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What Is the Size of a Dirham for Najasat Ghaleezah?

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Answered by: Maulana Sibghat Ullah


What is the size of dirham in cm?  I have searched a lot, but I didn’t understand clearly. So please tell me in cm.

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


It is written in Kanz ul Daqaiq:

And forgiven is the size of a dirham which is  the width of the palm from a major impurity (Najasat Ghaleeza) such as blood, alcohol, chicken faeces, urine of animals which are not allowed to eat, and dung; and forgiven is that which is less than a quarter of a garment from a minor impurity, such as the urine of animals that we are allowed to eat, the urine of a horse, and faeces of a bird that we are not allowed to eat and the blood of fish and saliva  of mule and donkey and urine that stop on the point of the needle.” [i]

In short, the width of your palm is the size of a dirham.

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Sibghat Ullah

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

[i] Tasheel ul Haqaiq Sharah Kanz ul Daqaiq, Vol 1, Page 102, Maqtabatul Arshad, Quetta

وعُفى قدرالد رهم كعرُض الكف من نجس مغلظ كالدم والخمر وخرء الدجاحة

وبول ما لا يؤكل لحمه والروث والخثى

وما دون ربع الثوب من مخفف كبول ما يؤكل لحمه والفرس وخرء طير لا يؤكل لحمه ودم السمك والبعل والحمار وبول أنتضح كروس ألابر

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