Size of a dirham

Q: According to Maalikis if najaasaat goes on your body then its ok to pray namaaz even if it is a lot more than a dirham. According to shafies and hanbalies if any najaasaat goes on your body then it is haraam to pray namaaz and according to hanafies if less than a dirham namaaz is fine. Is this correct and how big is a dirham 12 or 5.94cm or another measurement?


A: The size of a dirham is the circumference of the palm.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)