Miscellaneous Rulings

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

“In the name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.”

-The body of a dog is not considered as impure, however it’s saliva is. Therefore if the saliva of a dog gets onto the body or clothes wudhu will not break however, one will have to wash that part of the body or clothes as they would if any other impurity got on to it. (see details under general purity)

-A baby’s vomit is considered impure when it is a mouthful . If it is less than a mouthful, it isn’t regarded impure.

If the vomit is visible, you may purify it by washing it off. If it is non-visible, you may purify it by washing thrice (body/clothes) and squeezing it each time (clothes).

If this vomit gets on to one’s body or clothes, there are two possible scenarios that affect the validity of one’s Salah:
1) The vomit is equal to the amount of a Dirham (Around 4/5 grams of solid filth or 5 cm in diameter), then the body and clothes will become impure. If so, one must purify the area before performing Salāh. Salah performed in this state will not be valid.
2) If it is less than the amount of a Dirham (as outlined), then one is excused and the Salāh prayed in this state will be valid. However, even in this case, it is recommended to remove the impurity before one prays.

-The urine of a suckling child, male or female is impure. If it gets onto the body or clothes & it is more than a 50p coin (2.75cm), then it will be necessary to wash it off, salaah will not be valid without washing it.

~Written by Umm Aa’ishah -Graduate of Ar-Rahman Madrassah (Bolton)