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Questions tagged [taharah]

Taharah is purity in English. Wudu provides Taharah from Hadath Al Asghar (small impurity), and Ghusul provides Taharah from Hadath Al Akbar (major impurity).

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Getting rid of ants and insect Islamic way?

In summer days my house inhabits a lot of ants.I searched for a anti insect drug but they told me that there is no drug that gets rid of ants without killing. I don't want to make a sin what do I ...
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How to stop a toddler from masturbating?

I've been bought up in a culture where masturbation is a dirty disgusting thing, something which you never do, never talk about, and never even think about, and I have always thought that islam ...
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Does dripping urine break Wudu?

Sometimes after you have finished urinating, it may happen that you drip in your pants right after you perform Wudu or before you go for prayer. So I wonder if it breaks the Wudu; what about the ...
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Does the “three times” count still apply if we use “detergent”?

I know (In Hanafi school of law or Madhab), I need to wash clothes three times to make them clean(pure). But the rule doesn't say anything about using detergent or chemicals, which can effectively ...
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What kind of pets can I keep in my house?

Islam considers cleanliness very important, and keeping some kind of pets can sometimes be a burden in terms of cleanliness. This looks like a contradiction to me. Is there a law about keeping pets? ...
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Correct Way of Shaving Pubic Hair

Assalaamualaikum , we have seen some hadiths on the importance of shaving pubic hair , but what is the right way of doing it? Is it ok if it is cut short with scissors? Narrated By Abu Huraira : I ...
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Is it haram to purposely touch a dog?

Let's say a Muslim wants to touch, pet, and play with a cute dog. They intend to purify themselves afterwards, even if they have to do it several times a day. Some people say this is haram because it ...
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Wipe off after wudu

After making wudu, is it allowed to wipe the water off the face and other parts or must simply let the water to dry by itself? What is the sunnah over that?
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How does a Muslim regain taharah after using a western style toilet?

Compared to indian style toilets, western toilets are comfortable but cleanliness-wise, worst because using it involves the resting of thighs on the commode which is mostly unclean. Though after use, ...
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Is leather tanned via modern methods still considered pure?

(question prompted by the answers on this related question) There is a sahih hadith wherein the Prophet (Peace be Upon Him) is reported to have said: When the skin is tanned it becomes purified. ...
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How to clean najas ( نجس ) Clothes according to Shariah?

How can one clean clothes, bedsheets etc after being made najas by Urine, Natural discharges etc. So that they can be used for Prayers again. What way / method Shariah teaches us for this purpose.
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Is istinja' necessary for ablution?

Can someone please tell me that, is istinja' (الإستنجاء) for ablution is necessary or not? Istinja is the Arabic term for cleaning away whatever has been passed from the urethra or anus with water, ...
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Can a woman during menses read the Quran without touching it, or read it from an electronic device?

I know that during a girl's period she is not allowed to touch the Quran. Can she read Quran without touching it, like reciting, or reading from the PC's screen, or mobile?
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Islamic way of visiting the toilet

I would like to know if there are any Hadith that recommend what kind of toilets one must use. Such as Western toilets (Water closet) or Squat toilets.
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Is it mandatory to wash hair after having sex?

i know that after sexual intercourse it is necessary to wash full body, but does that always include washing hair as well? can we sometimes avoid making our hair wet and only wash the body?
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Is it necessary to make wudu(ablution) after taking bath?

I took complete bath all over the body. Now, Is it necessary to make wudu(ablution) after this? Please, clarify me that if it is not necessary to make wudu, then how the bath should be?
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If I put on clothes with dry najasah (dry impurities), will my wudu be broken?

For example, let's say I'm wearing fresh clothes and then I perform wudu and offer salah. After I complete my salah, I change my clothes and put on trousers that have traces of dry urine on it. So, ...
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What are the conditions for talaq to be valid?

Until today I thought that one major issue for talaq being valid is that the husband shouldn't have lost his mind or be angry enough to not really be aware of what he is doing, beside other conditions ...
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Ruling on cutting of nails after sunset?

Can I cut my nails after the sunset? Is there any ruling for this ? Jazak Allah Khair
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Is Breast Milk ritually impure?

Recently when I was praying some milk started coming out of my breasts. Basically I was breastfeeding my son so after that I started to pray without a bra. After the prayer my husband saw some milk on ...
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Is wall permissible material for tayammum?

I was taught that a wall or any place that has the capability to acquire dirt can be used for tayammum but after going through this answer on What are the materials used for tayammum? which prohibits ...
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Is regular bath considered as a valid Ghusl?

For long time I thought that taking a normal bath while passing water over the all body is accepted as a valid Ghusl. But I became doubtful last days after reading some informations on the Internet. ...
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Is trimming the hair below the bottom lip allowed?

I follow the Hadith where it is said to "Leave / grow the beard and trim moustache". I have hair growing right below my lower lip; some brothers have a big hairless gap there either they don't grow ...
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Does a Muslim woman with urinary incontinence need to change her pad before each prayer?

There's various online fatawa around which describe the effect of urinary incontinence on salah prayer (e.g. IslamWeb 1, 2; SeekersHub; Zamzam Academy; MuftiOnline 1, 2, 3; Islam Q&A 1, 2, 3). ...
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Is tissue paper sufficient for the toilet?

If you are used to using water and tissue to clean it is very hard to use only tissue and feel clean. However it would depend on how solid is your output as more solidity would be less need for water ...
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Are adult diapers feasible and permissible for use?

