Nasihah (Advice): A wound in the path of Allah
Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu says that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said:“None is wounded in Allah’s Cause but will come on the Day of Resurrection with his wound bleeding. That which will come out of his wound will be the colour of blood, but its smell will be the smell of musk.” (Musnad Ahmad)
Question and Answer:
- I made Masah on a plaster on my hand. After I performed Salaah, I changed the plaster. Does my Wudhu remain valid?
(Question summarized and published)
- Masah over a plaster/cast will remain valid until the wound etc. completely heals. If the plaster/cast is changed, it will not be necessary to repeat the Masah over the plaster/cast and the Wudhu will remain valid.
Upon the wound completely healing, Masah over the plaster/cast will now not suffice and it will be necessary to wash the healed area. (Jadeed Fiqhi Masaail 1/62)
Note: Masah over a plaster/cast will only be valid in the case of a valid Shari’ reason e.g. if the wound will not heal completely if the plaster/cast is removed.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ismaeel Bassa
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
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