Najasa

In Islamic law, najis (Arabic: نجس‎) means ritually unclean. According to Islam, there are two kinds of najis: the essential najis which cannot be cleaned and the unessential najis which become najis while in contact with another najis.Contact with najis things brings a Muslim into a state of ritual impurity (Arabic: نجاسة‎ najāsa, in opposition to ṭahārah, ritual purity). Ritual purification is then required before religious duties such as regular prayers are performed.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 month ago

If you are sure that your things were been touched by a Najis item with wetness, then you need to wash it to make it Taahir. But if you just doubt whether the item was really Najis or not, or whether it was wet or not, then such doubt has no value and your items remain Taahir.

Wassalam.

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Rebecca Masterton, Dr Rebecca Masterton graduated with a BA in Japanese Language and Literature; an MA in Comparative East Asian and African Literature and a PhD in Islamic literature of West Africa. She has been... Answer updated 1 month ago

There is an article entitled 'The Implications of Unbelief: Tracing the Emergence of Distinctly Shi'i Notions Regarding the Food and Impurity of Non-Muslims', by David Freidenreich, published in 'Islamic Law and Society', Vol. 18, published by Brill. This traces the development of Shi'i fiqh, and makes the point that the particular development of these rules developed in the 5th/11th century; i.e. the matter was much less clear prior to this era. It would require a study of the socio-political background to the development of this fiqh, in order to understand further what brought about this development. There are also a number of contradictory narrations in Shi'i sources regarding these rulings.  Incidentally, Hindus also have rulings on purity with regard to non-Hindus.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 months ago

It is allowed and not Haraam, but just Makrouh (disliked) to eat in the bathroom. If there is a condition forcing you to eat in the bathroom, you are allowed to do so.

Wassalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 4 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

No, sweat does not become najis in this case. 

A general principle is when one is in the state of janabah, it is imperitave to hasten in doing their ghusl. 

And Allah knows best.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 4 months ago

If the whole surface is covered by oil which made a layer on it, you need to remove the oil first.

Wassalam.

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 6 months ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

You can assume the item is pure until you are certain it became najis and this is a general principle. 

May Allah grant you success

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 6 months ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

No it isn't necessary for you to say any specific words or have a particular intention for purifying something; you may just do the action. Yes other acts such as wudu, ghusl, salah and fasting etc would require an intention. 
 

May Allah grant you success 

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 6 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

Istinjā` is washing yourself after relieving yourself in the toilet. This is of course very important for the purpose of tahārah, wanting to pray, etc. 

However, there is something else that is important to do, but is not obligatory, and that is istibrā`. Istibrā` is clearing the urinary outlet after urinating. For a male, you do this by what we call the nine squeezes.

The advantage of istibrā` is if you do it, with any discharge you might feel after the istibrā`  and the istinjā` , you consider it to be tahir. However, if you do not do the istibrā`, and you experience a discharge, not knowing what it is, you deem it as najis, and you must wash yourself again.  

I have added a link to a recorded lesson on this, with detailed explanation.  

And Allah knows best. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 10 months ago

Such drops are Taahir ( ritually clean).

'Every thing is Taahir for you unless and until you know for sure that it is Najis.

'Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 year ago

As you did not know that your ritual purity was not valid when you performed your prayers, there is no sin on you if you had a valid reason of not knowing,  but you need to redo those invalid prayers. After performing those prayers,no your responsibility will be clear.

'Wassalam.

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Allah (SWT) Has kept every Infallible totally pure, and kept any type of impurity far away from them, not that Allah has removed impurity from them, but kept them far away from any impurity i.e. Allah did not allow any impurity whatsoever to come near any Infallible. Quranic verse 33:33 stated: In fact, Allah wants to keep impurity away from you O, Ahlul Bayt إنما يريد الله ليذهب عنكم الرجس أهل البيت 

There is a big difference between ليذهب عنكم to drive away any impurity from coming near you, and ليذهب منكم which means to drive away impurity from you which can mean driving away any existing impurity. Allah (SWT) never said that, but He said ليذهب عنكم which means that Ahlul Bayt never had any impurity, and Allah kept impurity far away from coming near them.

All the existence of the Infallible is absolute pure in the highest level which can never be compared with ordinary pious people.

These facts are very clear in Quran and the authentic Hadeeths. After believing in these facts, we do not need to go into details of the personal life of the Infallible, which are not necessary for us as it has nothing to do with our faith and practice and our responsibility to be sincere and humble servants of Allah and obedient followers of the Prophet (SWT) and Ahlul Bayt(AS).

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 year ago

The Quranic letters should not be touched by you nor touch your body during menses and when you have no Wudhu. Carrying it on pendant is permissible as far as it does not touch your body nor amount to any type of disrespect.

Wassalam.