Do All Vaginal Discharges Invalidate My Wudu?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum

I normally get clear/white vaginal discharge everyday for which I do not make wudu for. However, sometimes I have thoughts of intimacy or just a thought of being with my husband and I feel that maybe there is some discharge. But the discharge is always clear/white. Does this break my wudu?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

No, chronic vaginal discharge [which is clear or white] does not invalidate your ritual ablution (wudu) because it is legally akin to a form of sweating of the vagina walls.

However, and whenever reasonably possible, you should strive to renew your ablution to avoid the difference of opinion on the matter. This would be praiseworthy, yet not necessary.

[Ibn ‘Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar ‘ala al-Durr al-Mukhtar]

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

And Allah Most High alone knows best.

wassalam,

[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.

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