Salaam Walakium Respected Brother in Islam;
My question is simple, I have been told by my mother that seeing someone in shorts (Pants above the knee) will break a person’s Wudu?
And directly relating to this, if someone watches a person on media (Newspaper, Picture, TV, or Bilboard) with shorts (Pants above the knee) would someone also loose his/her Wudu?
Could you kindly let me know if this is true.
Jazakallah for your answer in advance. Salaam Walakium from Toronto Canada.
To look at someone above his knee is not amongst the factors that invalid Wudhoo, but it is not permitted for man to took at other man from his navel to knee without any valid reason. Since this portion is the Aurah of man which is forbidden to open in front of others without any prescribed reason. Therefore, it is impermissible to look at the Aurah of someone even in newspaper, picture, T.V. etc. but it won’t invalid the Wudhoo.
والله اعلم بالصواب