Removing Paint From the Hands and Feet for Wudhu

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Fatwa ID: 05033

 

Answered by: Shaykh Ahmed bin Mohamed Umarji

 

Question

 

I was painting my house and some paint came on my hands and feet I removed them but still, some were left on my feet. I tried scrubbing but it would not come off. Will my wudhu be valid?

 

 

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

 

Answer:

 

One fundamental condition for the validity of wudhu is that the water should reach the entire surface of whichever limb is being washed[1]. Thus, any substance which hinders the water from reaching the skin should be removed.

 

If it is extremely difficult to remove, for example, the paint can only be removed with a knife [by scraping it off] or any other similar instrument, then because of the difficulty in this, it will not be an obstacle to wudu and ghusl.[2]

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Shaykh Ahmed bin Mohamed Umarji

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 

[1] Nurul Idhah, Page 20, Zam Zam Publishers

[2] Fatawa Hindiyyah, Page 16, Volume 1, Dar al-Kutub al-Ilmiyyah

 

 

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