Will ghusal be valid if oil is applied to the hair?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I have heard that oil prevents the water from reaching the roots of the hair. Now I am confused. If oil is applied to the hair will the ghusl be valid or do we have to use shampoo or soap to remove the oil?


A: It is valid.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)