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Making masah over a bandage

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Q: I had an op on my left hand. It is currently bandaged up until just below the elbow. Three fingertips (nails) and the entire thumb is exposed. Please explain to me how to do masah, will the thumb and fingertips have to be washed?


A: Pass your wet hand over the bandage and wash the fingers that are exposed.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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