Q: I am a breast cancer patient who underwent surgery and chemo but have developed swelling on both arms due to the side effects. Because of the swelling I have to use medical arm sleeves (compression garment) all day long till night time (bed time) as so the sleeves might help a little with the swelling. My question is, when I go out and its time to do salaah its a bit hard for me to remove the sleeves and make wudhu. Sometimes I have to remove my clothing first then remove the sleeves, what should I do? When I make the normal wudhu and when its time for the hand part I just make the motion of it without removing the sleeves and without pouring water onto it, is that ok?
A: If it is extremely difficult to remove it then you may make masah over the sleeve.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)