How Should I Clean Myself in the Toilet During Ramadan?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum How should I clean myself in the toilet during Ramadan in order to avoid breaking my fast? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh I pray you are well. You should clean yourself as you do when you are not fasting and stop worrying about water […]

How Can I End Urine Drops Quickly? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, After using the bathroom I use toilet paper to clean up the remaining drops of urine. This however takes a very long time. Everytime I squeeze and get rid of the drop another one takes it’s place. Do I have to get rid of the drops that […]

Does Feeling an Itch in the Rear End Means That I Have to Repeat My Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, If I get an itchy feeling in the back passage during or after prayer, then go the bathroom to check if there is filth and discover traces of it by using toilet paper should I renew my wudu and repeat my prayer because of the exiting of […]

Istikhara: The Prayer of Seeking Guidance

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: How is salat ul-Istikhara prayed?  Is it meant to be prayed several days in a row until a decision is made, or only once? Is it meant to be prayed after one has pretty much made up their mind, or when someone hasn’t really figured out what to do? […]

Wet Fingers Inside the Body While Washing the Private Parts and Fasts

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu aleikum, I always thought to enter a state of purity one must clean the anal area completely and that would require using wet fingers inside the anus. I think many of my fasts were invalidated due to water entering my body through this channel. What should I do […]

Filthy Water on one’s Clothes

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: If the water that you did istinja with fell on your clothes unclean whist accidentally wiping oneself. It constantly occurs and i cant keep throwing away clothes. Is it alright if i overlook this? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I hope you are in the best […]

How to Wash Filth From the Private Parts [Istinja]?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Untill now I had always thought passing wind invalidates wudu so wudu aswell as istinja must be performed but have recently read that only wudu needs to be done. How does breaking wind make you impure and how does wudu make you pure if you have not washed the […]

Doubts About Purity After Using the Bathroom

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Asslam u alykum. I am suffering from extreme waswasa. You can not imagine my pain.  I fear going to bathroom.  I have been told to ignore them.  My question is if I ignore waswasa about purity, but in reality I amnot pure, what will happen to my salah? I’m not sure what to […]

How to Maintain Purity for Prayer With a Non-Excused Urine Dripping Problem

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I have trouble keeping wudu because of a medical issue resulting in the dribbling of small amounts of urine after going to the bathroom. I end up holding my bladder for the entire afternoon and I pray dhur, asr, and maghrib on the same wudu instead of using the […]

Is Washing Filth From the Private Parts [Istinja] Necessary After Passing Gas?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: In the Hanafi school, does breaking wind necessitate istinja as well as wudhu, or just wudhu? and what is the evidence for this? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you’re well, insha’Allah. No, breaking wind does not necessitate istinja. It is a sunnah to […]