Part II: The Haqeeqi Najaasat
How many types of haqeeqi
najaasat are there?
are two types of haqeeqi najaasat.
One is ghaleeza najaasat and
the other is khafeefa najaasat.
Give examples of ghaleeza (heavy) najaasat.
and stool of human beings and the urine and dung of all the haraam animals (forbidden to be eaten). Flowing blood of
human beings and animals, wines, hen’s or duck’s excretions – all these
are ghaleeza najaasat.
What things are khafeefa (light) najaasat?
of halaal animals (animals
permitted for eating) and the excretion of haraam
birds are khafeefa najaasat.
To what extent is ghaleeza
If ghaleeza najaasat is
of dense type, e.g. stool or
excretion, it is excused up to 3 mashahs,
3 grams or 1/9th of an ounce in weight. If it is a liquid as wine or
urine, then its spot equal to the area covered by a rupee or a circle of half an
inch radius will be permissible. It means that if the najaasat less than this extent is on the body or cloth, one is
allowed to say namaaz. But such namaaz
will be makrooh.
It is not allowed to keep on even such a najaasat
if you are aware of it.
How much of khafeefa
najaasat can be excused?
it covers less than a quarter of a garment or any particular part of the body,
it can be excused.
How to clean one’s body or clothes from haqeeqi
whether it is ghaleeza or khafeefa, on the body or clothing, can be cleaned by washing
three times, and after every washing the garment must be squeezed.
Can it be cleaned by water only or by something else as well?
by all taahir (clean) liquids
and fluids. Vinegar or watermelon’s juice, for example, can also wash and
clean the haqeeqi najaasat.