How Should I Deal with Splashes from the Toilet Bowl?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi


I have prayed without washing the splashes of water from my body that reached me while I was relieving myself in the toilet. Was my prayer valid?


In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

I pray this finds you in the best of states. The splashing from the toilet bowl water onto your body is impure. Thus, if the surface of the impure water that has reached your body was wider than a circle with a diameter of five centimeters your prayer was invalid. You will have to make it up. [Shurunbulali, Nur al-Idah]

If it was equal to or less than five centimeters then your prayer was valid because this amount of filth is excused. [Ibid]

Allah, Most High, says: ‟Purify your garments.” [Quran, 74:4]

This verse indicates that it is a condition for the validity of the prayer to be free from filth. [Badr al-Din al-Ayni, Binaya]

And Allah knows best.


[Ustadh] Sufyan Qufi
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Sufyan Qufi is an advanced seeker of knowledge, originally from Algeria, who grew up in France. He began searching far and wide for answers to the fundamental questions of life and was disappointed at the answers he found.

Then he connected with various traditional teachers and gradually connected with SeekersGuidance. He embarked on his journey of learning through the various teachers at SeekersGuidance, including his mentor Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.

He studied numerous texts in Islamic Law, Theology, Hadith, and other areas with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other teachers, including Shaykh Abdurrahman al-Sha‘ar, Shaykh Ali Hani, and others.

He is an active instructor at SeekersGuidance and answers questions through the SeekersGuidance Answers Service.