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General rules of Najasah and Tahrah – Najis ul Ayn


Salaam Alaykum,

According to Agha Sistani, there are certain objects that become Tahir after washing and ensuring Najisul Ayn is removed. Is it necessary to separately remove the Najisul Ayn and then wash an object, or can the two actions be combined?

Eg: A cloth is made Najis by blood. Does one need to wash it once, to remove the Najisul Ayn, and again a second time to make it Tahir, or can the 2 washes be combined?



Waalykum salam
Thank you for your question

Following is written in sayyid sistani’s site:

3. the water must not turn into mixed water when an impure object is washed in it; and in cases where only one wash is required,(1) the water must not attain the smell, colour, or taste of the impurity. However, in other cases, there is no problem if the water changes; for example, if a person washes an object with kurr or qalīl water and it is necessary to wash that object twice,(2) then even if the water changes in the first wash and in the second wash he purifies the object with water that does not change, the object becomes pure;

Ruling 153. If an impure object is immersed once in kurr or flowing water such that water reaches all its impure areas, it becomes pure. In the case of a rug, clothing, or a similar thing, it is not necessary to squeeze or wring it or to stamp on it. And in case a person’s body or clothing becomes impure with urine, then based on obligatory precaution, it is necessary to wash it twice with kurr water or the like; however, if flowing water is used, it becomes pure by washing it once.

Ruling 154. If a person wants to wash with qalīl water an object that has become impure with urine, in the event that water is poured over it once and separates from it and urine does not remain on the object, it becomes pure. However, with clothing and a person’s body, water must be poured over it twice in order for it to become pure. As for washing clothing, rugs, and similar things with qalīl water, in all cases, one must wring them until the remaining water comes out (and the meaning of ‘the remaining water’ is water that usually drips out by itself or by wringing at the time of washing and after washing).

Ruling 157. If a ḥaṣīr(4) that has been woven with thread becomes impure and is immersed in kurr or flowing water, then after the intrinsic impurity has been removed, it becomes pure. However, if a person wants to wash it with qalīl water, it must be squeezed in whatever way possible, even by stamping on it, so that the remaining water separates from it.

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