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Wiping over dressings that have been placed on wounds

Question

There is something like abscesses on my leg, and the treatment is to wrap the site of the abscesses with a dressing so that water does not reach it when I do wudoo’. What is the ruling on wudoo’ in this case?.

Answer

Praise be to Allaah.

Your wudoo’ is valid if you wipe over the dressing or pass water over it. 

Source: Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah. From Majallat al-Buhooth al-Islamiyyah, 59/139

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