Category: Purity
Fatwa#: 21451
Asked Country: Lithuania

Answered Date: Jul 12,2012

Title: Does water need to reach inside the nails? i.e if someone has dirt e.t.c under their nails would their Wudhu be valid?

Question

Does water need to reach inside the nails? i.e if someone has dirt e.t.c under their nails would their Wudhu be valid?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, it is Wajib (necessary) for one to pass water inside one’s nails.[1]

If the substance is such that it prevents water from reaching the area inside one’s nails, one’s Wudhu is invalid and would have to be repeated.

If the substance is such that it does not prevent water from reaching the area inside one’s nails, one’s Wudhu is valid and intact.[2]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Moulana Ismail Desai,
Student Darul Iftaa
Durban, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 



[1]  او طال الظفر فغطي الأنملة أو كان فيه ما يمنع الماء كعجين و جب غسل ما تحته (نور الايضاح، ص 19، علمي ببليشرز)

 

[2]  و شرط صحته ثلاثة: و زوال ما يمنع وصول الماء الي الجسد كشمع و شحم ( نور الايضاح، ص 19)

أو كان فيه ما يمنع الماء كعجين و جب غسل ما تحته (نور الايضاح، ص 19، علمي ببليشرز)

 

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