Sniffing water in wudhu


1. In ghusl, do we have to sniff water into the nose or will pouring suffice?

2. I have read that “Istinshaaq” means taking water into the nose and breathing it into its backmost part. I have also read that according to Imam Abu Hanifa (rahimahullah) Istinshaaq is obligatory in ghusl and Istinthaar is desirable. (Durre Mandhuud p.167 & p.279 v.1)

A: Pour it to the end of the soft bone.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)