Washing one’s hands and recommencing one’s Salaah

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Q: Is Salaah valid in following scenario: Did Wudoo, started praying, stopped praying and noticed bits on my finger and so I washed them under the tap as a part of wudoo and started praying again. It was approximately 5 minutes after finishing wudoo.


A: After washing your finger you recommenced your Salaah, your Salaah will be valid.

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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