Do All Vaginal Discharges Invalidate My Wudu?

Do All Vaginal Discharges Invalidate My Wudu?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum

I am excused to renew wudu due to regular discharge. How often do I need to change my pad/cloth?

If I saw my cloth soiled do I need to repeat any prayers?

Does wudu break if any discharge exits the vagina?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

Clear [or white] vaginal discharge does not invalidate your ritual ablution (wudu) as it is legally considered to be akin to a form of sweating. But if renewing your ablution doesn’t involve much hardship, it would be superior to do so given the difference of opinion on the matter.

Otherwise, discharge often naturally changes colour after exit and oxidation; therefore, what counts is the colour of the discharge at the time of exit, namely, when fresh. If clear or white, your ablution would be valid.

[Haskafi, al-Durr al-Mukhtar (1.233)]

Please also see: Do Clear or White Vaginal Discharges Invalidate Wudu? and: Does Vaginal Discharge Break Wudu?

And Allah Most High alone knows best.


[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorised the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.