How Can I Get Oil and Hands Impurity Completely Removed?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


How Can I Get Oil and Hands Impurity Completely Removed?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

I pray you are in good faith and health.

The basis is to wash and remove with reasonable surety. This is achieved in this day and age by washing under a tap or with a suitable cleaning substance. You seem to suffer from misgivings; wash a few times, and it will have gone. A slight odor or softness of oil can remain; this is normal. Don’t worry; ignore and let go.

Don’t Over Do

It is important to remember that Allah Most High has not made it obligatory for us to investigate such detail in matters of purity. It is not a requirement to smell one’s hands. As you have mentioned, this is highly discouraged as it leads to doubts, misgivings, and overthinking.

May Allah facilitate ease in all matters for you.

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[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani 

Mawlana Ilyas Patel has received traditional education in various countries. He started his schooling in the UK and completed his hifz of the Quran in India. After that, he joined an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied secular and Aalimiyya sciences. Later, he traveled to Karachi, Pakistan, and other Middle Eastern countries to further his education. Mawlana has served as an Imam in the Republic of Ireland for several years and taught the Quran and other Islamic sciences to both children and adults. He also worked as a teacher and librarian at a local Islamic seminary in the UK for 12 years. Presently, he lives in the UK with his wife and is interested in books and gardening.