Ablution and the use of oil on skin

Q8 :If I use some oils to protect my skin from drying. Should these oils be removed before ablution?


A8 : If the oil you apply is of the type which prevents water from reaching your skin, then you have to remove it for ablution. However, most oils are eventually absorbed and or dried out. Perhaps the best thing to do is to have ablution before you apply the oil, which may enable you to have your first prayer without having to have a fresh ablution. By the time the next prayer is due, the oil would have been absorbed or dried.


Our Dialogue ( Source : Arab News - Jeddah )