Determination of the Objects of Wiping
Determination of the Objects of Wiping

Book:

The Book of Ritual Purification (Tahara) - كتاب الطهارة من الحدث.

Chapter:

Acts of Wudu'

Topic/Issue:11 - Determination of the Objects of Wiping -- تعيين المحال
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Hanafi,Shafi and MalikIt is NOT sufficient to wipe over the turban alone.
  1. Validity of acting upon tradition of al Mughirah (found in Muslim):
    • Believed the hadeeth was inauthentic
    • Believed the hadeeth contradicted the apparent meaning in the Quran of wiping the head
    • Wasn’t a widely accepted practice (Maalikis require seeing practice of Madinans to corroborate a practice for aahaad narrations).
  2. Differed on comparing analogy of boots with washing feet with the head coverings.
AhmadIt is sufficient to wipe over the turban alone.Hadith of al Mughirah
Others:
Abu Thawr, al-Qaasim, Ibn Sallaam, and othersIt is sufficient to wipe over the turban alone.
Disagreement
Reasons:
  • Disagreement on sufficiency of wiping over the turban alone
    • Sufficient: Ahmad, Abu Thawr, al-Qaasim, Ibn Sallaam, and others.
    • Insufficient: Maalik, ash-Shafi’ee, and Abu Hanifa.

Reason for Disagreement

  1. Validity of acting upon tradition of al Mughirah (found in Muslim):
    • Believed the hadeeth was inauthentic
    • Believed the hadeeth contradicted the apparent meaning in the Qur’aan of wiping the head
    • Wasn’t a widely accepted practice (Maalikis require seeing practice of Madinans to corroborate a practice for aahaad narrations).
  2. Differed on comparing analogy of boots with washing feet with the head coverings.
Evidences :1 - Sahih Muslim [# 531], 2 - Sahih Muslim [# 532] [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship,Purification, Tahara, Wudu', Mash, Head, Turban
See Also:The Acts of Ablution
References:1[pg:9-10] [Hide/Show]
Last Updated:2010-03-14

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