Tight Sleeves (Hadith No. 359)
Girls. We wear clothes with tight sleeves an when time for prayer comes, we ask: is it fardh (mandatory) to wash our arms during wudhu? Let’s see what the Prophet (SAW) did…
Narrated Mughira bin Shu’ba:
Once I was traveling with the Prophet and he said, “O Mughira! take this container of water.” I took it and Allah’s Apostle went far away till he disappeared. He answered the call of nature and was wearing a Syrian cloak. He tried to take out his hands from its sleeve but it was very tight so he took out his hands from under it. I poured water and he performed ablution like that for prayers and passed his wet hands over his Khuff (leather socks) and then prayed.
Clear enough? Yes, it is fardh to wash arms for wudhu. If you have to take off the shirt to do wudhu, do it. Or just make wudhu before wearing such clothes and make things easy for yourself. :)