Marriage for aunty and wudu


Assalamu Shaykh Hisham. I’d like to begin by thanking you and Mawlana for everything, you have been an inspiration to me and members of my family alhamdulillah.

I would like to request that you please make duah for my aunty that she finds a suitable husband inshaAllah. She has sacrificed a lot for her family over the years, which is a factor for her not getting married. Please would you pray for her, she is a very kind and honorable person mashaAllah.

Secondly I would like to know if, touching a person of the opposite sex breaks your wudu. Many times at university when purchasing food I have touched the hand of the opposite sex whilst giving them money. I believe the Hanafi school states this right?


As-Salamu ‘Alaykum,

The majority of the Scholars agree that touching the opposite sex with lustful thoughts DOES invalidate wudu.

Shaking hands with the opposite sex DOES NOT invalidate wudu, and again, same as above, doing it with lustful thoughts DOES invalidate it.

Imam Senad Agic, Ph.D.
Head Imam (IABNA)
The Islamic Association of Bosniaks in North America

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