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Does Discharge Break the Wudhu?

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Answered by:  Alimah Siddiqa al-Farsiyyah​


I hold the opinion that the normal vaginal discharge that a women experiences is najis and that it requires istinjah and wudhu. I know some scholars say that the normal discharge a women gets does not nullify wudhu but I do not agree with this view. I get this discharge constantly such as that I cannot perform a single wudhu or prayer without experiencing this discharge. This discharge is not due to desire and comes out naturally. I am aware that I am a mazoor for this. However sometimes while I am a mazoor for this discharge I also experience madhi which is due to unwanted sexual thoughts or if I look at any guy by accident I get madhi. I am wondering because I am a mazoor for the other normal discharge that a women experiences would I have to redo istinjah and wudhu if I discharge madhi or is this not obligatory upon as I am suffering incontinence with the other normal discharge a women gets which is not due to desire. Please answer my question urgently as this is causing me a lot of confusion as to what I am supposed to do.

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful 


As you have mentioned, not being pure for the amount of time in which you can make wudhu and perform salah, this indicates that you’re an excused person.[1] Since you are excused due to the habitual vaginal discharge, this does not mean the same ruling will be applied for experiencing a different form of discharge, which is, the madhi. When you experience madhi, you must purify yourself and perform wudhu before praying as performing salah with this type of occasional discharge (madhi) is not valid.[2]

[1] Nurul Idhah p.57,  Maktabah al-Bushra

[2] Al-Hidaayah p.18, Maktabah al-Bushra

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Written by Alimah Siddiqa al-Farsiyyah

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