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The size of the dirham

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Q: I want to know about impurity that is equal to one Dirham. As I am in Pakistan, so tell me the size of the coin here. I have searched a lot but I didn’t understand clearly. So please tell me in simple words. Also, I am very disturbed due to semen. Bad thoughts come untimely and some liquid comes out, so that Dirham concept applies here? Because I pray five times a day, I can’t take a bath again and again. Please help me.



1. The size of a dirham is the circumference of the palm.

2. Through mazi coming out, one’s wudhu will break. Ghusal will not be waajib.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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