Permanent Dental Retainer and Wudu

Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan is asked about the validity of wudu and ghusl when wearing a permanent retainer. I have a permanent retainer fixed to my top teeth. If they are removed my teeth will move. In the past I have committed sins but now I want to do the right thing. In terms of prayers […]

Using a Menstrual Cup

Shaykh Jamir Meah is asked about the permissibility of using menstrual cups. I would like to ask a question regarding menstrual cups and if a Hanafi women can use one while on her period. Menstrual cups are inserted into the vagina to collect blood and can be re-used which makes them very eco-friendly and better […]

Purity and Judging Pigskin

Ustadh Farid Dingle gives guidance on prayer and items made of pigskin. I have been using a leather wallet and recently found out that it is made of pig skin leather. I have performed some prayers while this wallet was in my pocket. Will I have to repeat such prayers?  Jazakum Allah khayr. The Short […]

Excusable Filth in the Four Madhhabs

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat answers a series of questions about the excusable amount of filth according to the four madhhabs. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have a big problem. I suffer from OCD. It’s driving me crazy. I need to know how much filth (najasa) is excusable. I know what the four […]

Speaking in the Bathroom

Shaykh Farid Dingle is asked about the permissibility of speaking in a place that is built for relieving oneself such as a bathroom. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. What is the ruling in the Shafi‘i school about speaking beside the sink in a bathroom if one is far from the toilet? Jazak […]

Dried White Substance in One’s Underwear

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about finding dried white substance or discharge in one’s underwear after prayer and how to deal with this. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. What should one do in the event when one finds dried white substance in one’s underwear? There have been numerous occasions when I have […]

Validity of My Wudu and Prayer

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about the limits of the face in relation to wudu and if one has doubts about this whether one should repeat prayers. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have recently noticed that the part to be washed in wudu includes the sideburns also and the skin between […]

How Do I Clean Pre-Sexual Fluid That Is on the Floor? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum How do I clean pre-sexual fluid that is on the floor (Shafi’i)? Answer: Assalam ‘alaykum. Thank you for your question. Pre-sexual fluid, madhy, is considered a medium impurity (najasa mutawassita). The way a medium impurity is cleaned depends on what is present of the impurity. The Three […]

How to Avoid to Spread Filth When Washing My Hands?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, 1. When washing my hands that have najasah on them, does the water that splashes from my hands onto the sides of the sink become dirty or remain clean? 2. One opinion says that madhi (pre-ejeculate) is impure, but is then considered Pure when mixed with mani […]

Should I Repeat My Prayers After Realizing My Hairdresser Owns a Dog?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I am a shafii, recently it has come to my realization that the hair dresser I have been going to for years owns a dog and sometimes brings the dog into the shop. I have not seen her touching the dog with wet hands. I am worried […]