Fatwa: # 15386
Category: Prayer (Salaat)
Country: Bangladesh
Date: 24th June 2007


Is Salaah valid with a spot of lime on the skin?



Calcium hydroxide (slaked lime) and betel-nut are eaten with betel leaves. Somebody took his obligatory bath and prayed both fajr and ishraq salaats. After ishraq he noticed a small spot of lime on one of his fingers which appeared as a remnant of his last night’s betel leaf eating. What should he do for his salaats already prayed?


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

If the spot of lime was a mere coloring on the skin and not a layer on the skin, then the salah will be valid.


And Allah knows best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai 

Darul Iftaa

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