Can a Woman Insert Her Finger in Her Private Part With the Intention of Cleaning

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Fatwa ID: 04938


Answered by: Maulana Mohammed Kamran Abid




Salaam Alaikum, I am a 42-year-old married woman that gets discharge a lot and for me to not get it on my underwear I insert my finger to get it out. Not in a sexual way as I have healthy intimacy with my husband BUT only so I don’t get my underwear dirty. Is this allowed? I know it will invalidate wudu but am I allowed to do this?



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




It is not permissible for a woman to insert her finger in her private part even with the intention of cleaning.[1] Instead, the use of a pantiliner on the underwear would be better in order to prevent the discharge from coming out on the underwear.



Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Mohammed Kamran Abid

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1] وَيَجِبُ عَلَى الْمَرْأَةِ غَسْلُ فَرْجِهَا الْخَارِجِ فِي الْجَنَابَةِ وَالْحَيْضِ وَالنِّفَاسِ وَيُسَنُّ فِي الْوُضُوءِ. كَذَا فِي مُحِيطِ السَّرَخْسِيِّ وَفِي الْفَتَاوَى الْغِيَاثِيَّةِ وَلَا تُدْخِلُ الْمَرْأَةُ أُصْبُعَهَا فِي فَرْجِهَا عِنْدَ الْغُسْلِ وَهُوَ الْمُخْتَارُ كَذَا فِي التَّتَارْخَانِيَّة. (الفتاوى الهندية ج 1 ص 16. دار الكتب العلمية)



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