Taharat (cleanliness). Keeping a clean body and Surroundings are very important in Islam. Everyone must refrain from citing and drinking those things which are naijs; and the clothing that one wears for Salat, which is the best of actions in worshipping Allah, must be clean, and it is best that they are the most pure of clothing. Because of this, it is necessary to know what things are najis and if something is najis, the method of making them tahir.

Issue 13: Everything that exists is tahir except for eleven things, and those things that come into contact with them also become najis.

Issue 14: The things which are najis are the following:

• Urine

• Stool.

• Semen.

• Corpse.

• Blood.

• Dog.

• Pig.

• Alcohol.

• Beer (According it, Ihtiyat Wajib).

• Kafir.

• The sweat of a najis eating Animal.

Issue 15: The urine and stool of humans and all animals whose meat is haram and whose blood gushes are najis.

Issue 16: Animals are in two categories: some have blood that gushes out; meaning if their neck is cut, the blood comes out with force, and other animals have blood that does not gush out; meaning that if their neck in cut, the blood does not come out with force.

Issue 17: The urine and stool of animals whose meat is halal, like the cow and sheep, and animals whose blood does not gush out, like the snake and fish, are tahir.

Issue 18: The urine and stool of animals whose meat is makruh to eat, like the horse and donkey, is tahir.

Issue 19: The urine and droppings of birds whose meat is haram, like the eagle, are tahir.

Issue 20: The droppings of small animals, like the mosquito and fly that do not have meat, are tahir.

Issue 21: According to Ihtiyat Wajib, one must avoid the urine of animals whose meat is haram and whose blood does not gush forth.

The Rules of the Corpse

Issue 22: Any animal that dies on its own, or that has been slaughtered in a way not prescribed by Islam is called a corpse.1

Issue 23: The corpse of an animal, whose blood does not gush out, like fish, is Tahir.

Issue E 24: As. for the corpse of m animal whose blood gushes out; the parts that contain no life like the hair, and horns, arc tahir; and the parts that contain life, like the flesh and skin, are najis.

Issue 25: All parts of the body of the dog and pig - whether living or dead are najis.

Issue 26: The complete body of a person who has died, no matter how recently he died, and his body has not yet gone cold (except the parts which no life, like the nails, hair, teeth, etc ) is najis.

Issue 27: Once the dead body has been given a ghusl, the complete body is tahir.

Issue 28: It is not necessary to perform a ghusl, and shroud the body in a kafan for someone who fights in the way of Allah to protect Islam and is killed on the war front.

The Rules of Blood

Issue 29: The blood of people and every animal, whose blood gushes out, like the chicken and goat, is najis.

Issue 30: The blood of animals, whose blood does not gush out like the fish and mosquito, is tahir.

Issue 31. It is Ihtiyat Mustahab to avoid eggs that have even a small drop of blood in them.

Issue 32: It is not necessary to avoid the spit that is mixed with the blood that comes out from around the teeth (gums) once it is mixed with the saliva of the mouth.

How does something become Najis?

Issue 33: If something tahir comes into contact with something najis, and one of these two things is wetter than the other and the wetness of one reaches the other, the tahir thing becomes najis.

Issue 34: If a person does not know if something tahir has become najis or not - it is tahir and research and investigation is not necessary, even if one is able to ascertain if the tahir thing has become najis.

Issue 35: Eating and drinking najis things is haram, and it is also haram to feed such things to other people.

  • 1. For a better understanding on the method of slaughtering according to Islamic Law, see Issue