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Soap and rubbing alcohol and wudhu

Fatwaa ID: 1070

Assalamu alaikum.

  1. Does soap invalidate wudu?
    In an attempt to keep wudu from 1 salah time to the next one, If there is a need to wash hands with soap would the wudu still be valid?
  2. Using rubbing alcohol to sanitize an injection site on the body validates wudu? Example: testing for blood sugar multiple times a day at home. Tiny amount of blood will be drawn out.

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. Using soap does not invalidate the wudhu.
  2. Using rubbing alcohol to sanitize an injection site does not invalidate the wudhu.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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