179. The reason due to which rinsing of the mouth and the nose are not Obligatory in the major ablution (Ghusl Janabat)

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ابى رحمه الله قال حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله عن احمد بن محمد بن عيسى عن ابى يحيى الواسطي، عمن حدثه قال: قلت لابي عبد الله عليه السلام الجنب يتمضمض فقال: لا إنما يجنب الظاهر ولا يجنب الباطن والفم من الباطن.

1. My father said, ‘Sa’ad Bin Abdullah, from Ahmad Bin Muhammad Bin Isa, from Abu Yahya Al Wasity, from the one who mentioned it who said, ‘I said to Abu Abdullah (a.s.), ‘Does the one who is in requirement of a major ablution have to rinse his mouth?’ So he (a.s.) said: ‘But rather, he has (sexual impurity) on the exterior (of his body) and not the interior, and the mouth is from the interior’.

وروى في حديث آخر ان الصادق عليه السلام قال في غسل الجنابة ان شئت ان تتمضمض وتستنشق فافعل وليس بواجب لان الغسل على ما ظهر لاعلى ما بطن

2. And it has been reported in a Hadeeth that Al-Sadiq (a.s.) said with regards to the major ablution (Ghusl Janabat) that: ‘If you like to rinse your mouth and your nose, so do it, but it is not an Obligation, because the washing is upon what is apparent, and not upon what is hidden’.