OCD Causing Hardship with Impurities

Ustadh Salman Younas advises on how to deal with impurities when suffering from OCD. I have been struggling with OCD for the past few years. It’s mainly obsessive thoughts about impurities (najas).  I have read that certain things that are considered najis in the Hanafi madhab aren’t najas in, for example, the Maliki maddhab. My […]

How to Wash Impurities Using Washing Machines? [Shafi'i School]

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: If my pants have Madhi (pre-seminal/prostatic fluid) on it, will my other clothes become affected if I wash them together in a washing machine? What is the status of dried Madhi and Mani (semen/sexual fluid) on a fabric? Are they still dirty? Answer: Assalamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, […]

Must We Use Soil to Clean Dog Saliva, Blood, and Urine?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Is using to soil to clean only done when there are dog impurities? E.g. If I believed that there was an invisible impurity like urine or blood could I just wash it once and leave it on the rack to dry? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray that […]

Does Contact With Impurities Make a Ritual Bath Obligatory or Affect Our Ability to Pray?

Answered by Sidi Tabraze Azam Question: Are there any impurities that touch a person’s skin which then makes ghusl obligatory? And are there any impurities that come on a person’s clothes with which one cannot pray salah? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray you are in the best of health and faith. […]