Office Of Grand Ayatollah Sayyed M.S.Al-Hakeem


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Ablution
Q [1]  Once I have completed wudhū, is it still valid after I touch my husband or when he touches me after he has completed wudhū?
Touching the skin of the opposite sex does not invalidate the wudhū.
Q [2]  If pre-ejaculatory fluid (or Cowpers fluid) is passed after ablution, is the ablution valid?
Discharge of the said liquid does not invalidate the ablution.
Q [3]  If after ablution a person is tempted towards women, does this invalidate the ablution?
The ablution is not invalidated by such a thing.
Q [4]  Do bleeding gums make wudhū void?
No, the bleeding of the gums does not invalidate the wudhū.
Q [5]  If a woman after wudhū is seen by a non-mahram person, does her wudhū become invalid?
No, this does not invalidate the wudhū.
Q [6]  A person after urinating performs wudhū. He then performs prayer. During his prayer he feels that he has excreted a fluid from his urinary organ, but there is uncertainty as to the actual type of fluid. What is the state of his prayer now? Is it invalid?
If he did istibrā, which is the process of ensuring that there is no urine left in the urethra, or if he knew that the urethra had no urine left because he waited for some time after urination or because of any other reason, then the prayer is valid and he should not pay attention to this doubt.
If this was not the case, and he doubts whether the liquid was urine or not, then he should treat it as urine, consider the wudhū and the prayer as void, and purify the body and clothes that the liquid came into contact with.
Q [7]  Sometimes during prayer I feel internal movements or gas, such that it causes doubt about whether I have passed gas or not. Should I act on the doubt and consider my wudhū void, or do I ignore it until I am certain that gas has actually exited?
You should ignore such doubts. You can continue your prayer.
Q [8]  How do I perform wudhū?
You start by washing the face from the topmost part of the forehead where the hair begins to grow to the farthest end of the chin, and its breadth is what is covered between the thumb and the middle finger. The said area must be washed fully.
Then, wash the arms by starting with the right arm from the elbow to the tips of the fingers. Then wash the left arm in the same way.
Then, wipe the head using the wetness of the right hand. Then, wipe the feet from the tips of the toes to the ankles, starting with the right feet, then the left. It is sufficient to wipe normally and it is not mandatory to cover the mentioned wiped areas fully with wetness.
Q [9]  Can I perform wudhū for prayers by immersing the parts of wudhū in water, like in ghusl?
It is not necessary to use the hands in washing the face and arms during wudhū. It is valid to wash them by placing them under the tap directly, such that they are washed from the top downwards. It is also a condition of the wudhū to wipe the head and the feet with the dampness on the hand that originates from the wudhū process only, and not to allow the hand to become wet from other than that before wiping.
In light of the above, before one proceeds to wiping the head and feet, one should ensure that a part of the left arm is unwashed before using the right hand to wash the left arm, in order for the right hand to have only the water of wudhū on it. Otherwise, the water on the right hand might be extra water and wiping with it will invalidate the wudhū.
Q [10]  One realized when washing the face during wudhū that he had not been washing under the chin. Is it obligatory on him to make up all prayers that he performed with such a wudhū?
It is a condition in the correctness of the wudhū to wash the face from the topmost part of the forehead where the hair begins to grow to the farthest end of the chin. Washing underneath the chin is not obligatory.

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