Omitting khilaal of the beard during wudhu due to a fungal infection

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Q: I have a fungal infection in my beard, and my beard is very thick so I have been advised not to wet the skin below the beard when making wudu; beacause my beard is very thick. I know I dont have to wet the skin but can I avoid putting a handful of water and making khilal of my beard?


A: Yes you may leave out the khilaal.

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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