Fatwa: # 15620
Category: Marriage (Nikah)
Country: South Africa
Date: 29th August 2007


Does touching and kissing break the Wudhu?


If my husband and I have just completed our Salaah or if my husband comes home from work and i have wudoo and he holds my hand, touches my face or gives me a kiss on the cheek, is my / our wudoo invalid? Do we have to reperform our wudoo for the next Salaah? Jazaakallah.


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

According to the Hanafi mazhab, a male (including husband and wife) touching each other does not invalidate wuzu.


And Allah knows best


Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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