Brushing the teeth before ghusal

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by


1. Should I brush my teeth in order to remove the yellow particles before ghusl of janabah or can I just gargle my mouth? (Just gargling wont remove the yellow particles on the teeth)

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2. I know that if one food particle is stuck on the teeth and is less than the size of a chana then no problem but what about if many particles got stuck in many teeth?



1. Gargling is sufficient.

2. These small food particles will not prevent the ghusal from taking place.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)