When Should I Wash My Nose and Mouth During the Ritual Bath(Ghusl)?

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Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: As salam alaykum,

I know that washing nose and mouth is obligatory during ghusl but when should I do it?

Last time after washing my head I washed mouth and nose. Was my ghusl was valid?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are well, insha’Allah.

Yes, your ritual bath (ghusl) was valid, and you do not need to repeat any prayers.

The obligation is to wash your mouth and nose, and pour water over your entire body. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]

Allah Most High says, “if required, wash your whole body” [5.6]

If you wash your mouth and nose prior to the ritual bath itself, it suffices, and you need not repeat this washing during the bath itself.

Please also see: The Ritual Bath (ghusl): Obligatory, Recommended, and Disliked Acts

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And Allah alone knows best.


Tabraze Azam

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