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I made wudu and applied lipstick  

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad If a woman has made wudu and later applies lipstick or other facial makeup in the house, can she pray with it? Answer: It is valid to pray with lipstick or other make-up on, if one has applied it after having made wudu, because water...

Dealing with Najasa (Filth) on Clothing

Answered by Sidi Moustafa Elqabbany  If, without doubt, najasa (such as urine) falls on our garment and then dries before being cleaned, what are we to do? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate.  All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all things. ...

Cat hair in the washing machine

Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed If there is a little bit of cat hair on one's clothing, and then one puts it in the washing machine, does all of that clothing become affected with filth? Answer: If the hair is little, such as three strands of hair, it is excused, but...

Confused about the intention in ghusl

Answered by Shaykh Hamza Karamali, SunniPath Academy Teacher I am confused about the intention for ghusl . It is sunnah to make a full wudu before ghusl right? so should one intend first to remove minor ritual impurity then intend to remove major ritual impurity...

Excused vs. Indiscernible Filth       

Answered by Sidi Moustafa Elqabbany What is the difference between indiscernible filth and excused filth? Can excused filth affect water and make it impure? Answer: There are two possible meanings of indiscernible filth. If you mean filth that was originally...

Toilet Paper Containing Moisturizing Cream

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad If one enters a bathroom and uses the toilet paper that is available to clean oneself (before washing with water), and learns that the toilet paper, after having used it, contains some sort of moisturizing cream - is there any reason...

The Bare Essentials of a Valid Prayer

Answered by Sidi Mostafa Azzam The bare essentials of a valid prayer Answer: THE BARE ESSENTIALSOf a Valid Prayer Mostafa Azzam  1INTRODUCTION1.1 The validity of prayer (salah) depends on fulfilling the essentials (furud, sing.fard) and avoiding the invalidators...

Drops of urine exit when I stand  

Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed Are my ablution and prayer valid if a small drop of fluid exits from the private parts when I stand up to make ablution or perform the prayer? This usually happens early in the morning when I pray fajr, and after several minutes of...

Soaps Made from Animal Fat

Answered by Shaykh Hamza Karamali, SunniPath Academy Teacher   Many, if not most, mass-produced soaps contain … substances derived from animal fat.  What is the position of the Shafi'i school on using such soap?  Does it matter if the animal fat came from a cow vs. a...