The ‘awrah of an infant

Reference: I’laam al-Mu’aasireen bi-Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen – Page 38

Question: If a woman touches the ‘awrah of an infant, does this invalidate her ablution?

Response: This does not invalidate the ablution of the woman – if she washed her child and touched his private parts. Even if a man touched his private parts, this does not invalidate his ablution unless he did so with desire. If however he did so without desire, then [renewing the] ablution is recommended but not obligatory.

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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