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Burying an umbilical cord stump, extracted tooth, pubic hair and nails

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1. What should be done with the umbilical cord stump (clamp) after it gets detached from the baby?

2. What should be done to an extracted tooth?

3. How can the underarm hairs/ pubic hairs be disposed of? Can it be flushed through the toilet basin?

4. Can we despose of the nails through hand wash basin?



1. It must be buried.

2. Bury it.

3. This should also be buried.

4. Also bury it.

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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