How does one who has a wound perform Ablution?

In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, Most Merciful. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and companions. As for what follows;

How does one who has a wound perform ablution?

The Permanent Committee of Senior Scholars have said:

“If there is a wound present on one of the places of ablution and it’s impossible to wash or wipe over it, because that will lead to more harm to the wound or it will delay the healing process, then it is binding upon this individual to perform tayammum[1].”

[Faataawa Al-Lajnah Ad-Daa’imah]

Sheikh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah have mercy upon him, stated:

“If there is a wound upon one of the limbs of purification then the procedures are as follows:

First Stage: The wound is uncovered and it isn’t affected by being washed. In this instance it is binding upon him to wash it if it is a limb that must be washed, i.e. like the hands, arms, etc.

Second Stage: The wound is uncovered but washing it harms it but wiping does not. Here at this stage, it is binding upon him to wipe it and not wash it.

Third Stage: The wound is uncovered but it is harmed by both washing and wiping. Hence, he makes tayammum[1].

Fourth Stage: It has a bandage on it. In this instance he wipes over the bandage and that suffices him from washing that particular limb however he does not make tayammum[1].”

[Fataawah Ibn ‘Uthaymeen]

Footnotes:

[1] The act of dry ablution when water isn’t available or one cannot use it.

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About Abu Fouzaan Qaasim
American student studying in the Islaamic University of Medinah from Chester,PA.

2 Responses to How does one who has a wound perform Ablution?

  1. salma Idris says:

    now understand,may Allah 4give us our sins..Ameen ya Allah

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