Taking out dentures in Wudu
Salaams my Ulama. Must a person take out dentures when taking Wudu? In rinsing mouth I mean.
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.
Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:
Wa `alaykumus salaam.
It would not be compulsory to remove dentures when performing Wudhoo, because rinsing the mouth is a Sunnah of Wudhoo and not a Fardh.
Mullaa Khusro Rahimahullaah says in Durarul Hukkaam Sharh Ghurarul Ahkaam: “And of its (i.e. Wudhoo) Sunnah actions is rinsing the mouth, that is to let water reach the entire mouth.” [i]
However washing the mouth is an obligatory action of Ghusl.
Imaam Ash-Shurunbulaali Rahimahullaah says in Noorul Eedhaah: “There are eleven things which are obligatory to wash in Ghusl. 1: Washing the mouth.” [ii]
Therefore, it depends on the dentures; if it’s loose enough to be moved in the mouth in order for the water to reach the entire mouth, then it will be valid, although preferable to remove it entirely.
But if water cannot reach the entire mouth while it’s in due to its snug fit, then it would have to be removed before Ghusl can be made.
And Allaah knows best.
Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.
Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.
Wednesday 11th Rabee` Al-Aakhir 1435 – 12th February 2014.