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Does shaving ones moustache break ones Wudhu?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. Asalaamualaikum Please advise on the following. Does shaving break wudhu? I use an electric shaver to shave my moustache and usually am ready for work before Fajr so after getting dressed I shave my moustache then read Fajr. Does my wudhu break by shaving?


A. Shaving ones moustache does not break ones Wudhu. In doing so, if there is a flow of blood, then only will ones Wudhu break.

Therefore, it is safer for one to shave ones moustache before performing Wudhu or taking a Ghusal/bath in the event of ones Wudhu breaking in the process.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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