[Q-ID0176] Does a man’s wudu break if he scratches his private organ?

QUESTION:

Does a man’s wudu break if he scratches his front private organ? Is it permissible to scratch this part of one’s body unnecessarily?

ANSWER:

Wudu does not break by simply scratching the penis even if without a cloth over it.

لا ینقض الو ضو ء مس ذكر و مس امر أة أي مس بشر تها و كذا مس الدبر و الفر ج مطلقا كذا في مجمع الانهر

Trans: “Ablution does not break by touching the penis, vagina or anus.”

It is inappropriate to scratch this part of one’s body unnecessarily as proven by a blessed hadith;

انّ لكفك لمو ضعا غيره

Trans: “There is a place other than this for your hands.”

According to Imam Shafi’i and Imam Ahmad  (رضى الله عنهما) touching the penis without anything over it will break wudu.

Allah ta’aala is Most Knowing.
Answered by Mufti Shams ul Huda Misbahi
Translated by Mawlana Muhammad Rashid Madani

Also see:

[Q-ID0313] Is Wudu nullified if my gums bleed?

[Q-ID0201] Can I recite the Qur’an, do dhikr and dua without wudu?

[Q-ID0157] Does sweating break Wudu?

[Q-ID0103] Does changing my clothes nullify my Wudu?

[Q-ID0074] Must I perform istinja everytime my Wudu is nullified?

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