Q & A Wudu' and Purity

Q & A: “Contact lenses and wudu…”


Q. We play football and use contacts. Do i have to take them off when i do wudhu. I was told that i have to but that would make things difficult.


            For wudu’, the requirement is to wash the external areas of the face (which is considered to the beginning part of the forehead to the bottom of the chin).[1] The eye and eyeball is considered as the internal part of the face and so would not require to be washed and therefore the contact lenses would not have to be removed. Your wudu’ will be valid and hence your salah will be valid too.

And Allah knows best.

[1] See al-Ghunaymi, al-Lubab fi Sharh al-Kitab, vol.1, p.31.





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