Q 1: What is your opinion concerning
applying liquid kohl to the eyes? Does it prevent water from reaching the eyes, if I apply it prior to performing Wudu' (ablution)?
I have heard some shaykhs say that it prevents the water from reaching the eyes and nullifies the Wudu'. Surely, Allah knows best.
If the kohl is of the type that dries on the skin, then Wudu' will not be valid unless you remove it prior to Wudu', because it prevents water from reaching what is beneath. If the kohl does not dry on the skin, it does not affect the Wudu'. Indeed, Allah knows best.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.