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Does Dirt in Cracks of Skin Prevent Wudu?

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Question:  Assalamu alaikum, Does a little amount of dirt within the fissures of a cracked heel prevent ritual purification?


In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

Assalam’aleykum, I pray this finds you in the best of states.

Jazakum Allah khayr for your question!

No, dirt from the ground, moist or dry, on the skin does not prevent the validity of the washing of the skin. [Ibn Abidin, Rad Al-Muhtar]

This is because you can be sure that water will go through this dirt and reach the skin. [Ibn Abidin, Rad Al-Muhtar]

And Allah knows best.

I hope that the above answers your question. If something is unclear please don’t hesitate to ask again.

May  Allah Most High grant you the best of this world and the next. Please keep us in your du’as!


[Ustadh] Sufyan Qufi

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