Caution when using a high-pan toilet

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I am a female, and I use a western style bathroom as that’s the only kind available here. I have a few questions regarding cleaning myself:

1. When I wash myself after using the bathroom, I wipe first until the area is dry. While I wash myself, water (that has been used) always splashes on my thigh. Since I had wiped the area dry beforehand, are the splashes on my thigh pure?

2. Also, I fill a jug with water and pour it onto my private parts to wash them, is this considered running water?

3. Lastly, I use my hands to wash myself (after wiping area dry) – if I finish washing myself with my hands, with water poured from the jug, are my hands impure? As is if I touch something while they are still wet, does that thing become impure?



1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. Your hands are pure.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)