Using water for istinja

Q: My question is regarding (wudhu) for namaz. If someone does urination and he uses paper (not water), and after that he does other parts of wudhu, washes his hands, nose, face, arms, hair and feet, so can he be declare as clean for salaah?


A: Water should be used at the time of istinja. If traces of impurity are left on one’s body due to not using water and it exceeds the amount of the circumference of one’s inner palm, then the Salaah will not be valid.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)