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How do I make wudoo with my right hand bandaged?


I cut my hand, and the cut is pretty deep. I bandaged my hand, and the bandage wraps around my wrist and the palm of my hand. I did it like this because it is difficult to keep the bandage in place. If I took it off each time for wudoo, it would take a long time and would be a bit expensive. I change it twice a day.


Salamun Alaykum

Thank you for your query.

If you can take the bandage off and do wudhu then you must take it off and then perform wudhu but if due to being water harmful for the wound you cannot, then you must perform Wudhu Jabira and wipe above the bandage if possible.

According to Ayatullah al-Udhma Sayyid Ali Sistany:

The splint with which a wound or a fractured bone is bandaged or held tight and the medication applied to a wound etc. is called jabira.

333. If the sore, or wound, or fractured bone is bandaged, and if it is possible to undo it, and if water is not harmful for it, one should untie it and then do Wudhu, regardless of whether the wound etc. is on his face and hands, or on the front part of his head or on his feet.

334. If the wound, or sore, or the fractured bone which has been tied with a splint or a bandage is on the face or the hands of a person, and if undoing it and pouring water on it is harmful, he should wash the adjacent parts which is possible to wash, and then wipe the Jabira.

335. If it is not possible to untie the bandage of the wound, but the wound and the bandage on it are Pak, and if it is possible to make water reach the wound without any harm, water should be made to reach the wound by pouring from above downward. And i f the wound or its bandage is najis, but it is possible to wash it, and to make water reach the wound, then he should wash it and should make water reach the wound at the time of Wudhu. And if water is not harmful for the wound, but it is not possible to make water reach it, or the wound is najis and cannot be washed, he should perform tayammum.

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider