Should I Repeat Wudu If My Forearms Get Dry Before Washing My Feet?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question:As salaamu alaykum,

Should I repeat wudu if my forearms get dry before washing my feet?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

Washing the subsequent limb before the previous one dries is a confirmed sunna.

However, if the previous limb dries before you reach the next limb, without your own doing, and under normal conditions, it would be excused as this would be considered rare.

Normally, if you wash your arms, and then wipe your head, your arms would still be wet whilst you are washing your feet.

Please see also: Forgetting Parts of Ritual Ablution (Wudu) and Maintaining Continuity

And Allah knows best.


Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani