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


Book of Removal of Impurities

Section:The kinds of impurities
Topic/Issue:188 - Semen --
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam Malik, Imam Abu HanifaSemen is uncleanPreffered Narration from Aisha (RA) which shows washing over the addition in another tradition
They also made analogy of semen to other unclean excrements from the body
Some jurist like Imam Abu Hanifa held that uncleanliness can be removed by scrapping. Hence they said that scrapping itself indicates the uncleanliness of semen as does washing.
Imam Shafi, Imam AhmadSemen is cleanReconciled between the Narration from Aisha (RA) and the addition in another tradition by saying that washing is for the purpose of cleanliness and the addition where Aisha (RA) simply scraped it off shows its purity
They also made an analogy for semen upon other pure secretions like milk etc
Evidences :1 - Sahih Muslim [# 570], 2 - Sahih Muslim [# 566] [Hide/Show]
Last Updated:2010-06-20

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