Water that splashes on the body while washing the penis

Q: A man says that whenever he cleanses his male organ (the penis) with water after urination, some water affects the spot around his genitals, and sometimes this used water splashes back from the seat of the toilet.Furthermore, the questioner elaborates saying that he tries to wash every place which this water affects, for he read in one of the books of Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) that the water used in cleansing an impurity is impure as well. In consequence, he became full of doubts lest he should not wash (Part No. 4; Page No. 199) every place which this used water affected. So, he sometimes takes a bath after performing Istinja' (cleansing the private parts with water after urination or defecation). What do you say to him, for this case may be general owing to the kind of toilets used in houses and Masjids (mosques)?


A: A Muslim should protect himself from getting soiled by Najasah (ritual impurity) and must maintain Taharah (ritual purification), because Salah (Prayer) is not valid if the person is aware of being defiled by any of it. If the water that is scattered during the cleansing of the genitals carries Najasah, the place it affects should be cleansed with clean water. If it does not carry Najash, then this water is clean and there is no problem, bearing in mind that the principle ruling is that water cleanses rather than defiles. Moreover, one should guard himself against things that bring Waswasah (insinuating thoughts from Satan).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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