Wudu


1.      To Say Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

2.      To wash both hands upto the wrists

3.      To rinse the mouth

4.      To wash the nose

5.      To use miswaak

6.      To make masah of the entire head

7.      To wash each part three times

8.      To make masah of the ears

9.      To make khilaal of the fingers and toes

Apart from this, the balance of the acts are mustahab.


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