Doubts regarding istinja

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Q: When doing istinja, I wipe a lot, then use a wet tissue to wipe, then a dry tissue again, when I see no traces, I wet my hand and use water. I see no actual traces of impurity, but the water always returns looking cloudy. Like with a white cloudy tinge. I keep going because if the water is changed by impurity then it is impure, but it continues to look like this and I always end up giving up and getting in the shower. I’m not sure what to do. Is this water impure?


A: You do not need to do all this. Just washing is sufficient. You do not need to keep washing and checking the tissue.

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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