Does Kissing Damage Ablution (Wudu)? ~ Hi all readers! In this article I will explain the Islamic view of kissing; does it damage ablution (wudu)? Of course, we all already know what a kiss is, but not everyone ever kisses, including me! Honestly, I have never kissed because until at the time of this article I wrote I was not married. In Islamic teachings, kisses can only be done by a married couple. If it’s with a girlfriend? Of course, it should not be because men and women who are dating are not married.
As always, before I answer the question above and speak more about does kissing damage ablution (wudu), I will present the hadith of Prophet Muhammad that related to our discussion.
Hadith About Kissing and Ablution (Wudu)
The hadith about kissing and ablution (wudu) that I mean is as follows:
عَنْ عَائِشَةَ : أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَبَّلَ بَعْضَ نِسَائِهِ ثُمَّ خَرَجَ إِلَى الصَّلَاةِ وَلَمْ يَتَوَضَّأْ . أَخْرَجَهُ أَحْمَدُ وَضَعَّفَهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ
From Aisha, that the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu alaihi wa sallam once kissed a part of his wife then he went to prayer and he did not ablution.” The hadith is narrated by Ahmad and the genealogy of the hadith is considered weak by al-Bukhari
All readers! Before I explain about Islamic law about kissing, I want to say first, that if we observe the hadith above, we will understand that the Prophet Muhammad was very romantic to his wives. Even though he was a Prophet, he did not forget to be romantic to his wives. That can be understood from the hadith above, that he kissed one of his wives.
If we look at the verse of the Quran, we will find information that touching the woman who is allowed to marry damage ablution (wudu). Allah Taala said;
يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لَا تَقۡرَبُواْ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَأَنتُمۡ سُكَٰرَىٰ حَتَّىٰ تَعۡلَمُواْ مَا تَقُولُونَ وَلَا جُنُبًا إِلَّا عَابِرِي سَبِيلٍ حَتَّىٰ تَغۡتَسِلُواْۚ وَإِن كُنتُم مَّرۡضَىٰٓ أَوۡ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ أَوۡ جَآءَ أَحَدٞ مِّنكُم مِّنَ ٱلۡغَآئِطِ أَوۡ لَٰمَسۡتُمُ ٱلنِّسَآءَ فَلَمۡ تَجِدُواْ مَآءٗ فَتَيَمَّمُواْ صَعِيدٗا طَيِّبٗا فَٱمۡسَحُواْ بِوُجُوهِكُمۡ وَأَيۡدِيكُمۡۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ عَفُوًّا غَفُورًا ٤٣
O you who believe! do not go near prayer when you are Intoxicated until you know (well) what you say, nor when you are under an obligation to perform a bath– unless (you are) traveling on the road– until you have washed yourselves; and if you are sick, or on a journey, or one of you come from the privy or you have touched the women, and you cannot find water, betake yourselves to pure earth, then wipe your faces and your hands; surely Allah is Pardoning, Forgiving. (An-Nisa’ ; 43).
But, in the history of Islam, one problem cannot be seen only from one side, for example, it is only seen from the side of the Quran. One problem must be seen from many sides; hadith and opinions of legal experts. So is the kiss.
There are a number of things we need to know about the hadith above;