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Touching hens and wudhu

Fatwaa ID: 2228

Respected mufti,
My question is my class & my disabled students had to take a trip to the farm. The students Stepped in the gate n touched the chickens & hens & fed them as well. I didn’t. Due the fact I figured I’m fasting n perhaps if I stepped in I would not be able to pray dhur once we return to school due my clothes. Would touching the hens or being in their gate affect my clothing. Can I still pray in that clothing. I’m not certain.
Jazakallah khairan. Very concerned. As they might go every week to the farm

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

Touching the hens, being behind the gate or even feeding them will not affect your purity, your clothing, your salaah or your fast. You may pray after that without doing anything else. There is no need to change your clothing or renew your wudhu. You should not delay your salaah. However, if there is any physical impurity, then that must be removed prior to the salaah. In most cases, there would not be any impurity.

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

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