Is the ‘Awrah impure?
Fatwa No: 56942

  • Fatwa Date:26-8-2015 - Thul-Qi'dah 12, 1436
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Question

Is the man and the woman's ‘Awrah (what should be covered of the body in front of others) impure?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

The ‘Awrah refers to parts of the body that must be covered, including the private parts. These parts are not deemed impure unless there is an impurity attached to them. The scholars unanimously agree that the Muslim's body is pure, though they provided different opinions regarding the impurity of the non-Muslim's body. Both men and women are similar in this regard.

Allaah Knows best.

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