Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: Assalam ‘aleykum.
I use a lot of water to clean myself after relieving myself. If not I feel I have not purified myself. I spend a lot of time checking for possible urine drops.
Doing istinja takes me about 30-40 minutes and this causes trouble to my family. Can you advise me on this?
Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah.
Seek refuge from the devil, and make a short supplication before you begin.
Do not try to be cautious. Mind talk delights the devil– the one who actually seeds such misgivings.
You need to ignore your “feelings,” and leave investigation and “being convinced.” Your washings should not exceed seven. Pouring and then rubbing is considered one washing.
Most of what you mention is excessiveness and misgivings, and not what the scholars of Islam said to do.
And Allah alone knows best.
Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani