Question 164: A man had his right arm amputated so he uses the left for doing everything, such as Istinjaa’ (cleansing the private parts with water after urination or defecation), Madmadah (rinsing the mouth), and so on. Is doing so permissible? Also, this man cannot wash all the parts of his back when performing Ghusl (full ritual bath). Is it permissible for him to perform Ghusl with the help of his wife?
Answer: The general ruling regarding Istinjaa’ according to Sharee`ah (Islaamic law) is that people use their left hand. However, Madmadah and Istinshaq (sniffing water into the nose and then expelling it) are to be done with the right hand. This is to honor the right hand and protect it from filth. A proof of this is the Hadeeth narrated by `Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) who said… read more here.
Question 163: We have a swimming pool at home, but some Najaasah (ritual impurity) fell into it. It was a small amount, only filling a teacup. The swimming pool is twelve meters. Would its water be Najis (ritually impure) and should not be used for swimming? Please advise, may Allaah reward you with the best!
Answer: Water is judged to be Najis if its color, taste, or smell changes due to Najaasah… read more here.
Question 140: Some Muslims come to the Masjid (mosque) to offer Salaah (Prayer) while their clothes are stained with blood. When they are advised to remove the blood, they reply that it is the blood of a sacrificial animal whose meat is Halaal (lawful) and its blood does not invalidate Salaah. Is this statement true or not? Is it permissible to offer Salaah when a person’s skin or clothes have been stained with blood or not?
Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. Tahaarah (purity) as well as permissibility are the basic rule of things. Nothing should be declared Haraam (forbidden) or Najis (impure) unless there is evidence for it. There is no absolute correlation between what is forbidden and what is impure; everything impure is forbidden, but not everything forbidden is impure… read more here.
Question 139: Is it sufficient to wipe off the Najaasah (impurity) that may fall on furniture or carpets three times with a sponge, or what should a Muslim do?
Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. It is not sufficient to just wipe off the Najaasah that falls on the domestic items mentioned above; rather, abundant water must be poured over it until it overrides the urine or similar impurity that fell on it. In addition, if the Najaasah is solid, it must be removed… read more here.