Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad

Question: Assalamu alaykum

If my wife touches my paternal or maternal uncle, does it invalidate his wudu? If I touch her maternal or paternal aunt, does it invalidate her wudu?

Answer: Yes, in the Shafi`i school, it does nullify the uncle’s ritual purity in the above case. The same applies to the aunt. The ritual impurity of both parties (in both cases) is nullified, the one who touched, and the one who was touched because of the skin-to-skin to contact.

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafseer and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterwards, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic and other sciences. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.

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