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Why are blood and semen najis?

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I was just wondering as to why blood and semen are najis. Is there a mention anywhere as to why it is considered impure? Like we came from semen and blood flows through our body. Sorry if this question is a bit random.

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Yes, they are impure and that's why we are impure as well. We are made from a drop of semen which is najis, so how can we be pure? Nothing is really pure except Allah - everything other than Allah is in a way najis. It is just that Allah himself purifies those whom he wishes to purify. 

ٱلَّذِينَ يَجْتَنِبُونَ كَبَـٰٓئِرَ ٱلْإِثْمِ وَٱلْفَوَٲحِشَ إِلَّا ٱللَّمَمَ‌ۚ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ وَٲسِعُ ٱلْمَغْفِرَةِ‌ۚ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِكُمْ إِذْ أَنشَأَكُم مِّنَ ٱلْأَرْضِ وَإِذْ أَنتُمْ أَجِنَّةٌ فِى بُطُونِ أُمَّهَـٰتِكُمْ‌ۖ فَلَا تُزَكُّوٓاْ أَنفُسَكُمْ‌ۖ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَنِ ٱتَّقَىٰ

"......He knows you well when He created you from the Earth (Adam), and when you were fetuses in your mothers' wombs. So ascribe not purity to yourselves. He knows best him who fears Allah and keep his duty to Him." (53:32)

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"Indeed, We created man from a sperm-drop mixture that We may try him; and We made him hearing and seeing.'(76:2)

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"Does man not consider that We created him from a [mere] sperm-drop - then at once he is a clear adversary?" (36:77) 

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The act of sexual intercourse itself is very impure and results in greater impurity (janabah), except that Allah considers it pure for us when it is done with Allah's command. Otherwise, there is nothing pure in us...neither the blood which runs inside us, nor the semen from which we are produced, nor the act of coitus - the joining of the dirtiest parts of human body. It is only Allah's pure name which can overwhelm our inherent impurities - otherwise we are all najis in front of Allah. 

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Salam, 

This is just my thoughts:

Semen:  Because it flows through same passage as the urine.  Urine is najis.  So the passage where the Urine passes is also najis and cannot be washed.  

Blood: Blood contains hazardous bacteria and viruses that can infect others upon contact, and must be washed (same as urine).

Muslim exposed parts of the body must be cleaned from physical najis, especially for prayer.

I am sure there are religious explanations to it.

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On a side note, :fever: You'd think we wouldn't need Islam to tell us that blood and semen are najis. Yet, both are even consumed by some people. :fever:

Edited by AmirioTheMuzzy

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