Washing after relieving oneself

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Q: After defecating, I clean myself for a long time around and inside of the anus. After sometime again when I put my finger deep inside the anus (the innermost place where finger can reach) I still find stool there. It is very painful and time consuming and I keep on checking it even later. Please tell me the proper method of washing and should I ignore that which is inside of the anus?


A: When making istinja ensure that there are no traces of impurity left around the anal passage. In order for the istinja to be complete, you do not need to remove everything inside the passage.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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