Hanafi Fiqh

Washing Bathroom floor OCD

Since you’ve always answered my previous questions good and reliable, I will ask another one about a topic thats bothering me. I feel like I go way iver the top with this but it seems that this is the ruling. My Question is about washing the bathroom floor when there is najasa on it. My Mother always did it like this: She took a bucket, filled it with water and cleaning product, dipped a rag in it rinsed it a little bit and then mopped the floor with it. Then she washed the rag in the same bucket with the same water and mopped the floor a seccond time and then she did the same a 3. Time. There was never a problem with this as our floor was always clean afterwards. But now I live alone and after some research it seems as if this is wrong. Hanafi scholars say that you have to wash and rinse the rag and the bucket and use new water after mopping the floor once so you can then mop the second time and then wash and rinse the rag and the bucket again and use new water again for the third time. Isn’t this a little over the top as it is way more work and you have to use much more water which costs money? Also I did all this but now I realized that my floor will still be regarded najis because scholars say you can only mop smooth surfaces but the floor in my bath is not completly smooth as it is a tiled floor which has cement grooves in between the smooth tiles which are a little bit deeper then the tiles. So how should I wash such a floor? Is it Still regarded najis now after I mopped 3× over it because of the deeper cement grooves? If yes, how should I wash such a floor? I can’t just flood my whole floor with water to clean it. That will make a mess. Isn’t this all too much?

I also have a second question. Is ear wax on the part of the ear which needs to be washed in Ghusl a barrier to water? I did Ghusl and after that I prayed. Then it came to my mind that I couldn’t remember having washed my ears in Ghusl. I wasn’t entirely sure but I also found some ear wax on my ear so either I didn’t wash them or I did but there remained ear wax. So was this ear wax a barrier to the water? Do I need to repeat that salah after having washed my ears?

Hanafi Fiqh

OCD and waswasa

Selamun aleykum,

I have Problems with waswasa in many regards, I would be ver thankful if you could tackle 3 scenarios which happen to me daily:

1. Washing Hands after washing body in Ghusl:

In Ghusl we should wash our body 3 times (sunnah). Before that we shall remove any najasa. I do that, but when washing off the najasa, water splashes back on my body. I normaly wash my hands after every of the 3 body washings thereafter. But When washing my hands water splashes back on my body. When washibg the seccond time I will again touch this water which splashed back and even if I then wash my hands again, water will splash again which I will then touch again and after the 3 washings I therfore always doubt the purity of my hands and body. So my question is, are my hands concidered clean after washing my body once even when touching splashes of impure water, or am I right with suspecting them to be dirty thereafter? Then how to ebd this endless cicle of water splashing?

2. Istinja is very difficult for me because I can’t do it on my toilet because the toilet water will always spash up on me. So I do Istinja in the shower. But now, after washing any filth from the 2 parts away, the water whish washes away the najasa rubs down my legs and splashes on me and I have to then also wash my legs and feet. When doing this at the end, I have to step on the water again which collects on the floor because the drain is at the end of the Bathtub and the water doesn’t flow away directly but needs some time. This leads to my feet getting dirty again. I don’t see traces of najasa but K know that this water on the floor is from washkbg away filth so there has to be najasa in it. Also when washing my legs and feet, again water spladhes from the leg I wash to the other abd when I then wash this leg water splashes to the other again. This seems like an endless cicle. Please help me with this

3. Opening Takbir:

When saying my opening takbir I often mispronounce and have to try many times until I can start Salah. I know one should ignore such waswasa, but when I try to convince myself after saying it, that it was correct, I still mostly have some doubt wether to break or keep on. Now the problem: Doubting wether to keep on Salah or break it, breaks Salah in on itself. So even If I convince myself that It was pronunced alright after mentally arguing with myself, I will still have to start anew because I was not firm in my intention to end Salah and had doubt wether I will keep on or break and start anew. But Sheytan will always try to give me these doubts. How should I tackle this, if this on itself breaks the Salah. Also even worse: This has led to me never vekng sure, when saying my Opebing Takbir, If I will be able to pronounce it correctly and start my prayer which means my intention is not firm and even if then I pronounce it correctly, it will be like a suprise for me that I got it on the first try which means I was never firm in my intention to start Salah when saying it.

Please give me some advise in these matters. I know this can’t be right and you have helped me in the past so I hope you can now too.

Jazkallahlu Khairan

Hanafi Fiqh

OCD with impurities

Selamun aleykum,

I have a new apartment and the oven is very old and used. I gave my best to wipe it clean and used chemical cleaning substances, but there remain rests which are hard to remove and particularly the Heating coils have brown greas on them. I removed it as best as possible but I won’t get it completly clean. It is most probable that these rests are among other things also from haram meat. Maybe even Pig.

