If a najasat-e-ghalizah that is thin and flowing falls on the body or clothes, it will be excused if the area on which it falls is equal to or less than a fifty cents coin in extent. If the person performs his salat without washing it off, his salat will be valid. But to refrain from washing it and to continue offering his salats in this way is makruh. If it is more than a fifty cents coin, then it will not be excused. Salat will not be valid if it is not washed off.
If a najasat-e-ghalizah is thick and solid, for example stool or the excreta of fowls, etc. and its weight is equal to or less than about 4 grams, then performing salat without washing it off will be valid. But if it is more than this weight, salat will not be valid.
Najasat-e-khafifah falls on the body or clothing. If it is less than a quarter of the area on which it fell, it will be excused. But if it is equal to a quarter or more, it will not be excused. In other words, if it falls on one sleeve, it is less than a quarter of that sleeve. If it falls on one panel of a shirt, it is less than a quarter of it. If it falls on a scarf, it is less than a quarter of that scarf. Only if it is less than a quarter of all these it will be excused.
Similarly, if the najasat-e-khafifah falls on one hand or on a leg, then if it is less than a quarter of that hand or leg, salat will be valid if it is not washed. In other words, on whichever limb the najasat falls, less than a quarter of that limb will be considered. If it is equal to a quarter or more, then it will not be excused. It will have to be washed. Salat that is performed without washing it will not be valid.
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الأربعاء 15 رمضان 1440 Wednesday Ramadan15 1440 21 May 2019
It was narrated that Abu Hurairah Radiallahu Anhu said:
"Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam used to encourage (us) to pray Qiyam (Taraaweeh) during Ramadan, without insisting on that, and he said: 'Whoever spends the nights of Ramadan in prayer (Qiyam) out of faith and in the hope of reward, he will be forgiven his previous sins'