I am a field worker. When working I don't get a secluded place to answer the natures call (I get frequently due to some disability). If I go somewhere far even for a minute, the workers under me get ...
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Is my wall pak after being exposed to waste-water?

I used to have a problem with moisture developing on my bathroom wall. According to the plumber, this was due to a leak in the waste-water pipe from the commode upstairs; the water would accumulate ...
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Can you do masah / wiping on normal cotton socks?

Scholars insist that if you wish to wipe on your socks after doing wudhu by washing your feet you must wipe on leather or Sealskinz socks. Other scholars say any socks are OK such as everyday cotton ...
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If I apply oil on my hair then is my ablution valid or not?

If I apply oil on my hair then is my ablution valid or not? I've searched this from 3 to 4 days but I can't find a proper answer which satisfy me.
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How to properly clean carpet from Najasah?

I have a nephew younger than two-year-old and a grandfather older than seventy five. It sometimes happens that they can't hold their bladder and dirty the carpet. It is not easy to roll the carpet ...
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I keep fantasizing about my future wife resulting in the release of mazi and it touching my clothes. Can I offer my prayers in this state?

I have my soon to be wife in Pakistan and we talk on Skype while I'm in USA. She is very Islamic and we never had any bad conversation or anything that we are not allowed to speak about before ...
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Would touching the private parts of our kids also invalid our wudu'?

As far as I know part of the things that might invalid wudu' is touching oneself on the private parts. As yesterday when i helped my little 3 years old son to sit on the toilet or a pisspot I needed ...
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Why does The Reliance of the Traveller highlight 216 liters of water in the context of impurities?

The Reliance of the Traveller, The Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law 'Umdat al-Salik, by Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri (translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller) states: e1.4 Impure means it is neither ...
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Is it acceptable to do Wudu in the bathroom? (Shia view)

Toilet space (room) is considered as a dirty place and ordinarily this is a place for nejasah (impurities) (and its space can be polluted due to urine/feces...), on the other hand, making Wudu is ...
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Is it permitted to make wudu during adhan?

It is happening most of the times for maghrib prayer. When I'm making wudu for prayer, the adhan was made. At this time, how I should respond to adhan? Is it permitted to make wudu during adhan? (...
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Praying when in doubt about clothes

I travel a lot and sometimes I run out of clothes and I forget if my clothes are clean or due to some intimacy between my spouse and many times I have to use toilet roll as working in office or ...
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Is there philosophical reason for unclean things (nejasat) in Islam?

I want to know why some things are unclean (najasat) in Islam. I ask this question from some people they believe cleanliness helps human avoid microbes. But my teacher tell me it isn't main reason and ...
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What should I do if I am doubting whether I am pure or not?

Recently, I have been having a lot of doubts about whether I am pure or not. The other day, I went to sleep for about an hour and after a few minutes of waking up, I went to the toilet and found a ...
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Can I pray while having cryotherapy discharge?

I went through a cryotherapy and now I have a watery discharge that changes color and is supposed to last 4-6 weeks. Can I fast and pray during this?
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If I wear dirty clothes, then wear clean clothes and do wadu, am I considered pure?

Suppose I wear clothes having dried urine on them then after some time I change the clothes and wear clean clothes and do Wudu. Now, will I be considered pure? If not then what do I have to do? And if ...
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Is this miswak (tooth stick) method from authentic sunnah?

I was watching this clip from the founder of Dawateislami. There are some things which are new to me about the use of miswak (tooth stick): Miswak shouldn't be longer than a hand-span as it will ...
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How can we tell non Muslim male guests to be wary of urine drops? [closed]

In Islam, men should sit down to pass water (urinate) as this avoids urine sprinkles / droplets going on the clothes, body, seat and floor. We aren't accustomed to cleaning up urine except for small ...
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Is my prayer valid given that I wore pants which were dirtied by water splashed onto them by a passing car? [duplicate]

It was raining. and I was walking on a road when a car and splashed dirty water on my pants. The part over which water split is from my toe up to knee. My pants were fully wet as a result. The ...
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Tidying beard by trimming allowed?

Muslim men are told to leave the beard and trim the moustache. There is some discussion whether you can trim more than a fistful of the beard. Besides that can you trim the hairs if they are sticking ...
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How should a female cleanse herself after her menses?

After having their monthly menstruation, females must purify and cleanse themselves. But how do they do this? I get that they must instantly have a shower, but is there a specific way to do it, or any ...
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Is it acceptable to cut nails, and trim hair and beard on Tuesdays?

Some people say not to cut your nails, or trim your hair and beard on Tuesdays. Is there any hadith or verse in support of this, or is it just a superstition?
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Does touching semen make you junub?

If someone became junub, then he made ghusl without washing his trousers, but then he washes the trousers after the ghusl. Does touching the maniy (semen) in this case make you junub, thus requiring ...
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Is it permitted to pray in state of Janabah, if time will run out in doing ghusl?

I want to ask, If a person wakes up at home from his regular night sleep in a state of Janabah and his condition (after he wakes up) is that: 1) he is not deprived of water at his home. 2) he has ...
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Can clean sea water be used for wudu?

In Quran 5:6 Allah sbwtl states regarding wudu from Yusuf Ali's translation: "O ye who believe! when ye prepare for prayer, wash your faces, and your hands (and arms) to the elbows; Rub your heads (...
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Is there a Shi'a based report that Prophet (as) wiped on bare feet?

Depending on how you read the verse of wudhu (5:6 in the Qur'an) you can wash the feet or wipe on them. Sunnis wash the feet as in the 1st reading and wipe on socks in a state of wudhu as in the 2nd ...