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Impurity

Fatwaa ID: 260

Question:
‎اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللّٰـهِ وَبَرَكاتُهُ‎
Snot and dirt and things of these sort are not najis..but they still seem dirty and impure to have on one’s self. Why are they not najis? What qualifies as najis?

جزاك الله خيرا

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

For something to be najis or religiously impure, it must be legislated by the Shari’ah. Dirt and snot have not been ruled as najis. However, this does not mean that one should be in contact with these things. Shari’ah encourages one to be clean and presentable. Maintaining a good hygiene is part of faith. This includes staying away from impurity as well as filth that may not qualify as najaasah but is regarded to be disgusting. The difference between the two would be in the obligation of purification. A possible reason could be keeping things easy for the ummah.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

06/09/1444 AH – 01/02/2023 CE

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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