Invalid Wudu Due to Feeling of Urine

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about wudu, what invalidates it, feelings of having urinated, and the excusable amount of filth. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I don’t know if this is the right place to ask questions, but I’m just going to try. I often get the feeling that maybe some urine […]

Waswasa and Ghusl in the Shafi‘i School

Shaykh Qasim Hatem is asked about the rulings on waswasa in the Shafi‘i school and how to handle misgivings in relation to purification. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh. I require an answer according to the Shafi‘i school. 1. After taking a ghusl, when I rub myself dry with a towel body hair, and […]

Do Tiny Specks of Glitter Prevent the Validity of Wudu?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I believe that glitter creates a barrier and wudu with it is not valid. I’m talking about extremely fine cosmetic grade glitter as I use it often. Even after removing and washing up several time I can still see specks of it under different lights. Do I […]

Is My Wudu Valid With Dry Pus on My Skin?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalamu alaykum If blood or pus dries up on one’s skin, will that prevent water from reaching the skin during wudu or ghusl? Answer: Wa alaikum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu If a person has a wound from which blood or pus exits, then the scab that forms over […]

Does Washing the Hands Before the Face Suffice for the Integral in Wudu? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum In the Shafi’i school, if the general intention for the obligation of wudu is made and the right hand is washed followed by the left (rather than washing simultaneously) and one is conscious of the initial intention when washing the face, does it mean he still has […]

Does Silicone in Skin Products Create a Barrier Preventing the Validity of Wudu?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Some says that silicone creates a barrier and therefore should not be used in products of external application because wudu or ghusl won’t be valid. Should silicone be avoided? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, No, it isn’t necessary to avoid such cosmetics as the contents of such […]

Why Don’t We Have to Make Wudu After Eating Camel Meat?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Why don’t we have to make Wudu after eating camel meat? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Generally, it is recommended (mustahab) to renew your ablution after consuming camel meat due to the difference of opinion on the matter. It is reported that when the Messenger of Allah […]

How Should the Beard Be Washed in Wudu?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum How should the beard be washed in Wudu? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, The sunna with respect to interlacing (khilal) is to pass a handful of water through the beard from the bottom towards the top. This is the manner of interlacing reported from the Messenger […]

Is It Permissible to Cover My Forehead During the Prayer? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it permissible to wipe one feet at a time with a towel during wudu to avoid wetting my shoes or the surrounding areas at work? I sometimes wear a winter cap during prayer which covers my forehead and ears. Are these parts permissible to cover during […]

Does Looking at the Reflection of One’s Nakedness Break Wudu?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Does looking at the reflection of one’s nakedness break wudu? Answer:  ​Walaikum assalam, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. No, neither looking at one’s nakedness (awra)—such as one’s private parts—nor looking at its reflection break wudu. Wudu is only broken by […]