Wuhu, Droplets and Forgiveness

Does Wudu Break If a Stranger Sees Your Hair?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja

Question: I have grown up to believe that after making wudhu (female) it is wajib to cover the hair and other parts of the body in order to keep one’s wudu intact. If a ghair mahram sees the female’s awra, it nullifies her wudu? Is this correct?


Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

I hope you are doing well. Thank you for your question.

A woman’s wudu is not nullified by a non mahram seeing her hair or any other part of her `awra. Though covering her `awra is obligatory, it does not affect her wudu.

There is a complete list of all the things which nullify wudu here:

Nullifiers of Wudu in Hanafi School


Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani