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  • Washing or wiping over spot that prevents water from reaching skin Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. Some scholars have said that if there is a spot on the skin that is difficult to remove in ablution and Ghusl (ritual bath), the ruling is the same as that for a splint, meaning that you wipe over the spot. Other scholars have said that you can just wash it and that that is enough. If you follow the first view for Ghusl and the second.. More

  • Small amount of dirt on body excused in ablution and Ghusl Date: 2-1-2018

    I want to ask a question about fatwa no. 278056. You said that "some scholars said that a small amount of dirt which is hard to remove is excused". By "hard to remove," do you mean that the process of removing it is hard, like some dirt under one's nails, or do you mean that it is easy to remove but hard to avoid and hard to remember removing it before.. More

  • Waswaas about washing hands in ablution Date: 30-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am asking about ablution. When you wash your hands in ablution, can you wash the side of the fingers on the same side as the palm first, then the back of the fingers, then the back of your hand, and then the palm of your hand? This would be considered one washing, is this correct? Maybe some parts will be washed twice, like in between.. More

  • Ears are wiped only once in ablution Date: 6-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. In ablution, when rotating the finger in the ears, I know that it should be done only once, but if you do it twice or thrice in one movement, is this ok? May Allah reward you. .. More

  • Washing peeled cracked nails in ablution Date: 13-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a problem that disturbs me in my worship, personal life, and family life. This problem relates to ablution. In my fingernails, some of the upper nail layer is peeling. Must water enter under these peels? I have harmed my nails alot. Must water reach only the surface of the nail or also under it? My nail (nailbed) is cracked.. More

  • Tragus (part of ear) is wiped in ablution Date: 2-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please do not refer to other answers. Should the 'tragus' (adjacent to the face) be washed in ablution? .. More

  • Hair stuck on face preventing water from reaching skin during ablution Date: 1-8-2017

    Someone told me that the presence of small hairs which are stuck in the facial hair or the head, like those that were cut from the beard, can prevent ablution and Ghusl (ritual bath) if they are not removed. He said that since it is impermissible to cut the beard, the hairs becoming obstacles to water will not be excused. Please clarify this matter... More

  • Performing ablution with removable spot on skin Date: 19-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. You have said that if there is a spot on the skin that is difficult to remove,it is permissible to just make ablution and Ghusl (ritual shower) and that it is valid. My question is: what happens if after some time the spot does not come off? Do ablution and Ghusl have to be repeated or not? Also, I would like to know; does one have.. More

  • Doubting that face is thoroughly washed in ablution Date: 10-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I read in your fatwa that full certainty regarding washing is not required in ablution and Ghushl (bath taken in state of major ritual impurity). My question is: suppose one washes his face three times and did his best to make sure that water reaches all parts and some part nevertheless remained unwashed without his knowledge, will.. More

  • Washing forehead hair in ablution Date: 3-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I suffer from Waswaas (devilish whisperings/obsessive doubts) in ablution and Ghushl (ritual bath). Please clarify these two things. I have long hair. How much of the hair beside my forehead should I wash in ablution given that some of that hair follows in between my two ears? And how can I ensure during Ghushl that water reaches.. More

  • Washing body part for ablution fully and then partially Date: 22-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. During ablution, the rule is to wash every body part once, twice, or thrice with the exception of the ears and head. So when you wash the body parts, can you wash them once fully and then wash a part of it again? For example, if I wash the face, can I wash the whole face fully once, and then just the forehead, and then just the beard?.. More

  • Earlobes not part of face in ablution Date: 18-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Thanks a lot for all your answers. I asked for the definition of the face in the context of ablution, but the fatwa that you referred me to did not specifically answer my question. My question is: how much of the face shouldbe washed horizontally? I came to know that this should be done from earlobe to earlobe. Does this mean that.. More

  • Using right hand to clean nose during ablution Date: 17-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. Is it forbidden or disliked to use the right hand for cleaning one's nose during ablution? And is it only for ablution that one should use the left hand when cleaning one's nose, or should that also be done outside ablution? May Allaah reward you, Shaykh. .. More

  • Applying petroleum jelly, oil, or cream before ablution Date: 22-11-2016

    I have read your fatwas on ablution and the application of creams, oils, and so on, but I would prefer a personal answer because of the specific nature of my question. When we apply petroleum jelly, oil, or cream on our face and hands, it does not really form a layer that does not allow water to run off or has to be scraped clean. So does this mean.. More

  • How to wash ears in ablution Date: 8-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. I have questions related to ablution: 1. Before wiping the head in ablution, does one need to wash his hands or can one just wipe it without washing hands after having washed the arms? 2. How is one to wipe his ears; the inside is the inside part where one enters his finger in order to clean.. More