Is My Wudu Broken If I Change Clothes Before Praying?
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Is My Wudu Broken If I Change Clothes Before Praying?

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Hadeer

Reply Date

Jun 19, 2019

Question

Does changing clothes break wudu? Is there any difference in this ruling between a woman and a man?

Mufti

Answer


Is My Wudu Broken If I Change Clothes Before Praying?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


In this fatwa:

Changing clothes does not break wudu if the person is in a state of purity and does not do any of the things that break wudu.


Answering your question, the Fatwa Center at Islam Q and A, states:

Changing clothes does not break wudu if the person is in a state of purity and does not do any of the things that break wudu. Men and women are the same in this regard.

The things that break wudu are:

1- Any discharge from the front or back passage (urine, stools, wind, etc.), except for wind emitted from a woman’s front passage – that does not break wudu.

2- Emission of urine or stools from anywhere other than the urethra or anus.

3- Losing one’s mind, which may mean losing it altogether by losing one’s mental faculties, which is insanity, or by losing it temporarily for a certain length of time for some reason such as sleep, unconsciousness, intoxication, etc.

4- Touching one’s penis, because of the hadith of Basrah bint Safwaan, who heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say: “Whoever touches his penis, let him do wudu.” (Abu Dawood)

5- Eating camel meat, because of the hadith of Jabir ibn Samurah, who said that a man asked the Prophet (peace be upon him), “Should we do wudu after eating camel meat?” He said, “Yes.” (Muslim)

It should be noted that touching a woman’s body does not break one’s wudu, whether that is done with feelings of desire or otherwise, unless anything is emitted as a result of that touching. (See Al-Sharh al-Mumti by Ibn Uthaymeen, vol. 1, p. 219-250, Fatawa al-Lajnah al-Daimah, vol. 5, p. 264)

Almighty Allah knows best.

Source: www.islamqa.info




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