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How Should I Wash a Thin Beard During Wudu?

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Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum

I understand that the skin underneath thin beard needs to get wet when washing the face in wudu. Do I need to rub extra or use extra water in such places where the beard is thin?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

If you wash your face and thin beard with a handful of water thrice, you are assumed to have fulfilled the obligation. There is no requirement to use extra water to wash under the beard.

A thin beard is that which doesn’t prevent an onlooker from seeing the skin underneath from a normal distance. This is contrary to a thick beard, namely, a beard which hides the skin underneath.

[‘Ala’ al-Din ‘Abidin, al-Hadiyya al-‘Ala’iyya]

Please also see: What is the Proper Way to Wash One’s Beard During Wudu?

And Allah Most High alone knows best.

[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorised the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.

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