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One should not exaggerate in cleaning oneself after relieving oneself

I have a serious problem when purifying myself from major impurity, because I purify myself with a little water, then I wipe myself sometimes 21 times and sometimes more than that, yet I still see traces, which makes me purify myself again with water. Hence I spend a long time in the washroom in order to cleanse myself, which has damanged my health. What is your opinion? Is there a specific number of times for wiping oneself in order to become pure?.

Praise be to Allaah.Firstly:The phrase major impurity applies to janaabah (impurity following sexual activity), menses and nifaas (postpartum bleeding). The way to purify oneself from that is: the woman should start by cleaning her private parts, then makes the water reach all parts of her body. ... Continue Reading

Is istinjaa’ necessary each time one does wudoo’?

Does a person have to do istinjaa’ (wash the private parts with water) every time he wants to do wudoo’?

Praise be to Allaah.Istinjaa’ is not necessary each time a person wants to do wudoo’. It is essential after passing urine or stools, when a person must wash his private parts before doing wudoo’ for prayer. (Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, [5/102])  Continue Reading

Cleaning oneself after relieving oneself

I am usually out at school most of the day and I have to use the bathroom, I can't just go home to make Istinjah. Should I make Wudu and pray or should I miss the prayer and make it up later?.

Praise be to Allaah.When a person relieves himself, he must cleanse himself of impurities either with water - which is best and most perfect - or with something other than water which will remove the impurities, such as toilet paper, fabric, stones or something else.Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen ... Continue Reading

Is it acceptable to use tissue only when cleaning oneself after defecating?

Is it sufficient to use tissue only when cleaning oneself after defecating, or is it essential to use water?.


Praise be to Allaah.After relieving oneself, it is obligatory to remove whatever najaasah (impurity) there is in that place, whether it is removed with water or something else, such as stones or paper or tissues, but using water is best.The scholars of the Standing Committee for Issuing Fatwas were ... Continue Reading

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