Do women with Makeup on have to Wet their Faces before the Islamic Prayer?

Fatwa ID: 03059

Answered by: Maulana Muqtaur Rahman



Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah,

Do women with makeup on have to wet their faces before the Islamic prayer?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful





Islam has put great emphasis on attaining purity and cleanliness. Ablution or Wudu is a requirement for any Salah to be valid. If the water does not reach the compulsory body parts for wudu then one’s wudu and prayer/salah will not be valid.

The compulsory actions of wudu are:

·         Washing the face

·         Washing the arms up to the elbows

·         Wiping the head

·         Washing the feet up to the ankles (Qudoori – Vol 1, Page 11)



Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Muqtaur Rahman

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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