Cleanliness

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

Pregnancy Bleeding and Periods

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Q: I will be going to do Umrah with my wife and have  found out she is pregnant. The problem is she is bleeding/brown discharge at the moment. From her previous experience this has lead to a miscarriage. Is she allowed to perform umrah as normal as I believe this is not menstruation? Please can you give me the ruling on this as I am confused  and not able to find anything regarding this matter with pregnancy bleeding .

A:
Bleeding during pregnancy is not menstruation. the laws of Istihaadhah will be followed.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Cleaning Child's Vomit

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Q: My child sometimes vomits and urinates on surfaces at home (e.g tile/wooden flooring, leather couches, tables, etc). I have been wiping the surfaces with a cloth 3 times, rinsing the cloth each time. Please can you let me know if this is fine and if the surfaces I mentioned are paak (ritually clean).

A:
Wash the affected area thrice, with a change of water every time. Thereafter consider it Paak. The rinsed cloth will not suffice.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Delaying Ghusl

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Q: I am staying at a guests house and realise I need to have a fardh ghusl (bath). I usually do this as soon as I need to, but am a bit embarrassed to go and use the shower at such an early time. Is this perhaps a valid reason to delay ghusl?

A:
So long as the delay does not make a Salaah become Qadhaa.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

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