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Does Drinking Milk Break Wudu? The Explanation You're Looking For

Does Drinking Milk Break Wudu?

Hi again! Milk is an important source of nutrition, especially for children. In a glass of milk, there are a variety of nutrients that are good for supporting the growth and development of children, such as protein and various vitamins and minerals. In the Islamic context, especially in discussions about wudu, there is one important question that you must understand: does drinking milk break wudu?

Whatever your reason for opening this article, I am very sure you are looking for an explanation about the effect of drinking milk on wudu: does drinking milk break wudu or not? Don't worry! I will not disappoint you on this day. That's what I'm going to explain now. You must need to read this article to the end!

Is Drinking Milk Recommended in Islam?

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Hi, first of all, let me explain the answer to one common question about drinking milk: is drinking milk recommended in Islam? There are some Muslims who do not understand that well. I thought you didn't want to be like them, did you? So, you must read the explanation below carefully.

Before I explain the answer to that question, I want to remind you that there are many advantages to drinking milk. Some of the benefits are increasing body immunity, strengthening bones, maintaining heart health, supporting ideal body weight, maintaining healthy teeth, improving brain performance, improving sleep quality, and so on.

Now, is drinking milk recommended in Islam?

To be honest, if we read some Islamic literature, we will find no explanation regarding the recommendation to drink milk. It is true, there is a hadith which explains that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wa sallam drank milk. But we cannot use that as a standard to say that drinking milk is recommended in Islam. I will explain some hadiths about it in the next few paragraphs.

However, one thing that is certain is that maintaining health is highly recommended in Islam. You find these explanations in the two hadiths below:

عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ ، رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ ، قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لِرَجُلٍ وَهُوَ يَعِظُهُ : اِغْتَنِمْ خَمْسًا قَبْلَ خَمْسٍ : شَبَابَكَ قَبْلَ هَرَمِكَ ، وَصِحَّتَكَ قَبْلَ سَقَمِكَ ، وَغِنَاكَ قَبْلَ فَقْرِكَ ، وَفَرَاغَكَ قَبْل شُغْلِكَ ، وَحَيُاتَكَ قَبْلَ مَوْتِكَ

From Ibn Abbas radliyallahu anhu, said, "The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said to someone (advised him), "Take the opportunity of five (circumstances) before five (circumstances). (Namely) your youth before your old age, your health before your illness, your enough before your poverty, your free time before you are busy, your life before your death."

عَنْ أبي هُريرةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ ، قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : المُؤْمِنُ القَوِيُّ خَيْرٌ وَأَحَبُّ إِلَى اللهِ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِ الضَّعِيْفِ وَفِي كُلٍّ خَيْرٌ . رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ

From Abu Hurairah radliyallahu anhu, he said, "The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, "A strong believer is better and more loved by Allah than a weak believer. And in everything, there is its own goodness." The hadith is narrated by Muslim.

The conclusion is that if maintaining health is highly recommended in Islam, then drinking milk is something that is good (not recommended) in Islam. The reason is because it can provide so many benefits to our health.

Dua After Drinking Milk

Hi, are you still with me? Now I will explain the dua after drinking milk. You have to understand that because it is one of the important things in the discussion about drinking milk in Islam that many Muslims don't understand.

In short, if you want to know the dua after drinking milk, pay attention to the hadith below!

عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ ، قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ :‏ مَنْ أَطْعَمَهُ اللَّهُ طَعَامًا فَلْيَقُلِ اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيهِ وَارْزُقْنَا خَيْرًا مِنْهُ ‏.‏ وَمَنْ سَقَاهُ اللَّهُ لَبَنًا فَلْيَقُلِ اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيهِ وَزِدْنَا مِنْهُ فَإِنِّي لاَ أَعْلَمُ مَا يُجْزِئُ مِنَ الطَّعَامِ وَالشَّرَابِ إِلاَّ اللَّبَنُ

From Ibn ‘Abbas radliyallahu anhu that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Whoever is given food by Allah, let him say: O Allah, bless it for us and provide us with something better than it. And whoever is given milk to drink by Allah, let him say: O Allah, bless it for us and give us more of it. For I do not know of any food or drink that suffices, apart from milk.”

