Washing the beard in wudhu

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Q: Does a full sunnah length beard have to be completely wet during wudu?


A: If the beard is thick and dense then it is compulsory wash the face and beard. However it is not compulsory to ensure that the water reaches the inner portion of the beard and the skin of the face.

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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