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As salaam alaykum

Kindly advise: what is the maximum amount of najasat if found on the body or clothes will not render the salat invalid?


Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

It is Mustahab (preferable) to remove all impurity before praying.

However, if the impurity is minor impurity (Najasah Khafifa), then until a quarter of the soiled area will be overlooked (example: quarter of the sleeve, quarter of the leg etc).

If the impurity is Ghalidha (major impurity), then it will be permissible to still pray with that garments if the amount of less than the diameter of 2.75 cm  (hollow part of the hand)

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best


Ismail Moosa (Mufti)


وعفي قدر الدرهم” أي عفا الشارع عن ذلك والمراد عفا عن الفساد به وإلا فكراهة التحريم باقية إجماعا إن بلغت الدرهم وتنزيها إن لم تبلغ (حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح – ص: 156)

This answer was collected from Fatwaa.com which is an excellent Q&A site managed by Mufti Ismail Moosa from South Africa. .