Category Archives: Purity/Impurity

dog hairs and prayers

Q: salaam i have a problem the bottom of my abaya always has dog hair
(because there is a class for people to train dogs for blind people) Continue reading

sujdah and female issues

Q: Assalamu Alaikum Imam,
when one is in their menses,
1. can they do sajdah during the time they are doing dhikr to feel closer to Continue reading

salah and the washing of clothing

Q:  Salam, I have recently discovered that washing powders and detergents can contain animal by-products and alcohol, I have tried to contact companies  such as persil and surf as this is what i use, but i have had no feedback i have also tried to find washing powders that don’t contain theses impurities but i can’t finf none. So i don’t no what to do i need clean clothes but will my salah be accepted even though i have doubt of the clothes i pray in. please can you let me no as soon as possible.Thank you
Time: Wednesday August 3, 2011 at 4:50 pm

A: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته
Rule: Salah would be accepted with such detergents upon your clothing, primarily due to the extensive change that has transpired from its original state, (as well as its minuscule amount being used as part of the ingredient list.)
Advice: In your case, since you seem like an obedient servant of Allah (SWT) and wanting to do the correct thing, i would recommend that you have a few sets of clothing that you use only for a salah — clothing you have washed without such (animal product) detergent, this way your heart would not be restless. Give Allah (SWT) the most pure and inshalAllah you shall gain the greatest acceptance from Allah (SWT).
Allah Certainly Knows Best.

go easy on the water, ghusal need not be 7 times

Assalam alikum our Sheikh, may Allah protect you and lighten you from the core and to the outside.
My first question is: Is there a specific way to preform Ghussul (taking a shower) for women after their menses? Or can women just take a shower (already done Continue reading

‘I miss prayers do I make up’ (menses)

Q: I need clarification. During haidh (menses) I miss prayers do I make up the missed prayer. I am doing it and I am told no. fast makeup. right? (email) Continue reading

hair and nails

Q: Can one shave/pluck/wax their hair and cut nails when they are impure? (janabah) Continue reading

boar (pig) bristles and synthetic bristles? yes or no?

Q: Asalam alaikum,

Is it haraam to use a hair brush that contains a mixture of boar bristles and synthetic bristles?

I am not sure how the boar bristles have been processed and cleaned.

Thank you for your time.

Time: Monday June 21, 2010 at 11:51 pm

A: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته

Boar is that animal that is part of the pig family. As muslims, we should refrain from anything that creates interaction between us and pigs.

The things we deal with has a nature. Without valid reason, to use things from ‘piggies’ would affect our faith based interactions.

Using boar (pig) bristles becomes problematic when its bristles touchers the moisture (oils) of the hair and this moisture spreads to multiple parts of the head and hands through its handling.
Allah Certainly Knows Best.