Q 4: I would like to know (may Allah be merciful to you)
how to perform Madmadah (rinsing the mouth) and Istinshaq (sniffing water into the nose and then expelling it)
with one handful of water?
The way to perform Madmadah and Istinshaq with one handful of water is to scoop some water into the palm of the hand and sniff some of it into the nose and then rinse the mouth. Thus, the handful is divided between Madmadah and Istinshaq. This should be repeated three times. It is narrated on the authority of
`Abdullah ibn Zayd that the Prophet (peace be upon him)
performed Wudu' (ablution); he performed Madmadah and Istinshaq three times using one handful of water.
It is also narrated on the authority of
`Aly that he (peace be upon him)
performed Madmadah and Istinshaq three times with three handfuls of water.
There is no harm if (Part No. 4; Page No. 78) one uses only one or two handfuls. However, it is better to use three handfuls of water due to the two Hadiths mentioned above and others to the same effect.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.