Touching private parts when in Istinja?

Fatwa ID: 03108

Answered by: Shaykh Umer Khan​

Question:

When in the toilet if one touches their private parts when relieving themselves, not any of the impurity that is discharged, and then they touch their clothes, will the clothes become impure?

 

Answer:

In The Name Of Allah, The Most-Merciful, The Most Kind

 

The Islāmic legal maxim "certainty shall not be warded off by doubt" (al-Qawāʻidu al-Fiqhiyyah, 15) can be applied here. If there was no known impurity (najāsah) on the hands, then the clothes will not become impure by touching them.

However, it is recommended to wash one's hands after touching the private parts (al-Durru al-Mukhtār, 1/47; Ḥāshiyatu al-Ṭaḥṭāwī ʻalā Marāqī al-Falāh, 93).

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Shaykh Umer Khan

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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