Washing one’s hands and recommencing one’s Salaah

Q: Is Salaah valid in following scenario: Did Wudoo, started praying, stopped praying and noticed bits on my finger and so I washed them under the tap as a part of wudoo and started praying again. It was approximately 5 minutes after finishing wudoo.


A: After washing your finger you recommenced your Salaah, your Salaah will be valid.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)