Article: Purifying Clothes From Istihada Blood
Question: Am I obliged to wash away the istihada blood on my clothes before praying?
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In the Hanafi madhhab, the excused amount of filth that is permitted to remain on a person’s clothes and body such that the prayer remains valid is:
- less than 5 grams in weight of solid filth, or
- less than 5 centimeters in diameter of liquid filth.
If a person prays with with the excused amount of filth on their clothes or body, it is slightly disliked (makruh tanzihi). Thus, it is recommended to remove the filth before praying – although the prayer will still be valid if it is not removed.
If a person prays with more than this amount on their clothes or body – and they possess the means to remove it – then the prayer is not valid.
This is the general ruling that applies to everyone…
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