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Meaning of obligatory precaution

Q: What do you mean by obligatory precaution, do you mean prohibition or prohibition?

A: It means that one should not do if. The obligatory precaution is a term used by the religious authority when he does not have a decisive fatwa, although there are some evidence but they are not decisive enough to issue a fatwa. In this case, he will resort to obligatory precaution, meaning that you either abide by his fatwa or refer to another authority who permits it.


  1. Thank you Yasmin for your question. I too use my hand to wide the private area when pouring water to wash the impurities (urine or faeces) and I am a woman so I do this when I am on my period too.
    So this hand that I use to wash my private parts when pouring the water down does not become najis? Even if am on my period?

    Like brother Tariq, I use running water (a watering can to be specific). So if I am on my period or not on my period and I use my hand to to wash my private parts when pouring the water down, that hand does not become najis?

    If it does not become najis, does this mean I can touch my pants and put them back on before washing my hands with soap? I have been wondering this for a long time. Please help me with this question as well!

    [Please provide me with answers for when I am on my period and not on my period. Thank you very much for the assistance!]

    • A: It is becoming an obsession that you have to get rid of . Consider things to be Taher (pure) and relief yourself from these doubts.

  2. Brother/sister M.A's question raised some questions for me. I would like an individual response for each of my questions please. I will put them in parts.

    a) If a woman is on her period and washes with running water with her hand, that hand does not become najis?

    b) While washing with running water (using a watering can), the water splashes on the toilet seat, does the seat become najis? What if it splashed on clothes?

    c) If a woman has washed the private area but would like to refill the watering can because she wants to wash again, and water drizzles down her leg which may or may not be from the private parts. If it is from the private parts however, does the whole leg become najis?

    Please provide seperate answers to my questions. Thank you very much.

    • a) Do not defile this hand does not become Najis.

      b) Even if the water splashes , no problem

      c) Even if the water is splashes, it is deemed Tahir not Najis.

      In all these cases, they do not become Najas even if some water is spilled around.

  3. I'd also like to add onto my previously submitted question regarding feces (poo) regarding uncertainty. So if one must wash again due to feces (poo) still present after wiping and gets up and notices water driping down their leg when refilling the watering can, what if one is uncertain if the water came from the area where the feces (poo) or just the surrounding areas such as the thighs or the bum cheeks?

    I have a similiar question to those above. For example, I am in the bathroom and I am washing away feces (poo) and then after I finish washing I wipe with a tissue and notice there is still feces (poo) in the area.
    If I get up and refill my watering can to wash the area again but some water is dripping down my leg possibly from the area where the feces (poo) comes out from as I may not have wiped all the water off from the previous wash, do my legs become najis?

  4. I have a similiar question to the above.
    If a woman has her period and she is washing her urine/feces with running water, because she is on her period, does the hand she uses to assist with wiping off the urine/feces while pouring with running water najis or is the hand deemed pure.
    Also, if a woman on her period finishes washing urine/feces and wipes with a tissue but some water is still there and drops on her clothes when she gets up, are her clothes demed najis?
    Also, general question, if anyone whether they are on their period or just generally, when they are washing after urine/feces and some water when washing splashes on their clothes when they are pouring the water and washing and wiping with their hand, are the clothes deemed najis?

    • A: It does not become NAJAS . It becomes purified (tahir) when Taharah occurs.

  5. My question is: If a person washes their urine or feces with running water and uses their hand to assist with wiping when pouring, is the had that is used to wipe najis even though it is constantly under the running water?

    • No, it does not become Mutanajasa (impure) . It becomes Tahir when the Taharah is established.