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Ruling 105

If the father, mother, paternal grandfather, and paternal grandmother of a child who is not of the age of legal responsibility (bāligh) are disbelievers, that child is also impure unless he is mumayyiz and professes Islam, in which case he is pure. If he turns away from his father and mother and inclines towards Muslims, or, if he is in the process of researching and investigating, then ruling him as being impure is problematic [and therefore, based on obligatory precaution, the requisite precautionary action must be taken].14 And if either his father, mother, paternal grandfather, or paternal grandmother is a Muslim, then as per the details that will be mentioned in Ruling 210, the child is pure.

14 See Tawḍīḥ al‐Masāʾil‐i Jāmiʿ, vol. 1, p. 69, Ruling 122.