Being unable to wash one’s feet in a basin for wudhu

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Q: From birth I have a congenital hip dislocation problem due which I am not able to lift my leg till the height of the wash basin. In most offices, people wash their feet in the wash basins but I can’t do that to wash my feet.

Please advice if I can:

1. Do masah on my feet.

2. Wet the complete foot by rolling a wet hand.

3. Use a commode to wash my feet where a Muslim shower is available.



1. I would suggest that you wash your feet once in the day and then wear a mozah (leather socks) and do masah on it for the rest of the day. The washing of the feet can be done at home at your convenience, perhaps someone can help you to do it at home.

2. No.

3. Yes, as long as the feet are washed properly.

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


Answered by:

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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