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Is amniotic fluid filth?

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Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed
Translated by Wajihah Gregor

Is amniotic fluid (the fluid that the fetus is encompassed in) in itself impure, if it wasn’t mixed with urine or feces?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

It seems that the fluid that surrounds the unborn fetus is impure because it is one of the bodily substances that are excreted. Such substances — as the scholars explicitly state — are considered impure if they spoil over time, and this fluid does, in fact, spoil.
However, the child that is born is not considered to be affected by filth because coming into contact with filth inside the body does not render things impure. Substances can only become impure through contact with something impure outside the body.

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