Wetness around private parts

Sep 28, 2021 | Taharah (Purity)


When performing istinjua after urinating I use water for washing (I use the Muslim Shower) I then dry myself with tissue. I suffer from extreme waswas and want to remove this. This can be done through knowledge. After drying I feel as if water is exiting the urethra or the vagina I do not know for certainty which. What is the ruling here? I do see water on undergarment garment or tissue. My research shows that any water that exits the urethra is impure ( even after washing) as it may contain nijasat- so how can we prevent water entering the urethra? Or is this research wrong? Even after drying I see Water droplets. I get up dry and wash again, get up dry and wash again to the point where I started getting an Infection. I can ignore this and just start wudu or my day to day routine, but is this correct. I think one of the sahaba suffered from this and was advised to sprinkle water on undergarment. My case is I know for sure water droplets come out after drying, so there is no doubt here, what can a female sister do?



You need to determine where the water is coming from. If you are sure that the water is coming from the urethra then the fluid will be impure and will break your wudu each time it comes out. You would need to wait until the fluids stop coming out before you perform wudu and pray salat.

After washing and drying yourself, you should place a tissue or other material to absorb any impure fluid coming out. Bare in mind that if some small drops of fluid do come out, you do not have to wash yourself again. You can just dispose of that tissue provided that that the fluid did not cover an area of the body roughly the size of a 50p coin. Thereafter, perform wudu and continue with your day.

If this is an on-going issue and fluid keeps coming out then you may be classed an excused person (ma’dhur). Rulings of an excused person can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fx2f3JJfPI

If the water is just left over water from washing yourself and remained on the outside of your body and did not go in, then this water will be pure.

It is very unlikely that water used to wash yourself will go into the urethra and then come out again later, though you may want to speak to a medical professional to confirm this. If it turns out to be the case then you will apply the rules mentioned above regarding water exiting the private parts.

Answered by:
Ifta Research Fellow

Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel