Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch
Is dry skin impure?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate
No. Dry skin, as well as any other part of the human body that does not contain flowing blood or no pain is experienced when removing them.
[Tahtawi/Shurunbulali, Hashiyat Maraqi al-Falah]
According to this definition, all of the following are considered pure:
- cut hair
- peeled scab
- fingernail trimmings
- toenail trimmings
Hope this helps.
Allah knows best,
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Shaykh Yusuf Weltch is a teacher of Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he then completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences. He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he stayed for three years studying in Dar Al-Mustafa under some of the greatest scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib. In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Qur’an and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic history, and several texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.