Dirt around the private part

Q: Dirt is formed due to sweat around my private part (black dirt) and gets stuck near the place where the circumcision begins (and this dirt can only be seen if there is an erection). Recently it occurred to me that this might have prevented the water to reach the skin during ghusl. I don’t know whether that dirt is porous or not. Was my ghusl valid which I have been doing the same way without noticing it from the day I became baaligh. If ghusl is not valid, are my clothes and the towel and all the other things which I use everyday are they paak?



1. You should clean that area and ensure that you keep the area clean, however your ghusal is valid.

2. They are paak.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)