Category: Purity (Tahaarah)
Fatwa#: 37331
Asked Country: United States

Answered Date: Feb 02,2017

Title: Do I need to wash my underpants for namaaz if soaked with mazi?


If my outerpant also got little wet because of thin underwear due to mazi drops.Does I wash outerpant before salah. Answer me please


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Mazi is Najasat e Ghalizah.[1] In principle, If clothes are soiled with Madhi which is equal or less than the hollow of your palm (which approximately has a diameter of 2.75cm) then Salah in such clothes will be valid but Makrooh-e-Tanzīhī (undesirable). If it is more than the hollow of your palm, then to read Salaah with such clothes will be Makrooh-e-T6ahrimi (reprehensible). [2]


Therefore, If you know from beforehand that there is Madhi on your underpants

lesser than 2.75cm diameter, then it will be Afdhal (better) for you to wash it. However, if you fear that you will miss your Jama῾ah if you take time to wash it, then you should continue with the Jama῾ah. If the underpants has soiled more than 2.75cm diameter, then you will have to wash that portion before performing your salaah, even if in doing so you miss your Jama῾ah.[3] This ruling is for both, underpants and outer pants.



[1]  “وما ينقض الوضوء بخروجه من بدن الإنسان” كالدم السائل والمني والمذي والودي والاستحاضة والحيض والنفاس والقيء ملء الفم ونجاستها غليظة بالاتفاق لعدم معارض دليل نجاستها عنده ولعدم مساغ الاجتهاد في طهارتها عندهما (مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 155) العلمية)

[2]  “وعفي قدر الدرهم” أي عفا الشارع عن ذلك والمراد عفا عن الفساد به وإلا فكراهة التحريم باقية إجماعا إن بلغت الدرهم وتنزيها إن لم تبلغ (حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح ، ص: 156، العلمية)

[3]  وفرعوا على ذلك ما لو علم قليل نجاسة عليه وهو في الصلاة ففي الدرهم يجب قطع الصلاة وغسلها ولو خاف فوت الجماعة لأنها سنة وغسل النجاسة واجب وهو مقدم وفي الثاني يكون ذلك أفضل فقط ما لم يخف فوت الجماعة بأن لا يدرك جماعة أخرى وإلا مضى على صلاته لأن الجماعة أقوى كما يمضي في المسئلتين إذا خاف فوت الوقت لأن التفويت حرام ولا مهرب من الكراهة إلى الحرام (المرجع السابق ، ص: 156 ، العلمية)


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ridwaan Ibn Khalid Esmail {Kasak}

Student Darul Iftaa

Katete, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.






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