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Are Splashes on the Body from Washing My Private Parts After Relieving Myself Impure?

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Question:  Salam, if you wouldn’t mind answering this question without referring to other ones that would be greatly appreciated. When washing myself in the bathroom, if the water I used to clean myself splashes once falling into the toilet, is that excusable? I’ve read some conflicting answers on the website, so I am confused.

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

Assalam’aleykum,I pray this finds you in the best of states.

Jazakum Allah khayr for your question!

No, the splashes on the legs and feet are not impure. Impurity is a ruling given by the Shari’a to something. In general, when there is great difficulty avoiding impurity – such as splashes when relieving oneself – it is excused. An explicit example of this is small splashes of urine coming into contact with one’s body of clothes.

The Shari’a deems them to be pure in this situation, even if they come into contact with one clothes or other objects.

This is usually an issue with eastern toilets where one is required to squat. When finished you can simply pour a small amount of water over your feet and move on. The default assumption is that the floor, the sandals, and your person are all now pure. (Ibn ʿAbidin, Radd al-Muhtar).

 Please see: https://seekersguidance.org/answers/hanafi-fiqh/splashes-body-washing-private-parts-relieving-impure/

And Allah knows best.

May  Allah Most High grant you the best of this world and the next. Please keep us in your du’as!


[Sidi] Sufyan Qufi

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