Fatwa: # 46553
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: African Country
Date: 17th November 2020


Can I make Wudhu over wart medication?



I have a wart on my hand. I bought an over the counter wart remover that freezes the wart which eventually causes it to fall off. My question is, would my wudu be valid after I use it as water won’t be able to reach the frozen area.?  


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

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

In principle, if such medication is applied to the skin growth which prevents water from reaching the skin and removing the medication would interfere with the healing process or worsen it, then pouring water over the medicated area will suffice.[1]  

Accordingly, it will be permissible to perform Wudhu over the frozen wart. The Wudhu will be valid.  



And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hasan Ahmed Razzak

Student – Darul Iftaa

Paterson, New Jersey, USA

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


27-03-1442| 13-11-2020




مجمع الأنهر في شرح ملتقى الأبحر (1/ 51)

قاله الجوهري وغيره (دواء لا يصل الماء تحته يجزيه إجراء الماء على ظاهر الدواء) لما في تكليف إيصال الماء تحته من الحرج وهو مدفوع


البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري ط-أخرى (1/ 327)

ولو انكسر ظفره فجعل عليه دواء أو علكا أو أدخل جلدة مرارة أو مرهما، فإن كان يضر نزعه مسح عليه، وإن ضره المسح تركه، وإن كان بأعضائه شقوق أمر الماء عليها إن قدر وإلا تركه وغسل ما حوله


البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري (1/ 198)

وَإِنْ كَانَ بِأَعْضَائِهِ شُقُوقٌ أَمَرَّ الْمَاءَ عَلَيْهَا إنْ قَدَرَ، وَإِلَّا تَرَكَهُ وَغَسَلَ مَا حَوْلَهُ كَذَا فِي فَتْحِ الْقَدِيرِ وَغَيْرِهِ


ملتقى الأبحر (ص: 77)

وضع على شقَاق رجله دَوَاء لَا يصل المَاء تَحْتَهُ يجْزِيه أجراء المَاء على ظَاهر الدَّوَاء

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