The Office of the Supreme Leader

Turbah's getting dark

Q: What is our duty regarding the turbahs that become dark? (Because it is written in your book “Replies to Inquiries About the Practical laws of Islam” that if the stain on it is so much that it forms a barrier between the forehead and the turbah, the prayer is void. In addition to that the surface of some turbahs become wet because some people pray while their forehead is wet).

A: To render dark by itself is not a reason to make it improper for prostrating on. However, if the dirt on its surface is thick and has a substance [to make barrier], it should be removed.
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