Mice Droppings on Sofa

Shaykh Abdul Rahim Reasat is asked if one can assume that dry mice droppings once removed from an area render the area pure. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. We had an issue with a couple of mice in my house, which we’ve cleared out. I noticed that they had left droppings on […]

Does Blood Break Wudu?

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked if wudu is broken when one comes in contact with blood. After coming home from a long day I went to the bathroom to make wudu. After doing wudu I noticed small bloodstains on the rug near my toes. I realized that some of my toes had dried blood on […]

Tank Water Mixed with Dirty Water

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat clarifies the rulings on the purity of water, what makes it impure, and whether it can be used for purification. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I suffer from OCD in religious matters for the past year. I am getting psychotherapy for it. I used to repeat prayers and wudu […]

How Do I Wash a Dry Impurity?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalamu alaykum How do I wash a dry impurity? Answer: Wa alaikum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Maraqi al-Falah is a relied-upon manual of Hanafi fiqh. The following is stated in the chapter on purification from filth: يطهر محل النجاسة غير المرئية بغسلها ثلاثا وجوبا والعصر كل مرة “It […]

How to Deal with a Possible Impure Leather in Car Interiors?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum My question is about leather on the steering wheel and interior of my car. First of all I don’t know whether it is real leather or not and if so, if it is pigskin or not. In rainy days or snowy wheather, it gets wet and could […]

How Can I Perform a Valid Ritual Bath in a Reasonable Amount of Time?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum My biggest problem is compulsory ghusl, taking me about an hour, due to do the removal and spread of impurity. I can’t make myself accept that I am not spreading impurity everywhere on my body rather than performing a valid ritual bath. How should I go about […]

Are Remaining Stains of a Washed Impurity Excused?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu, Are stains remaining after washing an impurity also a cause of spreading impurity if they get wet? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. No, the remaining traces which […]

Filthy Water on one’s Clothes

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: If the water that you did istinja with fell on your clothes unclean whist accidentally wiping oneself. It constantly occurs and i cant keep throwing away clothes. Is it alright if i overlook this? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I hope you are in the best […]

Does a Wet Mop Used on a Bathroom Floor Spread Filth Wherever It is Used?

Answered by Sidi Tabraze Azam Question: Regarding mopping impure floors, most public bathrooms are cleaned by mopping without first removing any filth on the ground. For a public bathroom one uses regularly, one often sees filth on the ground near the toilet and then sees a custodian wipe the entire bathroom floor with a wet […]