How to Do Wudu with Makeup On? ~ Hi all readers! In several previous articles, I have explained some important things about wudu, such as Niyyah for wudu, how the Prophet Muhammad performed wudu, things that invalidate wudu, and so on. These are all important explanations of wudu that must be understood by all Muslims, whether Muslim men or Muslim women.
Now, in this article, I will explain one important thing about wudu that must be understood by Muslims, especially Muslim women. One important thing I mean is “How to do wudu with makeup on?”.
I consider the discussion of wudu with makeup on very important because in some cases, at some point there will be a moment when Muslim women do makeup for a purpose, such as when they get married. The result is that if they remove makeup, they will need a lot more time to make up. But, on the one hand, they have to perform wudu in order to perform one of their obligations as Muslim women: praying.
Specifically, there are four important things about “How to do wudu with makeup on?” which I will explain in this article. The four important things I mean are as follows:
- Meaning of Wudu with Makeup On.
- Effect of Makeup on Wudu.
- Obligations in Wudu.
- Steps to Doing Wudu with Makeup On.
Meaning of Wudu with Makeup On
The first important thing about “How to do wudu with makeup on?” what I will explain here is the meaning of wudu with makeup on. The goal is that you don’t misunderstand the sentence and what is explained in this article.
You should know that what is meant by wudu with makeup in this article is that you perform wudu when you have makeup on your body, such as powder, lipstick, henna, and so on. So, what is meant by wudu with makeup on in this article is not using makeup for wudu. Why is that? The answer is because the only thing that can be used for wudu is water that is pure and can be used to purify something or someone.
In general, it’s all about women. That’s why, in the previous few paragraphs, I have explained that our discussion now relates to women.
Effect of Makeup on Wudu
The second important thing about “How to do wudu with makeup on?” that I will explain here is the effect of makeup on wudu. For me, an explanation of that is very important because there are certain types of makeup that must be removed before a Muslim woman performs wudu and there are certain types of makeup that may not be removed before a Muslim woman performs wudu.
In general, there are two types of makeup:
One: makeup that has thickness and forms layers.
Makeup that has a thickness and forms layers must be removed before a Muslim performs wudu. The reason is because the makeup blocks water from reaching the skin.
Two: makeup that has no thickness and doesn’t form a layer.
Makeup that is not thick and does not form a layer may not be removed before a Muslim performs wudu. The reason is because the makeup does not block water from reaching the skin.
Maybe now you are wondering, “Why does thick, layered makeup have to be removed before wudu?” The answer is because a Muslim must ensure that the water he uses for wudu reaches his skin.
Obligations in Wudu
Maybe now you ask, “Why is there an explanation of the obligations in wudu in the discussion about how to do wudu with makeup on?” Intentionally, I want to discuss the obligations in wudu in this article. My reason is so that you have a complete understanding after reading this article.
I will quote a hadith that describes the wudu of the Prophet Muhammad. In the hadith, there is an explanation of what are the obligations in wudu. Look at the hadith below!
عَنْ حَمْرَانَ : أَنَّ عُثْمَانَ دَعَا بِوُضُوْءٍ فَغَسَلَ كَفَّيْهِ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ ثُمَّ تَمَضْمَضَ وَاسْتَنْشَقَ وَاسْتَنْثَرَ ثُمَّ غَسَلَ وَجْهَهُ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ ثُمَّ غَسَلَ يَدَهُ الْيُمْنَى إِلَى الْمِرْفَقِ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ ثُمَّ الْيُسْرَى مِثْلَ ذَلِكَ ، ثُمَّ مَسَحَ بِرَأْسِهِ ، ثُمَّ غَسَلَ رِجْلَهُ الْيُمْنَى إِلَى الْكَعْبَيْنِ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ ، ثُمَّ الْيُسْرَى مِثْلَ ذَلِكَ ، ثُمَّ قَالَ : رَأَيْتُ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ تَوَضَّأَ نَحْوَ وُضُوْئِيْ هَذَا . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ
From Hamran, that Uthman performed wudu. He washed his palms three times. Then he rinsed his mouth, put a little water in his nose and let the water out of his nose. Then he washed his face three times. Then he washed his right hand up to the elbow three times. Then his left hand is like that (like his right hand). Then he rubbed his head. Then he washed his right foot up to the ankle three times. Then his left leg like that. then he said, “I have seen the Messenger of Allah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam performing wudu like this wudu.” The hadith was narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
All readers! If we read the hadith above, then we will understand that in general, the obligations in wudu are to apply wudu water on several bodies that must be rubbed and pour wudu water on several bodies that must be washed. It all will not be done if there is something blocking the water to the skin.