Washing the area that remained dry after wudhu

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Q: If during wudhu, one of the limbs was not washed properly (i.e. some portion of it remained dry), is it okay to just wash that area which remained dry at the end of wudhu? For example, some part of your face remained dry during wudhu. Then, at the end of wudhu, after washing your feet, you just washed that dry part of the face (and not the entire face). Is the wudhu valid and correct?


A: Yes, it is valid.

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


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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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