Performing Istinja'' (cleansing

Q: Is it necessary to perform Istinja' (cleansing the private parts with water after urination or defecation) every time one wants to perform Wudu' (ablution)?

A: All Praise is due to Allah Alone and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, his family, and Companions. Istinja' is not necessary each time a person wants to perform wudu'. It is essential after passing urine or stool at which time one must clean his private parts before performing wudu' for prayer.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.