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Praying where there could possibly be impurity

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Answered by:  Maulana Muddasser Dhedhy


Question:


I have a disabled younger brother. I have been looking after him since he was a little; He is quite grown up now. I wanted to ask you that I change his diapers (almost 3-4 times a day). Sometimes the urine unknowingly comes out and sometimes little on me too but all unknowingly.


In case I see something impure I take a bath. But if unknowingly there’s some impurity of my brother and pray namaaz will I be forgiven? Will my prayers be accepted?


 


Answer:


In The Name Of Allah, The Most-Merciful, The Most Kind


 


If impurity does get on to one’s body or clothes, then before performing salaat, it will be compulsory to wash off the impurity if the combined size of the impurity is more than a Dirham (approximately 2.75 cm in diameter). If its size is equal to a Dirham or less, it will be mustahab (desirable) to wash it off, not compulsory.[1]


If a person only came to know to the impurity after salaat, they should repeat that salaat.


 


Only Allah Ta’ala knows best.


Written by Maulana Muddasser Dhedhy


Check and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah


Darul Ifta Birmingham


 



[1] تَطْهِيرُ النَّجَاسَةِ مِنْ بَدَنِ الْمُصَلِّي وَثَوْبِهِ وَالْمَكَانِ الَّذِي يُصَلِّي عَلَيْهِ وَاجِبٌ. هَكَذَا فِي الزَّاهِدِيِّ فِي بَابِ الْأَنْجَاسِ هَذَا إذَا كَانَتْ النَّجَاسَةُ قَدْرًا مَانِعًا وَأَمْكَنَ إزَالَتُهَا مِنْ غَيْرِ ارْتِكَابِ مَا هُوَ أَشَدُّ حَتَّى لَوْ لَمْ يَتَمَكَّنْ مِنْ إزَالَتِهَا إلَّا بِإِبْدَاءِ عَوْرَتِهِ لِلنَّاسِ يُصَلِّي مَعَهَا وَلَوْ أَبْدَاهَا لِلْإِزَالَةِ فَسَقَ. هَكَذَا فِي الْبَحْرِ الرَّائِقِ وَيُعْتَبَرُ ظَاهِرُ الْبَدَنِ حَتَّى لَوْ اكْتَحَلَ بِكُحْلٍ نَجِسٍ لَا يَجِبُ عَلَيْهِ غَسْلُ عَيْنِهِ. كَذَا فِي السِّرَاجِ الْوَهَّاجِ. النَّجَاسَةُ إنْ كَانَتْ غَلِيظَةً وَهِيَ أَكْثَرُ مِنْ قَدْرِ الدِّرْهَمِ فَغَسْلُهَا فَرِيضَةٌ وَالصَّلَاةُ بِهَا بَاطِلَةٌ وَإِنْ كَانَتْ مِقْدَارَ دِرْهَمٍ فَغَسْلُهَا وَاجِبٌ وَالصَّلَاةُ مَعَهَا جَائِزَةٌ وَإِنْ كَانَتْ أَقَلَّ مِنْ الدِّرْهَمِ فَغَسْلُهَا سُنَّةٌ وَإِنْ كَانَتْ خَفِيفَةً فَإِنَّهَا لَا تَمْنَعُ جَوَازَ الصَّلَاةِ حَتَّى تَفْحُشَ. كَذَا فِي الْمُضْمَرَاتِ. (الفتاوى الهندية ج 1 ص 64. دار الكتب العلمية)


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