I was doing istinja and felt some urine come out. I checked to see if there was actually urine by checking my private part. I saw a water drop stay on the penis and then drop into the toilet, but this is the natural case when you pour water on the private part during istinja (i use a lota). I then wiped my private with toilet paper to further investigate and didn't see any water come out of my private. With this evidence, even if I felt urine exit, does the rule of certainty apply or not?

I'm worried because if there is urine, then it got onto the carpet, sink, and bathtub which my family also uses.

Thank you

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When you have doubt you should consider is as pure. Generally, when something was initially pure but there is doubt about it becoming Najis, it should still be considered pure. And it should be considered najis only if you are sure it is najis. and wneh somethins was initially Najis and you have doubt about it becoming pure, it should still be considered najis.

Also, it is recommended for men to perform the action of Istibra.

Istibra Issue 73: Istibra is a recommended act for men after urinating. Its object is to ensure that no more urine is left in the urethra.

There are certain ways of performing Istibra, and the best of them is that after the passing of urine, if the anus also becomes najis it is made Clean (tahir/pak) first. Thereafter, the part between the anus and the root of penis should be pressed thrice, with the mid dle finger of the left hand. Then the thumb is placed on the penis, and the forefinger below it pressing three times up to the point of circumcision, then the front part of the penis should be jerked three times.

Issue 74: The moisture which is discharged by man during wooing and courtship, is called 'Mazi'. It is Clean (tahir/pak), and so is the liquid which is seen after ejaculation. It is called 'Wazi'. Similarly, the liquid which at times comes out after urine, is called 'Wadi' and it is Clean (tahir/pak) if urine has not reached it. If a person performs Istibra after urinating, and then discharges liquid doubting whether it is urine, or one of the above mentioned three liquids, that liquid is Clean (tahir/pak).

Issue 75: If a person doubts whether he has performed Istibra or not, and then discharges a liquid about which he is not sure whether it is Clean (tahir/pak) or not, that liquid is will be deemed najis, and if he has performed Wudhu it becomes void. However, if he doubts whe ther he performed the Istibra correctly or not, and a liquid is discharged about which he is not sure whether it is Clean (tahir/pak) or not, that liquid will be Clean (tahir/pak), and it will not invalidate the Wudhu.

Issue 76: * If a person performs Istibra, and also performs Wudhu, and if after Wudhu he sees a liquid discharged, of which he knows that it is either urine or semen, it will be obligatory upon him to do Ghusl, together with Wudhu. But if he had not done Wudh u after Istibra, then Wudhu alone will be sufficient.

Issue 77: When enough time has lapsed since urinating, and one becomes sure that no urine is left in urinary passage, and then he sees some liquid, doubting whether it is Clean (tahir/pak) or not, he will consider it as Clean (tahir/pak), even if he had not done Istibra. If he has Wudhu, it will be valid.

Issue 78: Istibra is not meant for women, and if she sees any liquid and she doubts whether it is urine, that liquid is Clean (tahir/pak), and it will not invalidate Wudhu and Ghusl.


  • Thanks for the detailed answer!
    – Fuad Ahmed
    Jan 27 at 21:46
  • @FuadAhmed You're welcome! Jan 28 at 6:33
  • Hey, again thanks for answering my question. I'm just confused on something else. 1) If an impurity accidentally enters the mouth (like urine, obviously in a small amount) through something like taking a shower while your hands are wet and impure, does the impurity stay in there forever as the mouth is always wet? 2) I once had wet impurity on hands in a small amount, then cupped my hands to put water onto them and then washed my face with said water. I know that water dilutes an impurity if it runs over the latter, but since the water didn't really run over, was there still hand impurity?
    – Fuad Ahmed
    Feb 11 at 2:14
  • @FuadAhmed small amount of urine is impure. only small amount of blood on cloth has no problem. you can wash the mouth by filling and emptying it with water 3 times. the impure hand can be pure by washing it by running water (kurr water) or 3 times by Qalil water (not running water like the water in a jar). Feb 17 at 4:54

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