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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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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How does a Muslim complete his urination?

I heard that Istibra where one coughs or gets up and walks a little or squeezes the head of the penis to ensure all drops of urine have exited the body is an innovation. Instead he should simply wait ...
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Should a woman pray when she has discharge?

I had my period a week ago and am back on the contraception pill, but experienced some discharge on my liner when I have gone to the bathroom a few times today and want to know if I can just clean ...
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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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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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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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ِDo we have to make wudu separately after ghusl?

Salam, Please clear this doubt with reference: If we perform ghusl properly, is it necessary to do wudu after it or just the wudu during the ghusl is enough? In ghusl we do a small wudu and I am ...
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Will my pure clothes become impure by washing them in a washing machine with impure clothes?

I wash all my clothes and bedsheets together, whether pure or impure, in a washing machine. Will all pure clothes become impure?
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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 ...
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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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What dirty (but ritually clean) surfaces can you pray on?

Someone may think that mud or dirt is not permitted but you can pray on that I understand. Why is this and what other "dirty" surfaces can you pray on which a non-Muslim would think of? You are not ...
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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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Tahaara and waswas [closed]

Assalamualaykum, I have a problem with severe waswasa. I have urinary incontinence. And I'm scared of touching things. When i go to the toilet and wash my bum and move my hand some water falls on the ...
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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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How to attain full purity? Please see details

Assalamoalaikum. I have a question in my mind from past few days. The question is that after having sexual intercourse or, say, after masturbating one does ghusl to attain purity. But what if some ...
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Urine scales on clothes [closed]

If we wake up with piss, we will have to change the clothes if 1 or 2 spots fall in the cloth. What does it look like
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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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Is taking off shoes when entering your house Islamic?

This practice is no doubt hygienic especially so if you have a baby crawling on the floor and carpets but is there anything in Qur'an or Sunnah? We take our shoes off for the mosque so is this ...
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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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When is it required for a man to start trimming his moustache?

Found in Sahih Bukhari #5891 and Sahih Muslim #257, the hadith below suggest it is Sunnah to trim one's moustache: عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ سَمِعْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ...
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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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Is it permitted to cut hair before janaba bath?

Last week, I had to perform janaba bath. Then I began to cut nails before going to bath(that day is a friday). But, my friend stopped me to cut off the nails. He said that it is not permitted in ...
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What to do if clothes have dried urine on them?

I have a problem that I often fear I passed a small amount of urine during my prayer. This happens so often that I tend to store the clothes I fear may have the impurity on them in my room and not ...
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Purifying Things That Can Not Be Cleaned With Water

How Can I Purify Books Pages If Semen/Sperm Or Urine Fall On Them? I Mean, How Can I Purify Things That Can Not Be Cleaned Or Purified By Water?
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Is there a condition to use only toilet tissue for cleaning?

The ahadith mention using water or a minimum of 3 stones (stones=toilet tissue today) and the number should be odd. Scholars state both can be used together even though there is no Hadith where both ...
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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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Can books be used if they are touched by impure things? And how?

If impurities like urine, feces, blood and other impure things fall on the pages of many books, will those books be usable or forever rendered unusable? For example, can one pray salah after reading ...
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What should be the minimum duration of istijmar?

My cousin said to me that he heard somewhere that it is required for men to do istijmar (dry cleaning private parts after bathroom) for a duration that is taken to walk 40 yards. The reason he said is ...
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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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Ritual impurity in pants

I have mud on my pants but it does not get off even after washing. These are just stains. Is this considered najs and can I be able to pray salah wearing these pants?
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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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Should I check my underwear each time before prayer?

Sometimes I find impurities on my underwear. So should I check for impurities each time before salah? I also have feeling sometimes of impurity but don't know if it's a waswasah or not.
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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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Can we recite Durood while impure?

My question is that can one recite Durood while impure? Or Salawats? Is there any hadith or Ayah (verse) regarding that?
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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 to do after urination in the kitchen sink? [closed]

My father, who's of old age, urinated in kitchen sink as bathroom was occupied and we have only one bathroom. Now what should we do as kitchen sink is used not only for washing utensils but also meat,...
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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 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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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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Do I need ghusl after after leaking from my penis when being affectionate with my wife?

I'm married. I have noticed that sometimes drops come out of my penis like transparent water when I hug my wife or kiss her. Do I have to take a bath after this or my clothes become unclean?
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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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Will my prayer mat become impure by washing it together with clothes that have sperm on them?

I washed my prayer mat (janemaz) with an article of clothing having sperm on it. Will the prayer mat become impure?
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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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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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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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After urinating and making wadu a thin line of urine appears; do I need to redo wadu? [duplicate]

After urination and performing wadu, sometimes a thin line of urine arises but it's not enough to form a drop of urine. After cleaning it with a tissue paper, will I make Wadu?
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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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Is my ablution still valid?

I recently shifted to European country and for my surprise there are no bidet or Muslim showers, so I was told that people use toilet paper. Given that, does one ablution break or does one have to do ...
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If I have urine on my clothes but do not know it?

Now suppose I have some urine or some drops of urine on my cloth. But I do not know it and am not aware of it. Now, I go and perform my salat. Now, will my salah be ok? Or does it become qada?
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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 ...