Is the Wudu' (ablution) included in Ghusl (full ritual bath) sufficient to perform Salah (Prayer)? (Part No. 4; Page No. 160) Does Salah become Batil (null and void) if the toes are turned up during prostration?
Firstly, if Ghusl is performed with the intention of purifying oneself from major ritual impurity, the major as well as the minor ritual impurities are removed if a person intends to remove both by performing Taharah (ritual purification). This is because the minor ritual impurity is incorporated into the major one, which, once removed, subsequently also removes the minor impurity. As for whether Wudu' performed during Ghusl is sufficient to perform Salah or not, based on the previous case, this is the case with great reason, because in this case Wudu' is performed in addition to Ghusl.Secondly, the toes are of the seven bodily parts specified in the narration by
Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him and his father) who narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:
I have been commanded to prostrate on seven bones: the forehead - and he (peace be upon him) pointed to his nose - the hands, the knees and the edges of the feet (i.e., the toes).
(Agreed upon by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)Accordingly, if one's toes are turned up intentionally during prostration, the Salah becomes Batil. If done forgetfully, the Rak`ah (unit of Prayer) in which they are turned up should be made up along with Sujud-ul-Sahw (Prostration of Forgetfulness), whether the person who is praying is an Imam (the one who leads congregational Prayer) or a Munfarid (person offering Prayer individually). Any Ma'mum (person being led by an Imam in Prayer) who is not a latecomer should make up for it after the Imam makes Taslim (salutation of peace ending the Prayer) and no Sujud-ul-Sahw is required. As for a latecomer, he is required to make up for it and perform Sujud-ul-Sahw.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.