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Wudu-Ul-Jabirah

Accidents may happen to a person causing a wound or a fracture to the parts or his body used in the Wudu and he may be obliged to cover the injured part with a plaster, a bandage or a splint (which is called "the Jabirah"). So, how can he perform his Wudu? The answer is as follows;

1. If he can remove the Jabirah and perform the Wudu he should do so.

2. If he cannot remove the Jabirah1, but can immerse the limb in water without incurring any harm, he should perform his Wudu in this way.

3. If he cannot follow the said two methods, he should wash the parts which can be washed, and, when it comes to the Jabirah, he is to pass his hand on it. If there was a Najasah on the Jabirah, such as blood, that could not be removed then he is to cover the Najasah with a piece of cloth and wipe it with his hand.

4. Should the Jabirah be on the foot and completely covering it all the Wudu is to be replaced by the Tayammum.

5. Should the Jabirah be on the face or the hand covering it both Wudu Ul-Jabirah and the Tayammum should be performed successively.

6. If the Wudu parts were infected with a disease that caused swelling, or allergy, and one had to wrap them in bandages which were not to be removed, nor to be immersed in water, so rubbing them would not suffice, and one would have to do the Tayammum.

Discussion

Q1. How should the Wudu be done by;
a. A person with a Jabirah which he can remove?

b. A person with a Jabirah which he cannot remove?

c. A person with a Jabirah bearing Najasah?

Q2. Mark the correct statement with the sign √ and the incorrect with the sign X.
a. One whose Jabirah covers his hand is to do both the Wudu and the Tayammum.

b. One whose Jabirah covers his foot completely is to perform the Wudu.

c. One who has wrapped a Wudu part with a bandage because of swelling, is to do the Tayammum instead of the Ghusl or the Wudu.

  • 1. Al-Jabirah is a splint which is tied to an injured or broken arm or leg to keep it in the right position while it heals, like plaster, gypsum, etc.