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Laws of Islam Concerning Ritual Purity and Cleanliness

Summaries, with complete referencing, of key source texts

for the laws of Islam concerning

filth, cleanliness, ritual impurity and purity.

 

The sources used to prepare this work are discussed at Source Texts Used for Laws of Islam. They are:  the Holy Qur’an, the 9th century hadith collections of al-Bukhari and Muslim, The Distinguished Jurist’s Primer by the 12th century Islamic scholar Ibn Rushd, and two works of jurisprudence from the Shaf‛i school of Sunni Islam: Risala: Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence by al-Shafi‛i and Reliance of the Traveller and Tools of the Worshipper by Ibn Naqib, dating from the 9th and 14th centuries respectively.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

1.  Introduction to the Laws of Islam Concerning Ritual Purity and Cleanliness  

2.  Overview of Ritual Purity and Cleanliness

3.  Foods and Animal Materials that are Filth  

4.  Filth from Bodily Emissions

5.  Ablution

6.  Impurity Requiring a Bath of Purification

7.  Dry Ablution

8.  Modesty when Praying

9.  Personal Grooming

 

Source Texts Used for Laws of Islam

 

 

 

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Updated October 9, 2012