Purity (Maliki)

June 19, 2022 3 mins

How Should We Deal with Someone Who Owns Dogs?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question The default ruling on the clothing of people who frequent impurities (najasa) is purity. Does this apply to people who own/work with dogs/pigs (and don’t purify themselves; difference of opinion, don’t care, non-Muslim, etc.)? My concern is that e.g. the drunkard washes regularly, meaning the filthy alcohol goes away, but […]
January 13, 2022 3 mins

Can I Keep My Dogs Which I Already Owned Before Reverting to Islam?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question I heard it is ok to keep a dog as long as it is for farming and the like. I had my dogs before I reverted to Islam. I don’t want to give them away because they are ill and old, and I don’t trust others to care for […]
January 14, 2019 1 min

Permanent Dental Retainer and Wudu

Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan is asked about the validity of wudu and ghusl when wearing a permanent retainer. I have a permanent retainer fixed to my top teeth. If they are removed my teeth will move. In the past I have committed sins but now I want to do the right thing. In terms of prayers […]
December 26, 2018 2 mins

How Do I Address My OCDs about Impurities (Najasa)?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question I have been struggling with OCD for the past few years. It’s mainly obsessive thoughts about impurities (najasa).  I have read that certain things considered najis in the Hanafi madhab aren’t najas in, for example, the Maliki school. My life would become easier if I could consider less things […]