Sometimes I dont do miswak during wadu

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Sometimes I dont do miswak during wadu to save time and join the jamat. Is it a sin not to do Miswak during Wadu?

If someone says it is not important to wear the turban or wear the sunnat dress does he become a kaafir or keep one fist beard. Also, if someone pesters anyone to do against the shariat or sunnat, does he become kafir or Mushrik. If he does become kafir at that point of time does his marriage invalidate. What does he or she need to do to remarry.
Sometimes, when i do miswak my gums bleed. Hence, I wait for some time and do wadu and read namaz. If after namaz i realize that there is blood in my mouth. Does that invalidate the wadu and the namaz?
Please explain in detail how to give ghusl to the dead body.
Can we use surgical gloves or do they we have to wear gloves made of cloth while giving bath to the dead body.






Muhtaram / Muhtaramah


In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.


1. Miswaak is an emphasized Sunnah of Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وسلم). He said “if I did not fear difficulty upon my ummah, I would have commanded them to make miswaak for every Salaah”.

صحيح البخارى – (ج 3 / ص 488(

 – حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ يُوسُفَ قَالَ أَخْبَرَنَا مَالِكٌ عَنْ أَبِى الزِّنَادِ عَنِ الأَعْرَجِ عَنْ أَبِى هُرَيْرَةَ – رضى الله عنه – أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ – صلى الله عليه وسلم – قَالَ « لَوْلاَ أَنْ أَشُقَّ عَلَى أُمَّتِى – أَوْ عَلَى النَّاسِ – لأَمَرْتُهُمْ بِالسِّوَاكِ مَعَ كُلِّ صَلاَةٍ » . طرفه 7240 – تحفة 13842

If one makes miswaak while making Wudu he will be rewarded for practicing upon the Sunnah and the reward of the Salaah will be multiplied seventy times. However, if a person omits the Sunnah of miswaak occasionally due to the fear of missing the Jamaat, he will not be sinful.

حاشية رد المحتار – (ج 1 / ص 112(

قال في النهر هناك: ويؤيده ما في الكشف الكبير معزيا إلى أصول أبي اليسر: حكم السنة أن يندب إلى تحصيلها ويلام على تركها

2. There are many authentic Ahadith that make mention of Nabi (صلى الله عليه وسلم) wearing the beard and turban.therefore if a person deliberately mocks the sunnah will become kaafir.  It is therefore important for people involved in encouraging others to follow the Sunnah not to be forceful and demanding. Their persistence and continuous reprimand will lead others to the brink of Kufr. Those involved in that field should use wisdom and diplomacy in achieving their goals.

مجمع الأنهر في شرح ملتقى الأبحر – (ج 4 / ص417(

رَجُلٌ قَالَ لِآخَرَ احْلِقْ رَأْسَك وَقَلِّمْ أَظْفَارَك فَإِنَّ هَذِهِ سُنَّةٌ فَقَالَ لَا أَفْعَلُ وَإِنْ كَانَ سُنَّةً فَهَذَا كُفْرٌ لِأَنَّهُ قَالَهُ عَلَى سَبِيلِ الْإِنْكَارِ وَالرَّدِّ وَكَذَا فِي سَائِرِ السُّنَنِ خُصُوصًا فِي سُنَّةٍ هِيَ مَعْرُوفَةٌ وَثُبُوتُهَا بِالتَّوَاتُرِ كَالسِّوَاكِ وَنَحْوِهِ وَيَكْفُرُ بِقَوْلِهِ لَا أَدْرِي أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ فِي الْقَبْرِ مُؤْمِنٌ أَوْ كَافِرٌ وَبِقَوْلِهِ مَا كَانَ عَلَيْنَا نِعْمَةٌ مِنْ النَّبِيِّ عَلَيْهِ الصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ لِأَنَّ الْبَعْثَةَ مِنْ أَعْظَمِ النِّعَمِ وَبِقَذْفِهِ عَائِشَةَ وَإِنْكَارِهِ صُحْبَةَ أَبِي بَكْرٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى عَنْهُ وَبِإِنْكَارِهِ إمَامَتَهُ عَلَى الْأَصَحِّ وَبِإِنْكَارِهِ صُحْبَةَ عُمَرَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى عَنْهُ عَلَى الْأَصَحِّ.

حاشية رد المحتار – (ج 1 / ص 510(

(وسننها) تقدم الكلام في الوضوء على السنة وتعريفها وتقسيمها إلى سنة هدى وسنة زوائد، والفرق بين الثانية وبين المستحب والمندوب، وما في ذلك من الاسئلة وغير ذلك، فراجعه، قوله: (لا يوجب فسادا ولا سهوا) أي بخلاف ترك الفرض فإنه يوجب الفساد، وترك الواجب فإنه يوجب سجود السهو، قوله: (لو عامدا غير مستخف) فلو غير عامد فلا إساءة أيضا، بل تندب إعادة الصلاة كما قدمناه في أول بحث الواجبات، ولو مستخفا كفر، لما في النهر عن البزازية: لو لم ير السنة حقا كفر لانه استخفاف

3. If you are certain that your gums did bleed while in Salaah, the Wudhu will be invalidated. The Salaah will also have to be repeated.


4.1 Remove all watches, spectacles, dentures etc.
4.2 Remove clothes and cover the Satr (private parts)
4.3 Perform the Wudhu (without gargling and putting water in the nose if the deceased is not in need of a bath)
4.4 Wash the head and face
4.5 Turn the body on its left and wash the right
4.6 Turn the body on its right and wash the left
4.7 Lift the body slightly and gently press the stomach
4.8 If any impurities came out due to the above, wash it off
4.9 Dry the body and put the Kafan (Tahtaawi page 568-571)

And Allah knows best





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