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Discharge

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Salaam Alaikum.

I am a 42 year old married woman that gets discharge a lot and for me to not get it on my underwear I insert my finger to get it out. Not in a sexual way. Not in an arousal way as I have a healthy intimacy with my husband BUT only so I don’t get my underwear dirty. Is this allowed? I know it will invalidate wudu but am I allowed to do this?

JazakAllah Khair

Answer

Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

You should not insert your fingers in your private area, even if it is to clean impurity. Rather, you should insert cotton wool, or, even better, let the impurity come out naturally and wear a pad to protect your clothes from getting soiled.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best

Wassalaam,

Ismail Moosa (Mufti)

References

ولا يلزم تطهير الباطن فلا تدخل اصبعها في قبلها (الفتاوى البزازية – 1/ 5)

ولا تدخل المرأة أصبعها في قبلها للاستنجاء كما في الخانية (البحر الرائق – 1/ 253)

والمرأة تصعد بنصرها وأوسط أصابعها معا ابتداء خشية حصول اللذة (نور الايضاح ونجاة الارواح ص: 15)

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