What is the Ruling on Discharge From the Internal Part of the Uterus?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


Does clear/white vaginal discharge from the internal part nullify wudu? I struggle to understand what constitutes the internal part and often redo wudu unnecessarily when I feel something coming out. Can you clarify this?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

I pray you are in good faith and health. Thank you for your question.

What was probably meant was that discharge that is not related to menstruation, like discharge from vaginal infections, childbirth, or sexual arousal. However, in your case, it is vaginal discharge you are experiencing, not any other, so remain assured. You do not need to do wudu.

Below is a list:

Comparison of Different Vaginal Discharges

Normal Vaginal Discharge is  Completely white or clear, like cloudy lotion, egg whites, pasty, or tacky or clear. There is a difference of opinion. However, it is akin to sweat and pure and clean.

Discharge from vaginal infections is white, gray, or green. It is clumpy, fish stench, the vagina itches or burns, the vulva gets swollen, or the sex hurts. Wudu is required, and it’s filthy.

Arousal fluid is clear, the quality of it is wet, sticky, and slippery, only exits upon arousal, and wudu is required.
Orgasmic Fluid is yellow, and the quality is thin and watery at the time of orgasm; a ghusl is required, and it is filthy.

[Ackbarali, A Muslim Woman’s Guide to Menstruation Rulings]


Every woman must record her menses, lochia, and purity habits. The date and time any vaginal blood begins, including the spotting of blood, and the date and time any vaginal blood ends.

I advise contacting a local reliable female scholar who is well-versed in menstruation matters. Also, try to attend any on-the-ground and online courses on menstruation. Also, at your first instance, buy books related to the topic; some are in the link below.

It is a personal obligation (fard) for every adult woman to learn the basic rules of menstruation and to ask, as you’ve done, in the case of a complicated or unique situation). The books Woman’s Guide to Menstruation Rulings by Naielah Ackbarali and Coming of Age by Ustadha Hedaya Hartford are very accessible books to learn these rulings. They are in English and have many practical examples, life experiences, and even illustrative charts to calculate menstruation.

Also, you can download a first-ever menstruation period tracking app, which is personalized for Muslim women to understand menses, purity, irregular bleeding, lochia, etc., at first glance! The application is in harmony with religious scholarship.

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I pray this helps with your question.

[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel has received traditional education in various countries. He started his schooling in the UK and completed his hifz of the Quran in India. After that, he joined an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied secular and Aalimiyya sciences. Later, he traveled to Karachi, Pakistan, and other Middle Eastern countries to further his education. Mawlana has served as an Imam in the Republic of Ireland for several years and taught the Quran and other Islamic sciences to both children and adults. He also worked as a teacher and librarian at a local Islamic seminary in the UK for 12 years. Presently, he lives in the UK with his wife and is interested in books and gardening.