Finding impurity on one’s body after istinja

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Q: Please can you help me with the following?

1. Yesterday after passing stool I showered and cleaned myself to the best of my ability. Later that day when I cleaned myself in the toilet I found my private parts were still a bit dirty. I am now concerned that due to the fact that I showered and dried myself i could have spread the najaasat all over my body and therefore wherever i sat during the day and possibly perspired could have become napaak. Please let me know if this is in fact the case and whether I have to go back and wash all the areas i sat on during the day, including my towel shoes etc

2. Sometimes after cleaning I notice a dead insect on the cloth that I have cleaned my house with, would this then make all the items I wiped with that cloth napaak and is it necessary for me to wash these items three times?

3. We were out at a restaurant with family and friends and when we got home I realised that my daughter had urinated in her pants. I then began to get concerned that she was sitting on the chairs in the restaurant and touching everything there including the food, utensils etc. Furthermore she also sat on our family and friends laps and touched their belongings. I am not sure how wet her clothes were at the time and whether the urine has made all these things napaak. Please can you advise me as to what to do in this situation.



1. Clean yourself through washing off the napaaki and unless you do not see traces of napaaki on anything, do not regard the thing to be napaak.

2. No. It will not make all the items napaak.

3. Since you do not know the time when she had urinated, you do not need to wash all the places she sat on. However, if you find traces of urine anywhere, then you should wash it.

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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