Removing the Ointment from Wounds or Cracks

Q: Is it necessary to remove the ointment from the wounds or cracks on 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 of that limb will suffice (i.e. merely passing wet hands over the wound or crack).

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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