Sufficing with toilet paper for istinja

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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.


Answered by:

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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