Cataract Operation and Wudhu

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Q: My mother is getting her cataract operation done soon after which she has been advised to keep eyes away from water, dust etc for a few days. How can she make wudhu while not wetting the eye, or can she wipe it over the eyelid. also is tayammum a better option?

A: She will wipe over the eyelids. If this is harmful then she can leave the eyes portion out and make the rest of the Wudhu. So she will wash the rest of the face. If she cannot wash the face, then wiping over the face will suffice and she will wash the rest of the parts of Wudhu.

May Allah Ta’aala grant her complete Shifaa, Aameen.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Siraj Desai of Darul-Uloom Abubakr, South Africa.

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