Question 157: Salaam to everyone. I have a question and I hope someone can shed some light or answer my question. Recently my teenage daughter asked me “mum if someone did their ablution before They go college and read the salah there and then put on muscara after their ablution would that salah be void or would it be accepted”? Now I was kind of confused as to what answer do I give. Because as the ablution was done with no mascara on but then the salah would be read WITH muscara on. Please, guys would appreciate the answer. Jzk to all.
Answer 157: According to maraja’, her wudu and prayer are treated as valid as it is not among those unclean things which invalidate wudu (ablution). However, for a matter of precaution, she should not perform her prayer in a place, where non-mahrams can see her makeup, but it doesn’t void her prayers.
The wudu is accepted because the mascara was applied after. There is not really a problem with the salah being offered with the mascara as its the ablation that is important and the wudu was accepted. What I would focus on next is what your marje says about makeup. Sayyid Sistani (ha) says it is fine to wear khol/mascara as long as it’s not done with the intention to attract attention and if it does then to remove it.
For further information in this regards, please refer to the following answer:
Index: Number of things which invalidate Wudu (ablution), answer 556.
Index: Doubts during prayer whether wudu was performed or not, answer 036.
Index: Wiping performed on socks invalidates Wudu, answer 037.
Index: Impermissibility of making Wudu after Ghusl, answer 035.
Index: Making Wudu when you are going to bed, answer 032.
Index: Philosophy of Hijab during prayer, answer 020.
Index: Men and Women: Covering body in prayers, answer 594.
Index: The validity of Ghusl even a barrier finds out after a week, answer 031.
 . Tawzih al-Masael of maraja’ (annotated by Imam Khomeini), Vol. 1, Pg. 188.