Is it Permissible to Do Wudu, Have a Bath, and Use a Soap That Has a Cross Imprint On It?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


If items in the bathroom, such as soap, have the Union Jack on them, would wudu and ghusl be valid if this flag was visible when doing these acts? Bearing in mind that the Union Jack has the cross on it.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for your question.

It would be permissible to do wudu and ghusl and use a soap with a cross-type imprint on it. This is incidental and not the purpose of using the soap as such.

The imprints on soaps are incidental and not the main reason for purchase, but rather the item of soap itself.

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Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete the hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled in an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for several years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to children and adults onsite and online extensively in the UK and Ireland. He taught at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK, where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences. He currently resides in the UK with his wife. His interest is a love of books and gardening.