Question: Does vaginal discharge nullify one’s state of purity?
Assalāmu ‘alaykum dear sister in faith,
The release of Leukorrhea, more commonly know as vaginal discharge, is a normal, healthy aspect of a women’s physiology.
Leukorrhea can be white, yellow, or green. Discolored discharge that is accompanied by an odor, irritation, itching, pain, or inflammation is abnormal and is usually a sign of infection.
However, the regular whitish or yellowish discharge that a woman experiences on a daily basis is pure in accordance with the sounder view in the Hanafi School. [Tahtawi, Hashiya on Maraqi al-Falah]
It is not necessary to remove it from one’s clothing before prayer. Its release would not necessitate ghusl nor wudu.
And Allah, Most High, knows best.
[Ustadha] Iman Badawi
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani