Prayers & Duties >> Taharah (Purity)

Question # : 59525


My question is that I am working with a company in Connaught Place in New Delhi in a high rise building. As I am the single Muslim employee, there are English toilets in office. Where it is not possible to do istinja and there is no mud stone here. As I have read in many places that istinja with paper is haram. Even urinal pot is at standing height. If somehow use water it falls on pant. So kindly help me out to sort out this problem.

Answer : 59525

Published on: May 31, 2015

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 537/502/SN=08/1436)

It is makrooh to do istinja with a paper on which something is written or might be written. However, it is not makrooh to do istinja with toilet or tissue papers which is prepared for istinja and similar purposes. So you should clean the place of impurity with tissue paper after urination or passing stool. In case the urine is smeared equal to one dirham (2.75 cm) while stool equal to the weight of one mithqal (4.86 gram) then salah shall not be valid until it is washed. In such a case when the time of salah comes you should do istinja with water. In case the impurity is not more than what was stated above then it is lawful to offer salah without washing it but it is better to wash it.
لا يجب الغسل بالماء إلا إذا تجاوز ما على نفس المخرج وماحوله من موضع اللشرجوكان المجاوز أكثر من قدر الدرهم اهـ (رد المحتار على الدر المختار، 1/55 ، فصل في الاستنجاء ط: زكريا) وفيه (ص: 552) وإذا كانت العلة في الأبيض كونه آلة الكتابة كما ذكرناه يؤخذ منها عدم الكراهة فيما لا يصلح لها إذا كان قالعاً للنجاسة الخ ، وانظر: امداد الفتاوى مع حاشية 1/140.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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