Is Istinjaa’ sufficient for fluids discharged with urine?

Question 176When I go to the toilet, may Allaah honor you, I find a drop or two drops of a yellow fluid that comes out with urine. Should I make Ghusl (full ritual bath) whenever these drops come out?

Answer: It is a must to clean oneself from anything that comes out of the front and back passage (urethra and anus), except for gas, by performing Istinjaa’ (cleansing the private parts with water after urination or defecation)… read more here.

Performing Tayammum instead of Istinjaa’

Question 175When we go for training in the desert, most ofthe soldiers perform Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth) because of the cold weather, and sometimes due to the difficulty of making Istinjaa’ (cleansing the private parts with water after urination or defecation) as there is no place to screen yourself in such open areas. Since some scholars consider making Istinjaa’ one of the obligatory steps of Wudoo’ (ablution), could you please elaborate on this ruling?

Answer: Performing Istinjaa’ is not necessary for making Wudoo’; rather, it is obligatory after passing urine or stools. Moreover, it is not permissible to perform Tayammum in the presence of water, even if the weather is very cold unless one fears getting severely ill by using water. Also, it is not permissible to resort to Tayammum due to the lack of a covered place, as your colleague can cover you with a piece of cloth or the like when necessity demands it… read more here.

Should a person cleanse their anus after they urinate?

Question 174If a person performs Istinjaa’ (cleansing the private parts with water after urination or defecation) and cleanses both the front and back passage (urethra and anus), then some waste matter is released from either, will he be required to wash the front and back private parts again or only the one involved?

Answer: If some waste matter is released from the front passage it must be cleansed, and one need not wash the back passage also, because nothing was discharged from it… read more here.

Having drops of urine discharge after performing Istinjaa’

Question 173My problem is that during the winter, sometimes drops of urine are discharged in my clothes after Istinjaa’ (cleansing the private parts with water after urination or defecation) or Wudoo’ (ablution) because of the cold weather. What is the ruling on this? Is my Salaah (Prayer) valid although my clothes are Najis (ritually impure) because of this urine?

Answer: If you are sure that drops of urine come out after Wudoo’, you should perform Istinjaa’ and then perform Wudoo’ again. The validity of Wudoo’ depends on the cessation of things that invalidate it. You should also wash your clothes and your body if they are affected by urine… read more here.

Confining oneself to Istijmaar

Question 172Is offering Salaah (Prayer) after having performed Istijmaar (cleansing the private parts with a hard material after urination or defecation) valid? Is it permissible to perform Istijmaar in the absence of water? If water later becomes available, should I make Istinjaa’ (cleansing the private parts with water after urination or defecation)?

Answer: If Istijmaar is made thrice using a pure solid object, with the exception of bones or dung, it is permissible to perform Salaah, and one need not perform Istinjaa’ even if water becomes available. This was done by the Prophet (peace be upon him) and is according to the Ijmaa` (consensus of scholars) held on this point… read more here.

Performing Wudoo’ before performing Istinjaa’ Or Istijmaar

Question 14: What is the ruling if a person performs Wudoo’ (ablution) before Istinjaa’ (cleansing the private parts with water after urination or defecation)?

Answer: All Praise is due to Allaah Alone and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, his family, and Companions. In case of doing exactly as mentioned in the question, this Wudu’ is not valid… read more here.