Using water for istinja

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Q: I just wanted to find out something regarding istinja; does water have to be poured over the private parts after using the toilet or is it permissible to use wet toilet paper?


A: Water should be used.

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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