Tasting sweetness in one’s mouth while performing salaah

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Q: I drank honey water. After about five minutes, I gargled my mouth but I didn’t gargle the back portion of my mouth. I read my salaah and while reading, I had a sweet taste at the back of my mouth and I swallowed my saliva. Is my salaah valid?


A: Yes.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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