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Squirrel feces

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Assalamu alaikum,
The entrance of my masjid is wet and there will be squirrel or mouse feces on the wet floor on most days. And i am not able to enter the masjid without stepping into the wet floor bare footed so that the najas (not the feces as such but the wetness on the floor) spread to my feet. So will i and the imam be excused if we pray in this condition as it is difficult ?

Answer

Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

The excretion of squirrels and mice is impure, and hence performing Salah after stepping in the feces will not be permissible.

The best would be to get a locol scholar to come past and check whether the feces contaminates the water you step on or not, and how much transfers onto the foot.

If the stool really contaminated the water and if alot comes on the foot, then perhaps you could keep clean sandles at the entrance of the Masjid, or ask the cleaner to clean that area more often, especially before Adhaan.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best

Wassalaam,

Ismail Moosa (Mufti)

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