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Definition: In Islam, tahara is a state of ritual purity. Tahara is required for participating in daily prayers (salat) or other ritual acts. Two types of purification are possible: major and minor. Major purification is required after things like menstration and coitus, whereas minor purification is required before prayers. Traditionally the use of water is recommended, but the use of sand is permitted if no water is available.

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