The root of the hair being impure

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Q: I read in Bahisti Zewar under miscellaneous masa’il that if a person uproots his hair, then the root of that hair is regarded as impure because of the stickyness that is found on it.

1. Does this mean that if you uproot a hair anywhere on your body then the root of that hair is impure?

2. If you touch the root of the hair then will your fingers also get impure and do you have to wash your fingers and make wudhu?

3. If you uproot a hair and you touch it but you feel no stickyness then will your fingers become impure?

4. Sometimes I pull at my sideburns and a hair comes out and it is yellowish in colour at the root but when I touch it there is no stickyness on it. Is the root of that hair impure and did my fingers become impure?



1. It is impure.

2 – 4. This root will not make your hand impure.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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