2 Types of Impurity

Types of impurity

1. Ghalitha

The amount equivalent to 1 *Dirham may be overlooked. Prayer is permitted with this amount of impurity.

 

Examples:

  • Wine
  • Flowing blood
  • The flesh and skin of a dead animal
  • The urine of those animals which are not lawful to consume
  • The excrement of dogs and animals of prey and their saliva
  • The droppings of chickens, ducks, and geese
  • That which breaks the Wudhu by leaving the body

 

2. khafifah

Up to a quarter of the body or cloths may be overlooked. Prayer is permitted with this amount of impurity.

Examples:

  • The urine of horses
  • The urine of those animals which are lawful to consume
  • The droppings of those birds which are not lawful to consume

 

Impurity Spreading

If an impurity spreads or piece of land becomes wet from the sweat of a sleeping person or the wetness of a foot, and traces of impurity become apparent on the body or foot, then they too become impure.

 

Impurity will not spread in the following:

  • By the wrapping of dry pure cloth in such a wet impure cloth that if it were to be squeezed it would not drip.
  • By the spreading of a wet cloth over dry impure land which consequently becomes damp.
  • By the blowing of the wind over some impurity and then blowing over a cloth.

 

*One dirham is equivalent to 40 grams, or the amount of water that can be held in the open outstretched palm of the hand.

 

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