*QUESTION*
What is the fatwa regarding clear or white discharge
and wudhu and salaah? Is it different to discolored
discharge? Someone told me that if you discharge in
your salaah, your wudhu and salaah is broken. Does this
mean that I have to make qadha of my previous years of salaah as I was unaware of this ruling?

*ANSWER*
The Fuqahā (Jurists) generally state the rulings for three types of fluids (discharges) experienced by women.
They are as follows:
_Fluid from the Farj al-Khārij (Vulva-the external region of the vagina)_
_Fluid from the Farj ad-Dākhil (Vagina)_
_Fluid produced anywhere beyond the Farj ad-Dākhil (beyond the vagina)_

●The first type of fluid is pure and does not invalidate
Wudhū.
●The second type of fluid, according to the preferred view is pure and does not nullify Wudhu.
●Regarding the third type of discharge, the discharge
produced in any region beyond the Farj ad-Dākhil
(vagina) is impure and nullifies Wudhu. This includes discharge produced in the uterus and cervix.

The normal discharge experienced by women is
produced in the vagina and at times it may be produced
in the cervix (cervical mucus).

Hence, if a female is certain that the discharge she is
experiencing is produced only in the vagina then such
discharge is pure and does not nullify the Wudhū.
However this ruling is applicable on condition the
discharge is clear or white (normal color). If it is mixed
with blood or discharge due to arousal (Madhi) the
Wudhu will be invalidated.

However, if a female is unaware of the exact origin of her discharge (the vagina or the cervix) as may happen
in many cases , then she must renew her Wudhū and
purify herself before Salāh.

This is so because of the
possibility the discharge may be from the cervix and
thus impure.

If a woman experiences a constant discharge and she
does not know the source of the discharge, then she will
qualify as a Ma’zoor (excused person).

A Ma’zoor shall make Wudu for every Fardh Salah. The
Wudhu of a Ma’zoor remains valid for the duration of
the Salah time. During this time she can read Nafl and
Quran. All the factors which break Wudhu besides the
factor responsible for making one Ma’zoor, will nullify the Wudhu of a Ma’zoor.

If the discharge you experienced in the past was clear or white, you do not have to do Qadha of your past Salaahs. Precaution should be exercised in the future.

We have arrived at this conclusion after researching the matter and consulting with several gynaecologists.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Arshad Ali
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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