Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “do i have to make wudu after eating?”? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!
Specifically, there are two important points about “do i have to make wudu after eating?” which I will explain in this article. Two important things I mean are as follows:
Hadith On Eating
The first important thing about “do i have to make wudu after eating?” what I will explain now is hadith on eating. I want you to understand that first before you read any more explanations in this article.
There are many hadith on eating in Islamic legal literacy. Of course, I’m not going to explain all of that here. In this article, I will only quote two hadiths. The two hadiths I am referring to are as follows:
عَنْ ابْنِ عُمَرَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ سَلَّمَ قَالَ : إِذَا أَكَلَ أَحَدُكُمْ فَلْيَأْكُلْ بِيَمِينِهِ وَإِذَا شَرِبَ فَلْيَشْرَبْ بِيَمِينِهِ فَإِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ يَأْكُلُ بِشِمَالِهِ وَيَشْرَبُ بِشِمَالِهِ . أَخْرَجَهُ مُسْلِمٌ
It was narrated from Ibn Umar radhiyallahu, that the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam said, “If one of you eats, then eats with his right hand and if he drinks then drinks with his right hand. Verily, Satan eats with his left hand and Satan drinks with his left too.” This hadith was narrated by Muslim.
عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ أَنَّ النَّبِىَّ – صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – سَأَلَ أَهْلَهُ الأُدُمَ فَقَالُوا مَا عِنْدَنَا إِلاَّ خَلٌّ . فَدَعَا بِهِ فَجَعَلَ يَأْكُلُ بِهِ وَيَقُولُ : نِعْمَ الأُدُمُ الْخَلُّ نِعْمَ الأُدُمُ الْخَلُّ
It was narrated from Jabir bin Abdillah that the Prophet (Muhammad) asked his family for side dishes, and his family replied: “We have nothing but vinegar.” He also asked for vinegar and he ate it with (a mixture of) vinegar, then he said: “The best side dish is vinegar, the best side dish is vinegar.”
All readers! There are several important things about the two hadiths about eating above that we can conclude. Two important things I mean are as follows:
One: the first hadith explains that Muslims are encouraged to eat and drink with their right hand. In addition, eating and drinking with the right hand is a sunnah. The point is that Prophet Muhammad ate and drank with his right hand.
Two: the second hadith explains that it is permissible for Muslims to eat while talking. Prophet Muhammad never did that.
That is a brief explanation of the hadith on eating. As Muslims, we must understand that.
Do I Have to Make Wudu After Eating?
The important thing about “do i have to make wudu after eating?” what I will explain now is a specific answer. So, you should read the explanation below very carefully.
Before I explain the answers to these questions, firstly, I will explain one important question that is closely related to the main discussion in this article. One question I’m referring to is: does eating spoil wudu?
Does Eating Break Wudu?
Before I explain about “does eating break wudu?”, I will quote some hadiths about eating, drinking and wudu so that you understand the basic argumentation.
Some hadiths about eating, drinking and wudu that I mean are as follows:
رَأَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَأْكُلُ عَرْقًا مِنْ شَاةٍ ثُمَّ صَلَّى وَلَمْ يُمَضْمِضْ وَلَمْ يَمَسَّ مَاءً
I saw the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam eating a piece of goat meat. Then he prayed, without rinsing his mouth and without touching the water at all.
أن رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ شَرِبَ لَبَنًا فَلَمْ يُمَضْمِضْ وَلَمْ يَتَوَضَّأْ وَصَلَّى
Allah’s Messenger (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam drank milk, then he did not rinse his mouth nor did wudu, then he prayed.
All readers! If we understand some of the hadiths above, we can conclude that eating and drinking does not break wudu.
Now, if you ask me, “do i have to make wudu after eating?”, the answer is “No. You don’t have to do wudu again after eating.” The reason is very simple: because eating does not break wudu.
All readers! That’s a brief explanation of “do i have to make wudu after eating?” and some important things about it. Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!
I think that’s enough for this article. Hope it is useful. Amen.
See you again in the next article!