Is Ghusl necessary after performing a colonoscopy?

Question:

Muhtaram Dear Mufti Saab

1) Does a colonoscopy make ghusl incumbent?

Awaiting the answer of dear Mufti Saab

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

A colonoscopy is an exam used to look for changes — such as swollen, irritated tissues, polyps or cancer — in the large intestine (colon) and rectum. During a colonoscopy, a long, flexible tube (colonoscope) is inserted into the rectum. A tiny video camera at the tip of the tube allows the doctor to view the inside of the entire colon.

Undergoing a colonoscopy does not necessitate Ghusl. However, if any matter or liquid exits the anus, one’s Wudhu will be invalidated.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Arshad Ali

Darul Iftaa, Jaamia Madinatul Uloom (Trinidad)

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