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Does touching the armpit or underarms breaks the wudhu?


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All the scholars are unanimous in their opinion that the following acts invalidate one's wudu or ablution:

  • Any release from one's private parts (urine, sexual emission, wet dream release, menses blood for women, stool, wind, etc.)
  • Sexual emission.
  • Wet dreams.
  • Menses blood.
  • Stool (offering call of nature).
  • Releasing wind.
  • Deep sleep
  • Sexual intercourse.

Regarding the acts mentioned below, there are a difference of opinion among the scholars, whether these acts invalidate wudu or not.

  • The touching of one's private parts.
  • The touching of women.
  • Constant bleeding of blood from any part of the body.
  • Vomiting.
  • The consuming of camel meat.
  • The washing of a deceased's body.

Dear sister, touching ones armpits does not break ones wudu. And Allah alone knows the best.

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