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Removing the Ointment from Wounds or Cracks

 
Q: Is it necessary to remove ointment from wounds or cracks in the feet or hands at the time of wudhu?
A: If passing water over the wounds or cracks will be harmful (or delay the process of healing), it will not be necessary to remove the ointment. Making masah (i.e. merely passing wet hands over the wound or crack) of that limb will suffice.

و لو كان في رجله فجعل فيه الدواء يكفيه امرار الماء فوقه ولا يكفيه المسح (رد المحتار ج1 ص102)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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