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Is Istinja’ Required before Wudu?

Question

Does a person have to do Istinja’ (wash the private parts with water) every time he wants to do wudu?

Summary of answer

Istinja’ is not necessary each time a person wants to do Wudu. It is essential after passing urine or stools, when a person must wash his private parts before doing Wudu for prayer.

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

Istinja’ is not necessary each time a person wants to do Wudu. It is essential after passing urine or stools, when a person must wash his private parts before doing Wudu for prayer.

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Source: Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 5/102