Imam Nasser Mohammad Al-Yemeni
27 – Rajab – 1441 AH
22 – 03 – 2020 AD
(According to the official time of [Mecca] mother of towns)
More fatwa about the complete ablution..
In the name of Allah the All Merciful, the Most Merciful, and peace be upon the messengers, and praise be to Allah Lord of the worlds, Allah’s peace, mercy and His blessings be upon you my beloved supporters, and the questioner truth seekers..
I see you arguing in regard my fatwa in the explanatory-statement by the word complete ablution: Which is as you perform ablution, in fact; Estinshaq (draw water into nose / mouth to rinse and gargle) is included within the hygiene of the content of face and mouth, also the teeth is included within the cleanliness and beauty of the face, also Sewak (brushing teeth) is included within the cleanliness and beauty of the teeth’s look when smiling and speaking so his mouth’s breath would be fresh. In fact, teeth are a weapon to crumble food, how much regrets the one who neglects his weapon when he loses it?! Also wiping head hair and ears (with wet hands). Indeed, that Estinshaq (sipping water into mouth) and swishing / gargling is of perfecting the complete ablution yet is is not a condition of (repeating it) three times (only), in fact; until one of you feels that he cleaned his face from the dry sweat, also his nose from snot, and rubbing his teeth with his finger when performing ablution and wiping his head and his ears from behind and its curves from the inside, not less than three wipes, yet not entering water into the ears, in fact wiping them to remove impurity.
The most important thing about ablution is reaching hygiene and it is not a condition to be only of three times washing the face, drawing water (into nose / mouth) and swishing / gargling and other than that, in fact; the condition is reaching cleanliness of three times or more, only the least of it is three times. Surely we remind and repeat that the most important thing is reaching the cleanliness which is the detection that he felt attaining the cleanliness surely that is a perfection of the complete ablution, surely it is the complete ablution, and I did not ever prohibit you from swishing / gargling and drawing water into nose / mouth surely this is included in washing the face and its content, I do not think that needs a fatwa, and if I saw a mistake in this I would not keep quiet about!
Did not Mohammad messenger of Allah -prayer of Allah’s forgiveness and peace be upon him and his righteous family- say: [Were not that I fear to make it hard for my nation I would have commanded them with Sewak (brushing teeth) at every prayer]? Spoke the Truth prayer of forgiveness and peace be upon him.
[ لولا أخاف أن أشقّ على أمّتي لأمرتُهم بالسّواك عند كل صلاة ] صدق عليه الصلاة والسلام
Verily, there is in Estinshaq (drawing water into nose / mouth) and swishing / gargling a far reaching wisdom from Allah, that I only increased you with knowledge about the complete ablution, about wiping the feet that He means rubbing it by hand and making fingers go through the toes to the fact there is impurity between the toes especially the ones are attached to each other, as well cutting nails for men and women alike especially fingernails, and we do not disallow women’s nail polish for adornment on a condition that the nail polish to be (placed) on nails pure from impurity, and nail polish would never stop removal of what stuck over the nails of impurity after that, for the fact nail polish originally placed on pure nails and whatever stuck over again will be over the nail polish, and what newly stuck ablution removes it, so you have (to perform) the complete ablution.
I only made clear to you the nullification of foot wiping as they claim by wet hand only; in fact washing them, and I clarified to you wiping both feet in this situation that He means rubbing them by hand to the fact both are the most exposure to impurity and that is to attain hygiene, and you should know that hygiene is from belief in which that Allah commanded. Verily, listen and obey for you may succeed. Peace be upon the messengers, and praise be to Allah Lord of the worlds..
Your brother the Imam Mahdi Nasser Mohammad Al-Yemeni.