Removing meat stuck between one’s teeth when making ghusal

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1. Should the meat stuck between the teeth be removed during ghusal?

2. Should the white layer around the edges of the nail that may be dead skin or something like that be removed during wudhu or ghusal?



1. Yes. If it is a very small particle then the ghusl will be valid even if it is not removed.

2. No, it is not necessary.

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


Answered by:

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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