Is It Permissible to Do Istinja by Pouring Water and Then Wiping With Tissue

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Answered by: Alimah Siddiqa al-Farsiyyah


Is it permissible to do istinja by pouring water and then wiping with a tissue until clean or must you also use your hand?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

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


The aim of istinjaa is to purify oneself from impurities after relieving oneself. Therefore it is permissible if one pours water then wipes with a tissue. One is allowed to remove impurities with things other than water as long as they are not from among the forbidden things like bones, coal, food, etc.[1]

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Written by Alimah Siddiqa al-Farsiyyah

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

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[1] al-Fatawa Al-Hindiyyah 1/104-105, Al-Maktabah al-Faisal

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