Combing through the beard with wet fingers

Reference: Majmoo’ al-Fataawa wal-Maqaalaat al-Mutanawwi’ah – Volume 10, Page 99

Question: Is it a condition for the one who has a thick beard, that the water reaches the roots [when doing wudhoo]?

Response: It is sufficient for him that water passes over it, since there are authentic narrations which suggest that. And if he was to comb through it [with his wet fingers], then that is better – as the Prophet ﷺ did [both] this and that.

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. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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