Was My Wudu Nullified by a Thick White Fluid Flowing Out of My Toe?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam


While performing wudu today on my damaged toe, I saw some whiteness on the side. When I wiped it, it didn’t move, and I assumed it was skin. However, when drying my foot, I found it to be thick fluid.

Would this be considered filthy since it spread beyond the point of exit?


I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

Yes, if it flowed out on its own or by an agent [= like your squeezing it out], then the ablution (wudu) would be nullified.

See: A Reader on Waswasa (Baseless Misgivings)

And Allah alone gives success.
[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 memorized 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.