Is a Small Amount of Impurity Excused?

Shafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad


I read that a small amount of impurity can be overlooked if ordinary people consider it to be small. Is it true? Does this apply to both body and clothes?


Thank you for your question.  May Allah guide you in making your worship easy and simple.

Yes, a small amount of impurity (najis) in our school can be overlooked. Shaykh Jamir explains it very clearly in this link:
Are Blood and Pus Considered Impurities in the Shafi’i School?

May Allah give you tawfiq and give you a tremendous reward for trying to learn what is correct in your fiqh.
[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.