Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings (Fiqh)
Fatwa#: 40157
Asked Country: Norway

Answered Date: Mar 10,2018

Title: Wudhu with sunblock

Question

As salaam mu alaikum

My question is regarding sunblock. Sunblock that is water resistant, is your wudhu accepted?

Answer

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

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

The description ‘Water-resistant’ in a sunblock refers to the binding nature of the cream to the skin. The cream does not get washed out through perspiration etc. The sunblock cream is similar to other creams that do not prevent water from penetrating into the skin.1 Wudhu with ‘water resistant sunblock’ will be valid. 2

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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1 https://www.skincancer.org/prevention/sun-protection/sunscreen/sunscreens-explained

http://www.sunsmart.com.au/uv-sun-protection/nine-questions-about-sunscreen-that-you-need-to-know-the-answers-to

https://gizmodo.com/how-sunscreen-works-and-why-youre-wrong-about-it-508910004

الفتاوى الهندية - دار الفكر (1/ 13) 2

والعجين في الظفر يمنع تمام الاغتسال والوسخ والدرن لا يمنع والقروي والمدني سواء والتراب والطين في الظفر لا يمنع والصرام والصباغ ما في ظفرهما يمنع تمام الاغتسال وقيل كل ذلك يجزيهم للحرج والضرورة ومواضع الضرورة مستثناة عن قواعد الشرع كذا في الظهيرية وان كان على ظاهر بدنه جلد سمك أو خبز ممضوغ قد جف فاغتسل ولم يصل الماء إلى ما تحته لا يجوز ولو كان مكانه خرء ذباب أو برغوث جاز كذا في المحيط ولو كان به جدري ارتفع قشرها وجوانبها متصلة ولم يصل الماء إلى ما تحت القشرة لا باس به فلو زالت القشرة لا يعيد الغسل كذا في الظهيرية ولا يجب إيصال الماء إلى داخل العينين كذا في محيط السرخسي

مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 30)- المكتبة العصرية

وشرط صحته" أي الوضوء "ثلاثة" الأول "عموم البشرة بالماء الطهور" حتى لو بقي مقدار مغرز إبرة لم يصبه الماء من المفروض غسله لم يصح الوضوء

فتاوى محمودية جلد 8-ص 107-مكتبة محمودية

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