Touching a Women does not invalidate Wudhu'


Question :
What is the Islamic ruling on a man touching a woman who is Ajnabiyyah, without any kind of barrier, does it invalidate his Wudhu' or not? And what does the term Ajnabiyyah mean?

Answer :
Touching a woman does not invalidate Wudhu' in any circumstances, according to the most authoritative opinion of the scholars. This is because it has been authentically reported from the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him that he used to kiss some of his wives, and then he would pray, without performing Wudhu'.
Abu Dawud nos. 178, 179 and At-Trimithi no. 86.
A woman should not shake hands any man who is not Mahram [Her Husband and any other man that she cannot marry, such as a brother, uncle etc.] for her, just as a man should not shake hands with a woman for whom he is not a Mahram, based upon the saying of the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him:
Verily, I do not shake hands with women.
"Verily, I do not shake hands with women."
An-Nasa'i no 4186 and Al-Muwatta no. 2.
and what has been authentically reported from 'A'ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, that the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him used to accept the pledgs of allegiance from women in words only; she said:
And no woman's hand ever touched his hand.
"And no woman's hand ever touched his hand."
Al-Bukhari nos. 2713, 4891, 7214 and Muslim no. 1866.
And Allah the most High says:
In deed, in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him) you have a good example to follow.
"In deed, in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him) you have a good example to follow."
Al-Ahzab 33:21.
Also, women shaking hands with men and men shaking hands with women whom they are not closely Mahram for is a cause of Fitnah for all. And the Islamic law which is perfect, prevents all things which lead to that which Allah has forbidden. From the above, it is clear that the Ajnabiyyah woman is one whom it is not forbidden for him to marry due to kinship or any other legal reason - this is the Ajnabiyyah. As for the one whom he cannot marry due to ties of kinship, such as his mother, his sister, his aunt, or any other legal constraint, such as breastfeeding or relationship by meaning, she is not an Ajnabiyyah. And with Allah is success.
Ibn Baz



Tags : wazu, ablution, orat, woman, ajnabi orat, ajnabiyyah
 
 

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