Category: Miscellaneous
Fatwa#: 37648
Asked Country: Fiji

Answered Date: Jan 20,2018

Title: Wudhu wearing only underwear


I want to know about wazu. I live alone and I want to know if I can do my wazu in only wearing my underwear. The reason being is because I don't want to make my new clothes wet while doing wazu.


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

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

It is not appropriate to expose ones Satr unnecessarily.[i] Consider the following Hadith:

«الإيمان بضع وستون شعبة، والحياء شعبة من الإيمان»

صحيح البخاري: 9

Translation: Iman has sixty odd branches. Hayaa is a branch of Iman."

However, your Wudhu will be valid.



And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai


مرقاة المفاتيح شرح مشكاة المصابيح (5/ 2056)

وهذا يدل على وجوب الستر في الخلوة إلا عند الضرورة كما سبق (رواه الترمذي وأبو داود وابن ماجه) وفي الجامع الصغير رواه أحمد والأربعة والبيهقي والحاكم ولفظ «احفظ عورتك إلا من زوجتك أو ما ملكت يمينك قيل إذا كان القوم بعضهم في بعض قال إن استطعت أن لا يرينها أحد فلا يرينها قيل إذا كان أحدنا خاليا قال الله أحق أن يستحيا منه من الناس».

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