Navel Dirt
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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, SunniPath Academy Teacher


I
have dirt that accumulates over time and gets stuck to my navel (i dont
know the medical term for it but it is not navel flint). When I do
ghusl, I cannot remove it just by using my hand. I need to keep rubbing
for a long time and for the parts that are hard to access I need to use
a sharp object like a pair of scissors. Do you know about this issue?
What do you advice?


Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits.

This
kind of residual dirt is excused, because (a) it is common and there is
hardship entailed in removing it; and (b) it is so slight that it isn’t
considered to prevent water from reaching the skin when the area is
wetted. [Fatawa Hindiyya; Imdad al-Fatawa; Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

And Allah alone gives success.

Faraz Rabbani
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