Cleanliness

Urethral Discharge and Bath

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Q: I have a question about urethral discharge. Sometimes, especially when I'm constipated and strain, a very small amount of urethral discharge occurs resembling semen. It looks identical to the discharge that occurs during intercourse. Do I have to perform obligatory ghusl?

A:
The drops which come out at the time of urinating is Wadi and not sperm. Wadi breaks Wudhu and not Ghusl. Ghusl does not become compulsory after Wadi has been released. (Raddul Muhtaar V1 P471).

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Washing Blankets after Wet Dream

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Q: Should I wash both my blankets when I have a wet dream?

A:
Not necessary to wash them every time. If it became wet, when it dries the impurity is not transferred. So you can use them and you will not become impure.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Ghusl and Migraine

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Q: I have a question regarding ghusl and fasting. As a newly married couple we engage in intercourse every night. To perform ghusl do I, as the woman, need to was my hair completely every day? Do I have to do it before fajr salaah in order to fast? I suffer with terrible migraines after I wash my hair as my house is very cold which also affects. Or can I wash it later in the day (before noon) and make Qaza of my fajr?

A:
When taking a Ghusl (bath), it will be compulsory to wet all the hair and to ensure that water has also reached the roots of the hair. If this is not done, the Ghusl will not be valid.

If the woman’s hair is tied into plaits then it is not compulsory upon her to open the plaits and wet the hair when bathing. She must just ensure that water reaches the roots of her hair. However, hair that is already loose at the time of Ghusl must be washed completely. Failing to do so will render the Ghusl invalid.

If one commences the fast in an impure state, the fast is valid. So you can start your fast before taking a bath.

This is not a valid enough reason to delay the Fajr and make it Qadhaa. The Salaah has to be made on time.

If this is the case then one will have to sacrifice the emotions and desires and ensure that Fajr is made on time. Allah is aware of your sacrifice and rewards accordingly.

May Allah Ta'aala grant you a blissful marriage and adherence to the Deen, Aameen.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Urine in Pool

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Q: What should one do after swimming in a pool considering that someone might urinate in the pool?

A:
If the pool is approximately 21 square meters in size or more and there is no apparent signs of impurity then consider it to be clean.

Allah Ta'aala knows best.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Sunnah Method of Bathing

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Q: Please tell me the complete procedure to perform ghusl (bath).

A
: The Sunnah method of taking a bath is as follows:

1. Wash both hands up to the wrists thrice.

2. Thereafter wash off any impurity that may be on the body thrice.

3. Now make Istinjaa of both the front and hind private parts whether there is a need or not.

4. Thereafter, perform Wudhu according to the Sunnah manner. If one is bathing in such a place where the water does not flow away but gathers at the feet, then wash the feet after moving away from that place. If the water does not gather but flows away, then wash the feet during the Wudhu.

5. Now pour water over the head, then the right shoulder and then the left shoulder. Use so much water that it flows down the body and reaches the feet. Rub the body with the hands. Repeat this entire procedure another two times. If one feels that a certain portion of the body has remained dry, pour water over that portion and rub it to ensure that it also has been washed.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Cat's Vomit

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Q: Regarding vomit of cats. I know it's impure. How do you purify it when it goes on the carpet? Is the stain impure after you have cleaned it? I heard if you just clean cat vomit once and it goes away it's pure.

A:
The vomit of a cat is Najaasate Ghaleezah.

The only way a carpet can be cleaned from impurity is by using a vacuum machine that can suck up the water, because each time the area is washed, the water spreads into the carpet and with it the impurity also spreads. Therefore, you need to use a machine that will suck up the impure water thus making sure that with each suck the impurity is also removed. The suction serves the purpose of rinsing. Wash the area and absorb the water with the vacuum machine. Do this at least five times to ensure the carpet becomes Paak.

If the stain remains after cleaning, it will be Paak.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Dyeing Hair and Wudhu

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Q: If we colour our hair or dye our hair will our ablution (wudhu, ghusl) be valid?

A:
Ghusl, Wudhu, Salaah, everything will be valid. It does not prevent water from penetrating.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

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