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Can one wipe his nose in Salaah if it is dripping?

Question:

I would like to know of any ruling regarding the use of a handkerchief/ tissue in salaah. a) Can one hold it in salaah and use it when needed in salaah? b) Can one retrieve it from a pocket whilst in salaah? c) Can one blow the nose (loudly or softly) in salaah?

Answer: 

a) If there is a genuine need e.g. the nose is dripping and there is the fear of the Musjid or Musalla getting soiled, then one may use a tissue or handkerchief.

b) One may retrieve it as long as it does not constitute a major action.

c) This should be done as softly as possible.

(al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, Vol: 1, Pg: 105, Turath) 

 

And Allah Knows Best

 

Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed

Checked and Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai 

Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Fatwa Department

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