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I know we are not supposed to overthink about najasat, but My question is what if I was really najis?


I have a couple of questions regarding this situation ( I follow Sistani ): I know that when you have doubts you should not think about whether something is najis or not. However, I always get scared that if I was actually najis, my prayers won’t get accepted. For example, when I use the bathroom to urinate, I feel like some urine is splashing ( I do sit down ). Now because I’m not sure if it’s urine or not, I’m supposed to not think about it. But I tell myself that if indeed urine was actually splashing, then I am najis, therefore I take multiple showers a day only because I need to urinate.
Question 1) I feel while  splashing water that I am tahir, but in reality what if it was urine, will I be considered najis because I didn’t look for better proof of najasa on me?
Question 2) I do istibra but after a while I feel like some liquid came out of my urethra, it feels like a little drop of urine but I do not have incontinence. Do I consider it tahir? ( again I tell my self that I want to consider it tahir but I get scared if it’s really urine and I become Najis )


Salamun Alaykum

Thank you for your query and mentioning your Mujtahid’s name.

Answer 1:

You do not need to take shower even if the urine has splashed. You just have to purify that particular area where najasat has touched if you are sure. If you are certain that the urine has splashed then you must make it paak but in the case of doubt it is not wajib to purify.

There is rule which saysلا تنقض الیقین بالشک, which means Yaqin doesn’t nullify or invalidate by doubt.

There are 2 things known as Al-Hukm al-Waqi’ye and Al-Hukm al-Dhahiri. The second one means(الحکم الظاهری) the Hukm which is apparently wajib on you in the case of doubt. So in your case even if a person is najis but he is not sure, he should act accordingly to his Yaqin which is that he is not considered najis. And this person will be accountable on this basis that is accountable on in Yaqin in the state of doubt.

Ruling 299. If someone doubts whether his wudū has become void or not, he must treat it as still being valid. However, if after urinating one does not perform istibrā and performs wudū, and after performing wudū some fluid is discharged about which he does not know whether it is urine or something else, his wudū is void.

Question: If a person has a lot of doubts in Wudu’, Prayer, Ghusl etc. what should he do?

Answer: He should not pay heed to his doubts and keep on considering it as valid (Saheeh).

Answer 2:

You don’t have to be Waswasi, where Waswas disturbs you a lot, don’t pay heed to it.

It is best to perform Istibra and as you already perform it but doubt about the drop which comes out, consider it Paak if it’s a doubt after Istibra and not along with urine.

As mentioned in the above answer, make your life easier by considering things Paak unless you are 100% sure.

Question: I sometimes doubt, before or after urinating, or even during sexual arousal, a liquid comes out of the urine, what’s the ruling on this liquid, is it Tahir and does it invalidate my Wudhu?

Answer: The fluid that sometimes comes out of the penis as a result of sexual arousal, called ‘madhī’, is pure. And the fluid that sometimes comes out after the ejaculation of semen, called ‘wadhī’, is also pure, and does not require ghusl. As for fluid that sometimes comes out after urinating and which is called ‘wadī’, if it has not come into contact with urine, it is pure. Furthermore, in the event that a person performs istibrāʾ after urinating and then fluid comes out and he doubts whether it is urine or one of these three fluids, it is pure. The passing of these liquids are pure and do not invalidate wuḍūʾ either.

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider