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Is earwax impure?

Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam, Jazakum Allah khayr for your question.

Earwax, like some other body secretions, such as nose secretions and semen, are pure (tahir) and not deemed impurities (najasa).

However, despite not being impur...

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I have read many Fatwa’s which say that grape wine is absolutely impermissible for a Muslim to consume because of its intoxicating properties. Yet, when one is prescribed pain medication for back pain (for example), they can become intoxicated...

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When I make wudu, I have the intention of making the whole wudu (sunnan and fard aspects) in mind without necessarily utter the itention. Then before I wash my hands as a sunnah I say the basmalla or during washing the hands. But then before o...

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Are acrylic nail extensions permissible in the Shafi’i Madhab. I know that when it covers the whole nail then it is not permissible. It is “A lightweight plastic plate that follows the shape of the nail is glued to the tip of the natural nail...

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Sometimes I get a cut and put a bandage on to help it heal and prevent the blood from spreading to my clothes. If I took it off, I know blood will likely spread to my clothes. Can I pray with a bandage on, even if I know blood will get on it?...

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Is there a specific du’a for circumcision?

Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. Thank you for your question.

There does not seem to be any supplication transmitted specifically for circumcision. However, one can make use of the general prayers that apply...

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How do I clean pre-sexual fluid that is on the floor (Shafi’i)?

Answer: Assalam ‘alaykum. Thank you for your question.

Pre-sexual fluid, madhy, is considered a medium impurity (najasa mutawassita). The way a medium impurity is cleaned depends on...

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Are medicinal herbal extracts with alcohol permissible in the Shafi’i school?

Answer: Assalam ‘alaykum. I pray you’re well insha’Allah.

Extracts of herb or food substances usually consists of the raw material being preserved in an alcohol or wat...

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I’ve been told that when talking about alcohol in the islamic context (khamr) we chemically only refer to “ethanol”.

Can we limit all rulings pertaining to khamr, like impurity, to ethanol (and substances with a similiar effect) only, according...


Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh.

Shafi‘i jurists determined that liquid intoxicants are impure. What is the precise definition of an intoxicant and what are the symptoms of intoxication?

Do symptoms like blurred vision, dizziness, vertigo, weakness,...

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