Should I Renew My Wudu If I Touch a Woman? [Maliki]

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour

Question: Assalam ‘aleykum,

Should I renew my wudu if I touch a woman?

Answer: Wa alaykum as salam wa rahmatulah.

If someone touches another person from whom pleasure can normally be derived from, and pleasure is either intended or found, wudu is broken.

Thus, if a man touches a woman either intending pleasure or finds it after touching with no intention, then the wudu is broken.

Rami

Shaykh Rami Nsour teaches The Rights of Parents and Prohibitions of the Tongue at SeekersHub. He is also the Founding Director of Tayba Foundation.

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