Hi! If you understand the hadith above, you can find two important duas:

  • One: dua after eating.

The dua after eating as explained in the hadith above is as follows:

اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيهِ وَارْزُقْنَا خَيْرًا مِنْهُ

O Allah, bless it for us and provide us with something better than it.

  • Two: dua after drinking milk.

The dua after drinking milk (you can also say this dua after drinking anything that is halal) which is explained in the hadith above is as follows:

اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيهِ وَزِدْنَا مِنْهُ

O Allah, bless it for us and give us more of it.

Does Drinking Milk Break Wudu?

Now I will explain the answer to the question that is the main topic in this discussion: does drinking milk break wudu? You should read the explanation below very well so that there are no more questions about it in your mind. Of course, if you have any other questions about it, you can write them in the comment column. I would love to have a dialogue with you.

Before I explain the answer to this question, it would be good if you understand the things that break wudu. That will help you understand the answer to the question very precisely.

Things That Break Wudu

In general, there are two things that break wudu: major hadas (الحَدَثُ الْأَكْبَرُ) and minor hadas (الحَدَثُ الأَصْغَرُ). These two things have several explanations that you must understand well.

Major Hadas (الحَدَثُ الْأَكْبَرُ)

What is meant by major hadas is an impure condition in your body caused by one of six things as follows:

  • Died (for men and women).
  • Menstrual blood no longer comes out (only for women).
  • Postpartum blood does not come out anymore (only for women).
  • After giving birth (only for women).
  • Husband and wife personal relationship on the bed (for men and women).
  • Sperm out (men and women).

In Islam, major hadas (one of the things that break wudu) can be removed by ghusl Janabah (غُسْلُ الْجَنَابَةِ). Ghusl Janabah is bathing by wetting all body skin and with certain Niyyah. I say again, by wetting all body skin.

The Niyyah for ghusl Janabah is follows:

نَوَيْتُ الْغُسْلَ لِرَفْعِ الْحَدَثِ الْأَكْبَرِ فَرْضاً لِلَّهِ تَعَالَى

I intend to do ghusl to eliminate major hadas, as an obligation, because of Allah Taala.

One important thing that you should know is, that if you cannot do ghusl Janabah because of something that is justifiable in Islam, such as no water, extreme cold weather, sickness which means you cannot be exposed to water, and so on, you can do tayammum as an alternative.

Tayammum is using holy dust to wipe the face and hands with Niyyah as follows:

نَوَيْتُ التَّيَمُّمَ لِإِسْتِبَاحَةِ الصَّلَاةِ فَرْضًا لِلَّهِ تَعَالَى

I intend to perform Tayammum in order to be allowed to pray, as an obligation, because of Allah Taala.

Minor Hadas (الحَدَثُ الأَصْغَرُ)

Minor hadas is an impure condition in your body that is caused by one of five things as follows:

  • Vomiting and nosebleeds.
  • Loss of consciousness due to sleep, madness, and so on.
  • Something that comes out of two private ports: the front hole and the back hole.
  • Touching other people's vital organs (front or back) using the palm of the hand or the inside of the finger.
  • If the skin of a man and a woman who is not a mahram touches without a barrier.

Now, do you see that drinking milk is one of the things that causes Muslims to have big or small hadas? No, right? So, drinking milk does not break wudu.

The hadith below explains that the Prophet Muhammad SAW once drank milk. After that he performed the prayer without rinsing his mouth and wudu:

عَنْ أَنَسٍ بْنِ مَالِكٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ ، يَقُوْلُ : أَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ شَرِبَ لَبَنًا فَلَمْ يُمَضْمِضْ وَلَمْ يَتَوَضَّأْ وَصَلَّى

From Anas bin Malik radliyallahu anhu, he said, “The Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam drank milk, then he did not rinse his mouth nor did wudu, then he prayed.”

You have a question? Please write in the comment column!

Akhmad Syafiuddin
Akhmad Syafiuddin Muslim. Graduate of Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

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