Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi
Is wudu valid if one wiped over oily hair?
In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,
I pray this finds you in the best of states.
Jazakum Allah khayr for your question
No oil on a limb or in the hair does not prevent the validity of wudu because it is not a physical barrier between the limb and the water. [Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah]
And Allah knows best.
May Allah Most High grant you the best of this world and the next. Please keep us in your duas!
[Ustadh] Sufyan Qufi
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Ustadh Sufyan Qufi is an advanced seeker of knowledge, originally from Algeria, who grew up in France. He began searching far and wide for answers to the fundamental questions of life and was disappointed at the answers he found.
Then he connected with various traditional teachers and gradually connected with SeekersGuidance. He embarked on his journey of learning through the various teachers at SeekersGuidance, including his mentor Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.
He studied numerous texts in Islamic Law, Theology, Hadith, and other areas with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other teachers, including Shaykh Abdurrahman al-Sha‘ar, Shaykh Ali Hani, and others.
He is an active instructor at SeekersGuidance and answers questions through the SeekersGuidance Answers Service.