Touching the private parts whilst in a state of wudhoo

Reference: Liqaa.aat al-Baab al-Maftooh – Volume 1, Page 27, Number 39

Question: Does touching the penis with the hand nullify the wudhoo?

Response: The predominant opinion according to me is that touching the private parts does not nullify the wudhoo unless it was done with desire, in which case it nullifies the wudhoo. And if someone else [touched the private parts], then it is the same [ruling]. Based upon this, the wudhoo of a woman who cleans a small child’s private parts is not nullified.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.