Istinjā & the Ablution


If someone relieved themselves and performed Istinjā with water and didn’t perform Wudhū.

Then later the time for the prayer entered, does he perform Wudhū alongside Istinjā?


It’s not a condition in the Wudhū to perform Istinjā if one didn’t have a need to relieve themselves.

So just performing Wudhū suffices, due to the statement of Allah, the Most High:

(إِذَا قُمْتُمْ إِلَى ٱلصَّلَوٰةِ فَٱغْسِلُوا۟ وُجُوهَكُمْ…)

“When you intend to offer As-Salāt (the prayer), wash your faces…”

Answered by:
Shaykh Abu Hatim Yusuf Al-‘Inaabi Al-Jazaa’iree – may Allah preserve him.


Answered on:
27th, Muharram, 1438H

Translated by:
Abu ‘Abdirrahman ‘Abdullaah bin Ahmed Ash-Shingaani