Washing Cracked Heels in Wudhu

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Fatwa ID: 03512

Answered by: Maulana Irfan Ali



If someone has cracked heels or their heels are really dry and have deep white lines, does water have to reach into these cracks/ lines when performing wudhu?


بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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



If the cracks in the heels have become deep to such an extent that it causes great pain in making the water reach such depth, then it will be permissible just to pour water over the heels. However, if that is not the case then one should make sure the water reaches each place which is visible. [1]


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Written by Maulana Irfan Ali

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1] Kitabul Nawazil page 93 vol 3


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