Is Running hand over entire body(i.e. messaging the skin while water is running over it) a condition?
Is Running hand over entire body(i.e. messaging the skin while water is running over it) a condition?

Book:

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

Chapter:

The Book of Bathing

Topic/Issue:61 - Is Running hand over entire body(i.e. messaging the skin while water is running over it) a condition? --
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
MajorityLetting water flow over the body is enoughThe hadith of Aisha and of Maymuna have no mention of massaging the body.
Futhermore the hadith of Umm Salama is most persuasive evidence, for it is not possible that a person describing her own purification would omir mentioning massage if it were included in this description for her of all the conditions of this ablution.
MalikIf the person undertaking purification misses a single spot of his body over which he doesn't pass his hand, his purification remains incompleteGave predominance to the analogy of this purification, built upon ablution, over the apparent meaning of the hadiths. Since massaging is obligatory in ablution, therefore by analogy, it is obligatory in bathing as well.
Evidences :1 - Sahih Bukhari [# 249], 2 - Sahih Bukhari [# 250], 3 - Sahih Muslim [# 643] [Hide/Show]
References:1,2,3
Last Updated:2010-05-10

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