What is the ruling of najasah released by the anus but it doesn’t flow

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Fatwa ID: 03084

Answered by:  Maulana Belaal Ahmed​


What is the ruling of najasah released by the anus but it doesn't flow? Is wudhu broken? I find this if I choose to go to check myself out of paranoia before praying even though I don't feel anything.

I wipe roughly with tissue and I find very little light yellowish colour smudge.

So light you can't tell. You can barely tell unless you inspect it and stare properly.

Is wudhu broken? I have to keep checked before praying and it's just fueling my OCD. Everything just feels exhausting.

I know it's not poop otherwise it would be a more vivid brown colour. Can I just ignore this? And just so you know I do istinjaa properly and I think there's nothing there when I wipe after istinjaa.



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


In such a situation if istinjaa is done properly and one feels clean and doesn't feel anything after (istinjaa) then one should avoid checking again and again. However, if paranoia leads to one checking then you should ignore any doubts of whether wudhu  is broken or not and you will be considered to be in the state wudhu and this will fall under the following principle :

"Certainly does not come to an end with doubt


Only  Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Belaal Ahmed

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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