Is Kissing Damage Ablution (Wudu)? Read This!

Learning Islamic Shariah: Is Kissing Damage Ablution (Wudu)? ~ Hi all readers! In this article I will convey the Islamic view of kissing; can it cancel the ablution? Of course, we all already know what 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 is kissing damage ablution (wudu), I will present the hadith of Prophet Muhammad below;

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


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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) travelling 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’ [4]; 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;

One; Holding your wife and kissing her does not cancel the wudlu. This opinion was uttered by Abu Hanifah. Ash-Shafi’i said, “Touching women who can be married without a barrier can damage ablution (wudu).” Ahmad and Malik said, “Touching lust can damage ablution (wudu).”

Two; According to Ahmad and Malik, kissing women (wives) coupled with lust can cancel the ablution. Aliran Hanafiyah said, “Kissing women (wives) that are not accompanied by lust can damage ablution (wudu).” According to the Shafi’iyah sect, “Kissing women (wives) coupled with lust and without barriers can damage ablution (wudu).”

After we observe the explanation above, we know that there are differences of opinion about the law of kissing with a wife. There is a legal expert who said that it canceled the ablution, but there were also those who said that it did not damage ablution (wudu) with conditions. Thus, if we meet people who have different attitudes with us about it, then we do not need to act anarchically, as long as the differences are still based on acceptable arguments.

Up here do you understand? The problem is simple and the explanation that I have explained is clear. So, I hope you understand.

I think that is enough for this article about is kissing damage ablution (wudu)? May be useful! Amen!

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