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I have been told that a baby boy`s urine is not considered najas as long as he drinks only the mother`s milk.

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I have to ask a question about babies. I have been told that a baby boy`s urine is not considered najas as long as he drinks only the mother`s milk. What if we give the baby water? Doctors say that there is no need to give the baby water in the first six months. But what if the baby is thirsty and the woman is in some place where she is unable to feed the baby?  

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Baby urine impure

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Umm Qais came to the Messenger of Allah (saws) with her unweaned son. After a while, the baby urinated in the Prophet's (saws) lap. The Prophet (saws) called for some water, which he sprinkled over his clothes, and did not give them a complete washing.

Related by Bukhari and Muslim.


If a baby’s vomit or stools or urine do touch a parent or a person, it does not effect the validity of their wudu or state of purity.  The person should simply wash the part of the clothes or body where these impurities might have touched, and make himself available for prayer.


The scholars in Islam are of the opinion that the sprinkling of pure water is sufficient as long as the infant is still nursing.  If the infant eats solid food, its urine must be washed from the parts of the clothes and/or body where the impurities might have touched; but in all cases the wudu of the person who is touched by the baby’s impurities does not break nor become invalid.


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