Gargling one’s mouth before Salaah


  1. A person in the state of Wudhu drinks some juice/fizzy drink/tea/coffee etc. Is it necessary to gargle the mouth before performing Salaah?
  2. A person in the state of Wudhu chews some bubblegum and thereafter spits it out. The taste still lingers in the mouth.Is it  necessary to gargle the mouth before performing Salaah? The bubblegum was chewed in order to remove odour from the mouth.



  1. It is better.
  2. As above.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عن ابن عباس أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم شرب لبنا فدعا بماء فمضمض وقال أن له دسما ( جامع الترمذي #89)

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)