Circulating Water with One Scoop (Handful) of Water Over the Body Part in Ablution
Fatwa No: 453409

Question

Assalamu'alaykum warahmatullahi wabarokatuh. Dear Shaikh, I want to ask. During wudoo, is scooping water with hand with one scoop, then pushing the water to each body part surface that is need to be washed in wudoo, with the one scoop, is counted as washing (الغسل) and is not counted as wiping (المسح)?Jazaakumullahu khoyroo

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

The obligation [Fardh] is to circulate water over the part that is required to be washed in ablution. If this is achieved with one scoop, then what is required is fulfilled and it is considered as washing that part, not wiping it.

Allah knows best.

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