Does Vaginal Discharges Invalidate Wudu?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi


Does Vaginal Discharges Invalidate Wudu?


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

I pray this finds you in the best of states.

You are seeking clarifications about whether or not vaginal discharges nullify wudu.

Vaginal discharges

Please read the answer below for more clarity on this issue:

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]

Please see: Do All Vaginal Discharges Invalidate My Wudu?

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The answer above has been given according to the Hanafi school of law, which is one of the four schools a believer can follow to know the rulings of the sacred law.

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[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.

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