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Does My Wudu Break If I Go to the Bathroom? The Explanation You're Looking For

Does My Wudu Break If I Go to the Bathroom?

Hi again! The validity of wudu when a Muslim is in the bathroom is a popular discussion for some Muslims. I conclude this because they don't know for sure whether their wudu is broken or not if they go to the bathroom. A common question about it is: does my wudu break if I go to the bathroom?

Whatever your reason for opening this article, I'm pretty sure you're looking for an explanation about the validity of your wudu if you go to the bathroom. Don't worry! I will not let you down today. That's what I will explain now. You just need to read this article to the end!

What Counts as Breaking Wudu?

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First of all, I will explain the answer to one important question that will help you understand the main topic in this discussion: what counts as breaking wudu? You have to understand that well because there are some Muslims who don't understand it. I think you don't want to be like them, do you?

In general, there are two main things that break wudu:

Major Hadas (الحَدَثُ الْأَكْبَرُ)

What is meant by major hadas is an impure condition in your body caused by one of six things as follows:

  • Died (for men and women).
  • Menstrual blood no longer comes out (only for women).
  • Postpartum blood does not come out anymore (only for women).
  • After giving birth (only for women).
  • Husband and wife personal relationship on the bed (for men and women).
  • Sperm out (men and women).

In Islam, major hadas (one of the things that break wudu) can be removed by ghusl Janabah (غُسْلُ الْجَنَابَةِ). Ghusl Janabah is bathing by wetting all body skin and with certain Niyyah. I say again, by wetting all body skin.

The Niyyah for ghusl Janabah is follows:

نَوَيْتُ الْغُسْلَ لِرَفْعِ الْحَدَثِ الْأَكْبَرِ فَرْضاً لِلَّهِ تَعَالَى

I intend to do ghusl to eliminate major hadas, as an obligation, because of Allah Taala.

One important thing that you should know is, that if you cannot do ghusl Janabah because of something that is justifiable in Islam, such as no water, extreme cold weather, sickness which means you cannot be exposed to water, and so on, you can do tayammum as an alternative.

Tayammum is using holy dust to wipe the face and hands with Niyyah as follows:

نَوَيْتُ التَّيَمُّمَ لِإِسْتِبَاحَةِ الصَّلَاةِ فَرْضًا لِلَّهِ تَعَالَى

I intend to perform Tayammum in order to be allowed to pray, as an obligation, because of Allah Taala.

Minor Hadas (الحَدَثُ الأَصْغَرُ)

Minor hadas is an impure condition in your body that is caused by one of five things as follows:

  • Vomiting and nosebleeds.
  • Loss of consciousness due to sleep, madness, and so on.
  • Something that comes out of two private ports: the front hole and the back hole.
  • Touching other people's vital organs (front or back) using the palm of the hand or the inside of the finger.
  • If the skin of a man and a woman who is not a mahram touches without a barrier.

In Islam, minor hadas can be removed by wudu. If you cannot perform wudu because of reasons that are acceptable in Islam, you can perform tayammum as an alternative.

Those are the things that break wudu!

Does My Wudu Break If I Go to the Bathroom?

Hi! Are you still with me? Now I will explain the answer to the question that is the main topic of this discussion: does my wudu break if I go to the bathroom? You must read the explanation below carefully so that there are no more questions about it in your mind. Of course, if you still have questions about it, don't hesitate to write them down in the comment column. I will be very happy if I can dialogue with you.

Honestly, if you understand everything I've explained in the previous few paragraphs, you can conclude the answer to the question. If you are still unsure, answer the two questions below!

  • Do you see that going to the bathroom is one of the things that causes you to have a major hadas? No!
  • Do you see that going to the bathroom is one of the things that causes you to have minor hadas? No!

Thus, going to the bathroom does not break your wudu. That's the answer.

Are There Specific Places That Can't Be Used for Wudu?

At the end of this discussion, I will explain the answer to one question that is still related to the main topic in this discussion: are there specific places that can't be used for wudu? You have to understand that very well so that you have a good and a lot understanding of what we are discussing in this article.

In simple terms, if you read some literature on Islamic law regarding wudu, you will not find specific explanations about places that may not be used for wudu. What this means is that you can perform wudu anywhere. You can do it in the bathroom, at the mosque, on the highway, at school, at the mall, at the market, and so on.

It is true, there are some experts in Islamic law who recommend that wudu not be performed in the bathroom. But their reasons are as follows:

  • Muslims will say the word "Allah" in Niyyah for wudu.
  • It is feared that Muslim clothes or bodies will be exposed to uncleanness (najis) in the bathroom (najis/uncleanness does not break wudu).

Do you have any questions? Please write in the comment column!

Akhmad Syafiuddin
Akhmad Syafiuddin Muslim. Graduate of Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

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