Affected with Whispers about Vaginal Discharges and Purity
Fatwa No: 448192

Question

If i wake up shortly before Fajr with the urge to go to the toilet, can i just make Wudu and pray or is it obligatory to go and also clean off any vaginal discharge? If you miss the prayer because of this is it valid or are you sinful? Please note that I have OCD and preparing myself for prayer takes a while for me.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

The vaginal discharges are pure, and it is not necessary to clean oneself from them. It is permissible to perform ablution and Prayer without the need to enter the toilet and purify oneself from these discharges.

You have to strive against these whispers, repel them, and not pay any attention to them, as being carried away with them will lead you to a great evil.

If you miss the prayer because of whispers about purity, then you must make it up and seek Allah’s Forgiveness as it is not permissible for you to deliberately delay the Prayer until its prescribed fixed time is over. Also, you are not permitted to preoccupy yourself with these whispers until the time of the Prayer elapses.

Allah Knows best.

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