The Book of Ritual Purification (Tahara) - كتاب الطهارة من الحدث.
Acts of Wudu'
|Topic/Issue:||7 - Defining the Area of the Face to be Washed -- غسل الوجه|
|Agreement:||The Jurists agreed washing the whole face was required due to ayah 5:6 in which it’s stated:
- O you who believe, when you rise for prayer, washes your faces…” [5:6]
|SubIssue: The beard – does water have to flow over the full length of it?|
|Maliki||Yes||Beard is part of face|
|Hanafi and Shafi||No||The full beard is not part of face|
|SubIssue: The beard – should takhleel (insertion of fingers through beard) take place|
|Hanafi, Malik and Shafi||No||Narrated traditions containing the command for takhil of the beard are not obligatory|
|Ibn Abd al-Hakam (Maliki)||Yes|
|SubIssue: The hairless part of the face between the beard and ears – should it be washed?|
|Hanafi and Shafi||Yes||Portion between beard and ear is part of face|
|Maliki (Well known opinion)||No||Portion between beard and ear is not part of face|
They disagreed on what is included as part of the face. Specifically, there are 3 areas they disagreed on:
- The hairless part of the face between the beard and ears – should it be washed?
- Maalikis: Well-known opinion is no, though some say yes. They also distinguish between a clean-shaven person vs a bearded person.
- Abu Hanifa and ash-Shafi’ee: Yes
- The beard – does water have to flow over the full length of it?
- Maalik: Yes
- Abu Hanifa and ash-Shafi’ee: No
- The beard – should takhleel (insertion of fingers through beard) take place
- Abu Hanifa, Maalik, and ash-Shafi’ee: No
- Ibn ‘Abd al-Hakam: A maaliki, yes
Reason for Disagreement
- On point #1 and point #2, there is disagreement of what is part of the face or not.
- On point #3, they disagree on the authenticity of the narrations related to takhlil (insertion)
|Evidences :||1 - Quran [5:6] [Hide/Show]|
|Tags :||Worship,Purification, Tahara, Wudu', Face, Takhlil, Beard|
|See Also:||The Acts of Ablution|
|Last Updated:||2010-03-15 |
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