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Assalamo alaikum Sheikh Burhan,
Just yesterday somebody asked me the following :
1. Ahl-e-hadeeth people believe that serum ( money ) is not dirty ( najiss)
2. One can pray or lead the prayer even if his clothes are najiss.
Will you please give the answer with aahadeeth reference that the above is not correct.
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Is mani sperm najis impure
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Sahih Muslim Hadith 572 Narrated by Aisha
Abdullah ibn Shihab al-Khawlani reported: ‘I stayed in the house of Aisha and had a wet dream (and perceived its effect on my garment), so (in the morning) I dipped both (the clothes) in water. This (act of mine) was watched by a maid-servant of Aisha and she informed her. She (Aisha) sent me a message: ‘What prompted you to act like this with your clothes?’ He (the narrator) said: ‘I informed her that I saw in a dream what a sleeper sees.’ She (Hadrat Aisha (r.a.)) said: ‘Did you find (any fluid) on your clothes?’ I said: ‘No’. She said: ‘Had you found anything you should have washed it. In case I found that (the semen) on the garment of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) dried up, I scraped it off with my nails, and the Messenger of Allah (saws) would offer his prayers in that garment’.
If one finds that one’s garments are soiled with semen, and one perceives the semen in liquid form on their garments, it would be obligatory for the believers to wash (at least) that part of the garment before they wish to offer prayer in that garment.
But if one finds that the semen has thoroughly dried on the garment, it would suffice for one to thoroughly scrape the semen from the garment before they wish to offer prayer wearing that garment.
The absolute majority of the scholars and jurists in Islam are of the opinion that if the semen is wet and in a fluid form it is impure and one must wash the garment before one offers prayers in it; but if the semen has thoroughly dried, it would not be considered impure; thus if one thoroughly scrapes the dried semen off their clothes, it would be lawful for them to offer their prayers in those garments. And Allah Alone Knows Best.
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