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Changing diaper and breaking your wudhu

Question:

If one is changing the diaper of a child and he/she touches the private parts of the child, is his wudhu broken?

Answer:

Shaikh Muqbil ibn Haadi al-Waadi’ee rahimahullah was asked:

Question:

Does touching the private parts of a child while washing him break the wudu or not?

Answer:

“What is apparent is that it nullifies wudu because it was reported [in the Hadith]:

ومس الفرج

And touches the private parts

And the private parts include the private parts of the young one and the old”.

[Reference]

Shaikh Fawzan hafidhahullah was asked:

Question:

What is the ruling on touching the private parts of a child, while I am in a state of wudu, when I am washing his private parts or changing his clothes which requires touching his private parts. Does this break the wudu or not?

Answer:

“Yes, touching the private parts of a child, front or back, without a barrier breaks wudu. It is like touching the private part of one who is old due to the statement of the Prophet sallahu alayhi wa salam:

من مس ذكره فليتوضأ

He who touches his private part should perform ablution“

[Saheeh Sunan Abi Dawood no. 181]

[Mu’alafaat al-Fawzan (8/122)]

This is also the opinion of Shaikh Raajihi hafidhahullah.

Translated and Answered by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan

Abu Sulaymaan

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