Changing a Baby’s Diaper
What is the condition of changing my baby’s diaper as he is still under the age of yawning and I have to wash his private parts? Would such action nullify my ablution (wudu’)? Is it permissible to use my bare hands in order to wash him or do I have to wear gloves? Or do I have to perform ablution every time I change his diapers?
Ablution is not nullified by cleaning a child’s urine, washing his diaper or touching his private parts, because touching najasah (impurity) does not nullify ablution. One has to wash off such impurity if he/she wants to offer prayer. There is a consensus among scholars on such ruling.
In this video, Dr. Muhammad Salah clarifies the ruling of one’s purification after changing a baby’s diapers and the ruling of touching the baby’s private parts.
This is an important Fatwa for every Muslim mother who has young children.
Source: Iqra Youtube Channel.