Wudu with injury

Aug 15, 2021 | Taharah (Purity)


Wearing a splint or braces and wudu. Area is of injury is the right Hand wrist and forearm. It hurts and when I leave it without the splint I start using it and it start to hurt.

Please advise of what to do?

Jazakum Allah Khair


If a part of the body is covered with a splint, bandage or brace then instead of removing the covering one can wipe over it. Hence, when performing ablution (wudu) or a ritual bath (ghusl), if there are parts of the body which can be washed without causing harm to the wound then those parts should be washed. The remaining parts of the body and the covering should then be wiped over with wet hands.  You are not required to remove the covering if doing so will cause pain and delay the recovery of the injury.

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (1/ 280)

نحو (مفتصد وجريح على كل عصابة) مع فرجتها في الأصح (إن ضره) الماء (أو حلها) ومنه أن لا يمكنه ربطها بنفسه ولا يجد من يربطه

Answered by:
Ifta Research Fellow

Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel