Istinja' and Istijmar

Q: There is some person when his Wudu' (ablution) becomes nullified because of urination, he can not be totally cleared from urine, as after performing Istijmar (cleansing the private parts with solid material after urination or defecation), one or two drops drip, which makes him wait about 10 minutes before performing Wudu'. Sometimes while traveling in a mail car, he faces a difficult and embarrassing situation when he goes to relieve himself. The driver does not allow him to stay for a while after urination. What should he do in this case? Is it sufficient for him to perform Istinja' (cleansing the private parts with water after urination or defecation) after he thinks the dripping has stopped, or what should he do?


A: All Praise be to Allah Alone and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, his family, and Companions. What this man feels after relieving himself and according to what is mentioned in the question may be just an urge. In this case, this feeling must be disregarded. It also can be urine. In this case, he should repeat Istinja' or he can just perform Istijmar then Wudu'.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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