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    Question ID: 183168Country: Saudi+arabia

    Title: Is wudhu valid with petroleum jelly on hand

    Question: My question is it permissible to perform wudhu with petroleum jelly and its based products applied on hand feet face? Or do I need to remove it with soap each time I perform wudu?

    Answer ID: 183168

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 386/277/H=4/1443)


    If there is any substance like petroleum jelly on the body which is stuck on the body part in such a way that water does not reach the body, then it is necessary to remove this petroleum jelly etc., i.e. it should be removed by washing with soap, etc., then wudhu should be performed so that water can reach the body part. If they remain, water will not reach the body and purification will not be possible. And if by applying petroleum jelly etc. a layer is not formed but it takes the form of a liquid like oil, then after washing the body parts with water, the hands should be passed over them well so that all the body parts get wet with water and no place remains dry.


    ولا يمنع الطهارة ونيم وحناء و درن ووسخ، وكذا دهن ودسومة وتراب وطين ولو فى ظفر مطلقًا، (الدر مع الرد: 1/288، كتاب الطهارة ط زكرياديوبند)

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India