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Ghusl with cast plaster.

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I need full ghusl due to my intercross however my left hand is in cast after operation. How I can perform full ghusl with out wet my left hand.

It is very rush, I am missing prayer.


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Ghusl with cast plaster

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Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 1.67

Topic: Wiping Over Casts, Wrappers and Similar Items

It is allowable to wipe over any wrapper or diseased or injured bodily part.

Hadrat Jabir (r.a.) relates an incident about a man who was on a journey and suffered an injury. While he slept, he had a wet dream, after which he asked his companions if he could perform ‘tayammum’. They said he could not, so he made ‘ghusl’ and died because of it. When that was mentioned to the Prophet (saws), he said "They killed him, may Allah kill them! Do you not ask about what you do not know? ... It would have been enough for him to perform ‘tayammum’ and drop a little water over his wound or else wipe it, then to wipe it and wash the rest of the body."

Related by Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, ad-Daraqutni and Ibn as-Sakin.

The absolute majority of the scholars and jurists in Islam consider it obligatory to wipe over such casts or wrappers in ablution or ‘ghusl’ instead of washing the injured parts. But, if he believes that this would harm the diseased or injured part, or that his condition may worsen, or that his pain would increase, he may wipe the injured part with water. If he fears that this would also be harmful, he should wrap it and then gently wipe over it. It is not necessary for him to be in a state of purity while applying the cast or wrapper to be wiped. There is also no time limit for such wipings, for he can do so as long as his condition lasts.


If one has had to cover or place a cast over their injured body part to allow the injury to heal, when performing the ‘ghusl’ or full bath of purification after major ceremonial impurity, if one washes the rest of the body parts and wipes their covering or their cast with wet hands, it would suffice for their purification, and they would be eligible to make themselves available for prayer.


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