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Assalam o Alaikum

i wanted to ask a question related to istibra which is i learned  istibra from the Ayatullah Sitani website and in the same time i learned from another website,which i found little bit easy compared to Ayatullah sistani way which was:The method of istibra’: Squeeze with the middle-finger of the left hand from the anus to the root of the penis three times; then holding the penis between the thumb and the fore-finger, squeeze three times from the root up to the glans; and squeeze the glans itself three times. So this way is correct,can i use this way?


In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
Wa-Alaykum Assalam Wa Rahmtu-Allah,

On Sayyid Sistanis website he says there are several ways to do so.

Yes, you can follow the instructions as you have indictated.

Remember this is a mustahab and not wajib. But it does help remove any doubt of najasat should fluid come out after urination, which in turn makes life easier.

S.L. Al-Hakim