Negligible filth
Negligible filth

Book:

The Book of Ritual Purification (Tahara) - كتاب الطهارة من الحدث.

Chapter:

Book of Removal of Impurities

Section:The kinds of impurities
Topic/Issue:187 - Negligible filth --
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam ShafiSmall and large quantities are sameCan't draw analogy (see below).
Imam Abu HanifaSmall amount (amount equal to the size of an impure (alloyed) dirham)Analogy of minor uncleanliness upon the exemption disregarding the remaining trace of filth in case of cleaning with stones. It was limited to size of dirham as this is the size of the outlet.
According to Imam Abu Hanifa, filth is divided into gross and light. In the case of gross filth, the amount of exemption is limited to the size of a dirham while light filth is exempted up to the extent of a fourth of the dress. Light filth in his view is like the excrement of beasts of burden and those from which the streets are seldom free.
Imam MalikSmall and large quantities are same except in the case of blood.
Last Updated:2010-06-19

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