Q & A Wudu' and Purity

Q & A: “Baby vomit and washing…”

BABY VOMIT AND WASHING

Q. Baby vomit and cleaning clothes

A.

Baby vomit (whether with or without solids) is considered impure (najis). If a baby vomit lands on a surface or area, it should be washed three times or until it is removed. If it lands on your clothes, then the affected area should be washed and rinsed and then squeezed at each wash until the vomit traces are removed.

“As for the different types of impurities (al-anjas) one of them is what al-Karkhi mentioned in his Mukhtasar: anything that exits from the human body due to which wudu’ and ghusl is necessitated , then this is considered as an impurity (najis) such as: urine, excrement, wadi, madhi (pre-coital fluid), mani (semen), blood, menses, pre-natal fluid (al-nifas), bleeding (al-istihada), flowing blood from a wound, pus and a mouthful of vomit…[1]

 As for one of the conditions for purifying with water, then according to our position it is to wash the impurity repeatedly if it is not-visible. In general, impurities are of two types: actual (haqiqiyya) and ritual (hukmiyya). There is no difference over [the types] of ritual impurities such as minor ritual impurity (hadath), major ritual impurity (janaba) which are removed by a single wash and it is not a condition that one repeatedly wash. As for actual ritual impurity, if it is not visible like urine and things like that, then the authentically transmitted position of the school (zahir al-riwaya) is purification is achived by washing three times…”[2]

أما أنواع الأنجاس فمنها ما ذكره الكرخي في مختصره أن كل ما يخرج من بدن الإنسان مما يجب بخروجه الوضوء أو الغسل فهو نجس من البول والغائط والودي والمذي والمني ودم الحيض والنفاس والاستحاضة والدم السائل من الجرح والصديد والقيء ملء الفم

وأما شرائط التطهير بالماء  فمنها العدد في نجاسة غير مرئية عندنا والجملة في ذلك أن النجاسة نوعان حقيقية وحكمية ولا خلاف في أن النجاسة الحكمية وهي الحدث والجنابة تزول بالغسل مرة واحدة ولا يشترط فيها العدد وأما النجاسة الحقيقية فإن كانت غير مرئية كالبول ونحوه ذكر في ظاهر الرواية أنه لا تطهر إلا بالغسل ثلاثا

And Allah knows best.


[1] See al-Kasani, al-Bada’i` al-Sana’i`, vol.1, p.193.

[2] See al-Kasani, al-Bada’i` al-Sana’i`, vol.1, p.248.

 

 

 

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