Question 1: Can I use this oven provided the oven tray on which my food cooks is clean and it is on Parchment paper? Or will my food be contaminated because the air and heat comes in contact with impure substances and the impurity on the heating coils may evaporate and get on my food?

Question 2: I was heating some water in this oven and when I opend it, steam came on my face and on my clothes. Is this steam impure and subsequently my clothes?

Question 3: The oven tray I want to use for cooking has grease stains too. I washed it many times and used cleaning product specifically for fat removal. But there remain stains. I suspect them to be from Haram meat. Can I use it?
And if I put it in the dish washer, together with glasses and plates, will these glasses and plates be impure afterwards because the water which cleand them came in contact with the unremovable stains of the oven tray?

Question 4: Off topic…. This is not related to the other Questions, but what is the ruling in the following situation:

I bursted a pimple and there came out blood and pus. I patted it dry with some toilet paper. After that I washed my face in Wudu. Water ran down my face and subsequently on my clothes and there were splashes here and there. Was this impure water and do I need to wash these clothes? I prayed with them. Salah invalid? Also I had used face cream beforehand and even after Wudu my face was still oily from it. Was my face still unclean then because the cream may have mixed with the blood? Or can I concidere the rest cream on my face after washing it as pure?

Hanafi Fiqh


Salaam, hope this message finds you well insha allah.

My mother suffers from an illness called incontinence. In short, it means that whenever she coughs, she ends up urinating. It’s only droplets, but she ends up urinating. These coughs are sporadic and so the issue my mother is facing is that whilst she is in salah, she would have these coughs, leading her to urinate and breaking her wudhu/salah.

However, what she has been told is that since this counts as an illness, it doesn’t break her wudhu (she done research online into this, I don’t trust everything I read online). And so my mother has asked me to clarify the ruling on this. Can you please advise us on this matter?

Jazakallah khair

Hanafi Fiqh

Next prayer time entering

If you are praying salah and the next salah time enters, is your salah valid.
For example, if asr time begins at 4 :12 and when you finish praying zuhr the time is 4:12 is your zuhr considered valid or invalid, would you have caught up with zuhr salah?

Hanafi Fiqh

Unknown menstrual habit and dysfunctional bleeding


Please can you kindly help me to understand when I should be praying and when I shouldn’t.

I kept record of all my menstuation habits, but now realise that I have calculated everything wrong. I didn’t log any istihadah, or take into account any bleeding due to istihadah. So everything I kept a record of would be invalid.

I only wrote down the last time I saw bleeding before the maximum 10 days, but I didn’t write down any bleeding that took place after these 10 days, or of any bleeding before a 15 day purity.

For purity I calculated 15 days after I stopped bleeding (i.e; I counted when I stopped bleeding before the maximum 10 days, and then counted 15 days for purity from there).

Now I realise that this was the incorrect method and I was to take into account my previous months habit if I had any invalid bleeding/purity.

As I have been keeping record of my menstuation and purity this way for a long time, I don’t know what my last proper habit of purity or menstuation was.

I have been having bleeding that extends beyond 10 days, (usually 12 days from when menstuation starts). I take a bath and start praying once I reach 10 days.

Then I have 15 -17 days when I don’t bleed. I take these as purity. When I start bleeding again, I take these days as menstruation up to day 10. And the last 2 days (days 11 & 12 I discard as istihadah).

But sometimes my cycles get even shorter. Example: I bleed for 12 days, and then only have 12-14 days (after the maximum 10 days) no bleeding before I start bleeding again. And here I get confused, as I always have 12 days of bleeding, so I can’t understand wether I should discard the first few days of bleeding as istihadah, or wether I should discard the last few days as istihadah. (As my bleeding is 12 days.)

This has been happening for over 3 years, before this I used to have 8-10 days of menstruation and proper purity. Gradually my menstruation got longer and longer and then it started going over 10 days. At the same time my purity got shorter and shorter.

As I now don’t know what my habit used to be, please advise when I am to pray and when I am to abandon salah.

And I also wanted to ask, when I sometimes get 15-17 days purity (including the 2 days I bleed over 10 days) can I count this as a minimum purity habit? As this purity is in between two invalid bleeding (12 days on each side).

Jazak Allah khair

Hanafi Fiqh

Distribution of inheritance and debts

Assalam-u-alaikum Brother,

Jazak Allah Khair for your very beneficial talk on inhertiance issues.

I wanted to ask if the inheritance is divided after deducting the expenses due on the deceased due to loans, taxes, qada salah and rozas and funeral expenses etc.? or these expenses are deducted from 1/3rd of the total assessts of the deceased and the rest is divided as per the sharia.

In my will, I have mentioned that all above expenses due at the time of my death should be paid from my assets first and then the remaining assets should be divided. 1/3rd of the remaining go to charity and 2/3rd to my inheritors. I wanted to confirm if this is right.

May Allah reward you in abundance