Are hair roots impure?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is the root of the hair najis? And if so, what does this really mean? Since the hair that the body has naturally shed has the root intact (as opposed to cut hair), do I then assume that all hair that I see on the floor or in the bathroom has a part of it that is najis?

As a consequence, if I am eating soup or drinking water, and some hair falls in, does that make the entire liquid najis? If some fallen hair on the floor sticks to my wet foot, do I have to wash my foot? How exactly is the najasat of the hair root transferred?


A: If a few strands get into water it will not make the water najis.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)