Q: Can I do istinja with toilet paper instead of water? Will my wudhu be valid if I just use toilet paper instead of water for istinja then perform the rest of the wudu or do I need to always use water?
A: Istinjaa has to be made with water.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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.